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Julia Wang

Julia (Jia Lu) Wang (born 2005) is an emerging artist based in Melbourne Naarm, Australia. Having loved visual arts all her life, Wang aspires to reflect upon and respond to the world around her, in turn, finding solidarity with others through her art.

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Julia Wang in her studio with the winning portrait of 苍 Ash Gray

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Julia Wang working on Still in the studio

Wang’s works explore thematic ideas spanning from the self, cultural identity, memories and human sentience to our dynamic contemporary society and the human condition. The artist’s practise includes traditional as well as conceptual approaches in both the 2D and 3D forms, ranging from painting and mixed-media to photography and textiles. Wang is planning to refine and further enrich her artistic practise in tertiary education next year.

In 2023, Wang exhibited 苍 (Ethereal/Ash Grey) at the VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023, for which the artist was awarded the Nada Hunter Portrait 1st Prize Award, gaining her first prominent exposure and learning opportunity.

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Still, oil on canvas

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Tijana, charcoal on paper 2022

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The Beauty in Their Eyes, willow charcoal on paper, 2022

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Unidentified 生, Silk taffeta, silk chiffon, silk satin, black tea, potassium ferricyanide, ferric ammonium citrate, thread, 2022

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三元公寓 (Memories of Laoye), gouache on wooden board, 2023

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OBSESSION #1, #2, Digital photography, 2022

In 2022, she won the Suzanne Barrah Award for her VCE textile work Unidentified 生, an exploration into the effects of childhood and importance of family as well as cultural heritage in the construction of self identity in the Australian context.

Wang has previously exhibited at Centre for Contemporary Photography 2022 Summer Salon for her series 'OBSESSION', making her official exhibition debut.

The artist’s Still was shown at VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2023; Still also featuring in The Almenara Collection 2023 online exhibition. 


Current VCE student at Melbourne Girls' College

VAS Portrait Exhibition 2023- Nada Hunter Portraiture 1st Prize Award

VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2023

Centre for Contemporary Photography Summer Salon 2022

Works by Julia Wang

苍 (Ethereal/Ash Gray)
Julia Wang
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3.8cm (D)
Oil Portrait
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$ 3,000.00
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