Julia Curran lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a Fulbright Scholar with an international exhibition record and an MFA from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.
My work is a satirical deconstruction of American pop-culture and socio-political history, and how fear and the desires to own and to control drive hyper-masculinity and hyper-consumption. In my prints, paintings, and collages the bright, fast colors and frenetic lines underscore the more sinister scenes of destruction and violence where Party Boys, half-donkeys-half-men, are depicted frantically consuming, dominating, and claiming places and people as their own. From William Hogarth to Jose Guadalupe-Posada; from Emory Douglas to Swoon, printmaking has a rich history of engagement with social and political issues through serious commentary, call to action, satire, and accessible imagery. As a printmaker addressing the historical and contemporary absurdities of capitalism, I am an active participant in this tradition.