Julia Couzens American, b. 1947


Julia Couzens is known for distinct bodies of work in drawing, sculpture, installation, and writing. Since the early 2000’s Couzens’s textile-based constructions have taken shape between the disciplines of craft, painting, and sculpture. She’s been recognized with a Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship; an Art Matters Visual Artist Fellowship; and a Roswell Museum and Art Center Artist-in-Residence grant. Couzens has been shown in museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. In 2019 her work was featured in the international Cheongju Contemporary Craft Biennale, South Korea. Notable public collections include the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Butler Institute of American Art; Crocker Art Museum; Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis; Oakland Museum of California; Weatherspoon Art Museum; and Yale University Art Gallery. Couzens received her M.F.A. in 1990 from the University of California, Davis. She currently divides her time between Merritt Island, outside the Sacramento River delta community of Clarksburg, and Los Angeles.