• Education

    Education

    2014

    Master of Fine Arts, Photography
    Rhode Island School of Design

    2011

    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art/Photography
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    2008

    High School Diploma, Studio Art
    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Fine and Performing Arts

  • Experience

    2016
    Marketing and Media Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, Community Frameworks

    2015–2016

    Family Services and Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorps National Direct Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity-Spokane

    2015

    Instructor of Digital Photography, Belvoir Terrace

    Certified Framer, Michaels Arts and Crafts

    2012–2014

    Teaching Assistant, Photography and Art History Departments, Rhode Island School of Design

    2014

    Instructor of Record, Photography Department, Rhode Island School of Design

  • Recognition

    2016

    First Place, Still Life Category, International Photography Competition 2016, FMoPA

    Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2016 Award, Artist Trust

    Honorable Mention, 2016 Juried Art Show, Avenue West Gallery

    2015

    Best in Show, Guess You Had To Be There, Peoria Art Guild

    2013

    New York Photo Award Finalist

    2008

    Gail Melhado Scholarship

  • Exhibitions


    Solo Exhibitions

    2017

    Scattered Remains
    Zootown Arts Community Center
    Missoula, Montana

    Still Waiting
    Two Birds Tattoo
    Seattle, Washington

    Tableaux
    Dean Davis Photography
    Spokane, Washington

    2016

    At A Loss
    SFCC Photography Gallery
    Spokane Falls Community College
    Spokane, Washington

    Scattered Remains
    Burien Community Center
    Burien, Washington

    Scattered Remains
    Interiors by Robin
    Spokane, Washington

    Scattered Remains
    Iron Goat Brewing Co.
    Spokane, Washington

    Tableaux
    Richmond Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    Trail's End
    Saranac Art Projects
    Spokane, Washington

    2015

    At A Loss: A Solo Exhibition
    Brick Wall Photographic Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    2012

    Human Traces
    Le Cigare Volant
    Santa Cruz, California

    Invitational Exhibitions

    2017

    Oceanic Orientation
    Little Dog Art Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    SAP Show
    Spokane International Airport
    Spokane, Washington

    Spread
    Saranac Art Projects
    Spokane, Washington

    2016

    A Woman's Eye
    Hatch Gallery
    Spokane Valley, Washington

    Art Walk: Celebrating Women and Survivors
    YWCA
    Spokane, Washington

    Inspired By Our New Monuments: An Artful Response
    Joshua Tree Art Gallery
    Joshua Tree, California

    Kaleidoscope Flash
    Little Dog Art Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    Small Work Show
    Saranac Art Projects
    Spokane, Washington

    WAM Show
    Spokane International Airport
    Spokane, Washington

    Winter Narrative
    Little Dog Art Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    2015

    Spookeh 3
    Jan Brandt Gallery
    Bloomington, Illinois

    The 7th Exhibition
    2022NQ Space
    Manchester, United Kingdom

    50/50: 50 Artists from 5 Decades
    R. Blitzer Gallery
    Santa Cruz, California

    2014

    New Contemporaries
    Gelman Gallery
    Rhode Island School of Design Museum
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Selections Show
    Sol Koffler Gallery
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Other Selected Exhibitions

    2017

    30 Under 30
    Viridian Artists Gallery
    New York, New York

    2016

    2nd Artist Collaboration Show
    Hatch Gallery
    Spokane Valley, Washington

    19th International Exhibition
    Woman Made Gallery
    Chicago, Illinois

    2016 National Juried Photography Exhibition
    Emerald Art Center
    Springfield, Oregon

    2016 National Juried Exhibition
    First Street Gallery
    New York, New York

    Alter + Combine
    (SCENE) Metrospace
    Kresge Art Center Gallery
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan

    Artists' Showcase
    Palouse Community Center
    Palouse, Washington

    Artworks Northwest 2016
    Hallie Brown Ford Gallery
    Umpqua Valley Art Center
    Roseburg, Oregon

