Julianna Wells

Term: June – July 2018

Stipendiary of the NYAA



In my work, I monumentalize the quiet moments in life and create an allegory for the human experience through my paintings and drawings. This inspiration comes from observing nature, and looking for the metaphorical narratives that unravel in the environment that parallel daily life. My influences range from the Northern Baroque and American Realists to my memory of the forested landscapes of Georgia where I grew up. In painting what I know and see, I hope to capture what it means to be alive.



2019 Master of Fine Arts, New York Academy of Art, NY
2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors College Scholar, Columbus State University, GA.

Solo Exhibitions

Patterns of Existence, Artlab Gallery, Columbus, GA.
Personal Monuments, My Boulange, Columbus, GA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 New York Academy of Art Pop- Up Exhibition, Di Donna Gallery, 744 Madison Ave, New York, NY.

Deck the Walls, 111 Franklin Street, New York, NY. Coffee Art Project, Metropolitan Pavilion,
125 W 18th St, New York, NY.
Single Fare 4, 441 W 14th Street, New York, NY.
Stargarden, Era Contemporary, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PENN.
Roots, Seaboard Depot, Columbus, GA.
The Alternate Self, Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers, NY.

Celebrating Art! Gallery 6010, Macon, GA.
NYAA Summer Undergraduate Residency Exhibition. NYAA, New York, NY.
Birth Reincarnate. ArtLab, Columbus, GA.
Like it or not: Social Media and Art. CICA Museum, South Korea.
Let There Be Art! Columbus Museum, GA.
Student Juried Show. Bay Gallery, Columbus, GA. Juror: Hannah Israel.

Columbus Artists’ Guild Member’s Show. Illges Gallery, GA.

YP Time for Art. Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, GA.

Awards / Grants / Residencies

NYAA 2018 Leipzig International Art Programme Residency Award

NYAA Merit Award Scholarship, Beyond the Limit Funding Future Artists Scholarship. Columbus State University, (2013 to 2017).
Columbus State University Student Representative for Jordan Sokol Masterclass, Phi Kappa Phi        Senior Award, Columbus State University Art Department Student of Excellence and Studio Award, CSU Honors.
College Award for Scholarship in the Arts, William-Fort Scholarship, Columbus State University, (2013 to 2017).
Tower Scholarship, Columbus State University, (2013 to 2017).

Columbus State University Student Representative for Alyssa Monks Masterclass, Summer Undergraduate Residency at the New York Academy of Art, Best in Painting, “Student Juried Show”Bay Gallery, Columbus, GA.

SRACE Grant. Columbus State University, Columbus State University Student Representative for Bo Bartlett Masterclass, Best in Painting, “Columbus Artists’ Guild Member’s Show”, Illges Gallery, GA.

Honors Educational Activity Grant. Columbus State University, Friends of Art Travel Scholarship. Columbus State University, Center of International Education Travel Scholarship.

Corporate Sponsor’s Choice Award, “YP Time for Art”, GA.