Julia Jo (b. 1991, Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. MFA Parsons School of Design 2019, BFA Smith College, 2016) focuses her practice on compositions in oil paint, which she applies in both precise and heavy brushstrokes. Her approach to each canvas allows her compositions to embrace both the figurative and the abstract. While at first glance Jo’s paintings possess a frenetic energy, upon closer inspection, discernible imagery emerges hinting at multi-layered narratives, interpersonal dynamics, and missed connections. Following Jo’s New York solo debut at Charles Moffett this winter, the artist will be the subject of two upcoming solo exhibitions on the West Coast, including presentations at James Fuentes in Los Angeles, CA in May, and Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco, CA in the fall. Her work is in the permanent collection of ICA Miami.