Julia Schrecengost is a multidisciplinary artist working between printmaking, sculpture, painting, and bookmaking. She currently lives in Frederick, Maryland, and recently graduated from Oberlin College with a BFA in studio art in 2018. Since graduating, she has exhibited work in numerous galleries across the country, as well as internationally in Mexico City.
Julia’s work incorporates found materials, organic matter, and objects many would consider to be “trash.” She uses the textures of these materials to create prints, experimenting with various processes including etching, collagraph, silkscreen, and monotype. She also creates intricate sculptures, hand-tying large nets that reference the netting used in her print work. The methods used in her work are often intuitive, repetitive, and laborious. Experiences with injury, chronic pain, and surgery inform her everyday life, and are translated into her artmaking. She is interested in representing the interior of the body, the invisible pain, the materials that hold it all together — ligaments, bone, tissue, blood vessels.