Julia Hepburn – Room 204

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CUTMR-RM-204-2Artist Statement


In my room I have created a tableau in which the subject’s dreams are put on display. Viewers are invited to observe and interpret the imaginings of a figure sleeping in the centre of the room. These dreams are presented in the form of glowing scenes floating above the bed. The imagery in the piece is intended to walk the line between the light-hearted and uncomfortable, and as a result can be interpreted any number of ways according to the participants wishes. The goal of the work is to create an environment where viewers feel they have entered into a stolen moment, and they are encouraged to become voyeurs of the most intimate kind.


Hepburn was raised in Mississauga Ontario, the younger of two girls and the daughter of an Ontario College of Art and Design graduate. As such, art was a constant in her life. In 2005, she graduated from McMaster University with and Honors Degree in Fine Arts though it was two years later that she decided to pursue a career as an artist. Since then she has lived and worked in Toronto, currently creating work out of her Spadina Avenue apartment.

Though Hepburn often produces two-dimensional works, including chalk pastel and acrylic paintings, the main focus of her art has been the production of dioramas.  She has participated in a number of group exhibitions at such galleries as  Whippersnapper, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Resistor and Prime Gallery. Her works have also earned her the Best Sculpture Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2008 and 2009.


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