Julia Bloom has been painting, drawing and making sculpture for 30 years. She studied at the Boston Museum School and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has had many one and two person exhibitions nationally and has been included in numerous group shows. Bloom has been awarded several grants and awards, including an Individual Artist Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, a fellowship from the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafitz Foundation and seven fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Bloom’s work has been reviewed in The Washington Post and The Washington Times. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Southern Living, Northern Virginia Magazine and Poet Lore. Bloom’s work is in several public and private collections, including the University of Virginia School of Law, Wheat First Securities and the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. Bloom lives and works in Washington, DC. She is represented by Addison/Ripley Gallery.