    Children of Privilege
    Dendroica Gallery
    Seattle, Washington

    Circa: Digital Art Exhibit
    NEST Arts Factory
    Bridgeport, Connecticut

    CVG show
    Collective Visions Gallery
    Bremerton, Washington

    Dreams 2016
    Center for Fine Art Photography
    Fort Collins, Colorado

    Essence of Home
    Golden Thread Gallery
    West Hartford, Connecticut

    Earth Wind Fire
    Umpqua Valley Arts Association
    Roseburg, Oregon

    FMoPA International Photography Competition Exhibition
    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
    Tampa, Florida

    Home
    Midwest Center for Photography
    Wichita, Kansas

    In Good Company: Celebrating Women Artists
    Bankhead Theater
    Livermore, California

    Juried Art Exhibition
    Avenue West Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition
    Sanchez Art Center
    Pacifica, California

    March/April 2016 Show
    the Curated Fridge
    Somerville, Massachusetts

    Memories and Mementos
    Cannon Beach Gallery
    Cannon Beach, Oregon

    Nowhere Everywhere
    Red Wall Gallery
    Weston, Massachusetts

    Origins of Fear Show
    Little Dog Art Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    Photography Now!
    Corridor Gallery
    Umpqua Valley Art Center
    Roseburg, Oregon

    Photowork '16
    Barrett Art Gallery
    Poughkeepsie, New York

    Putting It Together
    Foundry Art Centre
    St. Charles, Missouri

    Re-Context
    Colorado Photographic Arts Center
    Denver, Colorado

    Road Trip to Photoville
    Photoville
    Brooklyn, New York

    Spokane WAM Expo 2016
    Richmond Art Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    Terrain 9
    Washington Cracker Factory
    Spokane, Washington

    Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been
    MINT Gallery
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Wide Open 7
    BWAC Gallery
    Brooklyn, NY
    May 7th – June 12th

    2015

    The Art Of Our Consumption
    Foundry Art Centre
    St. Charles, Missouri

    Color Photography: A Picture Show
    Black Box Gallery
    Portland, Oregon

    Exposure
    Exchange LA
    Los Angeles, California

    From Where I Stand
    uBe Art Gallery
    Berkeley, California

    Going Home
    Foundry Art Centre
    St. Charles, Missouri

    Going Places
    PhotoPlace Gallery
    Middlebury, Vermont

    The Golden Hours
    PhotoPlace Gallery
    Middlebury, Vermont

    Guess You Had To Be There
    Peoria Gateway Building
    Peoria, Illinois

    Left Coast Show
    Frances Young Gallery
    Ross, California

    Love
    ART Escape
    Sonoma, California

    New Directions 2015
    Barrett Art Center
    Poughkeepsie, New York

    Origins of Fear
    Little Dog Art Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    The Photographers of Instagram
    Open Shutter Gallery
    Durango, Colorado

    Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition
    The Lucky Jotter Studio
    Blackpool, United Kingdom

    Re-Picturing Photography
    Union Street Gallery
    Chicago Heights, Illinois

    Sense of Place
    Jan Brandt Gallery
    Bloomington, Illinois

    Small Works Show
    Saranac Art Projects
    Spokane, WA

    Still Life/Life Still
    Darkroom Gallery
    Essex Junction, Vermont

    Stories and Secrets
    PhotoPlace Gallery
    Middlebury, Vermont

    SWAN Day Exhibition
    Bankhead Theater
    Livermore, California

    Water
    Hera Gallery
    Wakefield, Rhode Island

    Windows, Doors, and Mirrors
    PhotoPlace Gallery
    Middlebury, Vermont

    2014

    Love
    Dark Room Gallery
    Essex Junction, Vermont

    New York Photo Awards Exhibition
    Powerhouse Arena
    Brooklyn, New York

    Rhode Island School of Design Thesis Show
    Rhode Island Convention Center
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Seven Stories Tall
    ClampArt Gallery
    New York, NY

