Julia Mae Bancroft

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Julia Mae Bancroft

BIO

Born and raised in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Julia Mae Bancroft grew up deeply inspired by nature. In 2009 she moved to Washington DC where she attended The Corcoran College of Art + Design, graduating with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in 2013. Spending a semester abroad living in London England Bancroft first explored interests in fashion design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art + Design, returning home incredibly inspired by couture embroidery and hand weaving practices. The discovery of this medium in combination with Bancroft's background in darkroom photography and painting melded into her current mixed media practice. Still living in Washington DC, she continues to fuse a variety of media throughout her process, consistently building upon technique and material.

STATEMENT

My process is meditative. I gravitate towards a variety of materials, collecting pieces of inspiration like photographs, papers and objects found in nature. At first observing these pieces of inspiration a narrative begins to reveal itself. In a back-and-forth process of mark making, collaging, and layering this narrative, which began as a scattered observation, develops into its own moment. The repetitive nature of deconstructing and reconstructing my materials by hand allows me to enter a very introspective space throughout the creative process and leaves me feeling intimately attached to the artwork I create. As my hand works through this layering process I consider my own relationship with the narrative but also the boundless stories viewers may explore in their own relationships with the artwork.

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Keeping Constance

She is a champion of herself; traversing through the layers of space and time she at once explores her past her present and her future. Her strength lies in this knowledge of self, a quiet confidence that exudes power and inspires her femme sisters to draw strength from their own unique stories and self-love.

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Way Up High in the Walnut Tree

She is a champion of herself; traversing through the layers of space and time she at once explores her past her present and her future. Her strength lies in this knowledge of self, a quiet confidence that exudes power and inspires her femme sisters to draw strength from their own unique stories and self-love.

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Julia Mae Bancroft

United States

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Alone in My Backyard

She is a champion of herself; traversing through the layers of space and time she at once explores her past her present and her future. Her strength lies in this knowledge of self, a quiet confidence that exudes power and inspires her femme sisters to draw strength from their own unique stories and self-love.

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Infinite Pools

She is a champion of herself; traversing through the layers of space and time she at once explores her past her present and her future. Her strength lies in this knowledge of self, a quiet confidence that exudes power and inspires her femme sisters to draw strength from their own unique stories and self-love.