Julianne Wallace Sterling

Julianne Wallace Sterling is a Bay Area painter who portrays the female figure with adept sensitivity. She writes, "I paint about the realities, complexities and absurdities of life as a woman. With some bittersweet humor I explore the place where I rub up against the gender conditioning of my youth and the expectations of being a woman, wife and mother. My paintings are about little secrets women keep to themselves."

Born in Southern California, Julianne graduated from UC Riverside with a BS in Economics and pursued post-baccalaureate studies in art at San Francisco State. Her work has been exhibited at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, Dacia Gallery in New York, A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato and Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland. She was awarded first prize at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art's 2010 Juried Annual.  Her work has been written about in the San Francisco Chronicle, art ltd., the East Bay Express, 7x7, and the Art in New England. Sterling's work was selected for A.I.R. Gallery's 9th Biennial in Brooklyn in March 2011. Most recently, she had a painting selected for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Washington, D.C.


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