Julie Vinette’s work is impacted by the luminosity and colors that suffuse each season, the transparency and reflections of light and liquid, and the striations that appear when speeding by objects and light while traveling. It is abstraction, informed by landscape, cityscape, and the everyday. She strives to construct or evoke something beautiful where there was once nothing.
"My work involves the tension between control and chaos. An ever-present grid creates a framework for images that are stripped of their intended meaning. What remains are abstract compositions that hint at sky, art, architecture, horizon and earth. I see my work as exploring the line between sane and insane, order and disorder. I am interested in the way we attempt to define the inexplicable."
Julie Vinette was born in Rochester, New York in 1970. She received a BFA with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. In late 2008, Julie Vinette was awarded a solo exhibition at the Bromfield Gallery, Boston; this exhibit was curated by William Stover, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Vinette was also chosen by Stover to exhibit in Cambridge Art Center's 2009 Northeast Prize Show.