    2013

    All the Dire Motives
    Sol Koffler Gallery
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Arc of Alchemy
    Sol Koffler Gallery
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Longing and Belonging
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Ransom
    Wayfarers Studios
    Brooklyn, New York

    2012

    First Year Photography MFA Candidate Show
    Red Eye Gallery
    Providence, Rhode Island

    Frozen Decay
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, California

  • Benefit Auctions

    2017

    2017 Benefit Art Auction
    Benefiting the Artist Trust
    Fisher Pavilion Seattle Center
    Seattle, Washington

    Child Humanitarian Arts (CHARTS) Fundraiser
    Liberty Building Gallery
    Spokane, Washington

    No Human Being Is Illegal
    Naming Gallery
    Oakland, California

    2016

    2016 Benefit Art Auction
    Benefiting the Artist Trust
    Fisher Pavilion-Seattle Center
    Seattle, Washington

    Postcards from the Edge
    Benefiting Visual AIDS
    Sikkema Jenkins & Co
    New York, New York

    2015

    99 Bucks Fundraiser
    Benefiting the Palm Springs Art Museum
    Riviera Hotel Grand Ballroom
    Palm Springs, California

  • Publications & Reviews

    2017

    Missoula Independent, Julie Gautier-Downes photographs the losses we leave behind

    Neighborworks VISTA Program, Q1 Report

    2016

    Ain’t Bad Magazine, Featured Artist

    the Art Marketing Blog, An Artist Interview: Julie Gautier-Downes

    B-Town Blog, "Photos by Julie Gautier-Downes now on display at Burien Community Center"

    Bored Panda, In Trail’s End, Photographs And Found Objects Combine To Create A Reconstructed Lost Home

    the Hand Magazine, Issue #12

    the Inlander, Spokane artists receive Artist Trust grants to complete art, music, poetry projects

    KYRS, Art Hour Radio Show

    New Landscape Photography, At A Loss

    Ohio Edit, "Two Poems by Frederick Pollack and a Photo by Julie Gautier-Downes"

    Phosmag, Human Traces

    Professional Artist Magazine, Artist Spotlight

    RISD XYZ Magazine, Spring/Summer 2016 Issue

    Spokesman Review, "Accessible artwork: Spokane neighborhoods offer galleries and more"

    2015

    Central Illinois News Week, “Art exhibit opens Thursday on Peoria’s riverfront”

    "Gautier-Downes captures landscapes that, although devoid of any human subjects, seem to tell the story of the people who inhabit the area. Her pieces of abandoned buildings and towns are thought-provoking; she serves almost more as an anthropologist than a mere photographer." (Inlander, "Artistic Exploration: A few standout shows from the expansive Visual Arts Tour roster")

    Livermore Patch, “Support Women Artists Now Art Exhibit on Display at Bankhead Theater”

    the Lucky Jotter, Featured Artist

    Peoria Star, “Peoria’s Gateway Building hosts installation artists’ work”

    "There is something intriguing about Julie Gautier-Downes’ curiosity of spaces and homes abandoned and decaying—as if the remnants will whisper its story to her, revealing the secret ingredient that brought it to life or made it a home."(uBe Gallery, "In these forgotten spaces her imagination thrives")

    2014

    "RISD graduate Julie Gautier-Downes shoots loss and abandonment in an unsettlingly beautiful way, her shots tying scenes of rejected domesticity to the unmistakeably sparse and still Mojave Desert in California." (Dazed Digital, “States of Independence: Inside the ghost houses of the Mojave Desert”)

    Self published, Echoes of Home (book)

    Musée Magazine, “Seven Stories Tall, RISD MFA Graduate Show at ClampArt”

    "Some studios appeared to have weathered the gusts of an angry cyclone. Julie Gautier-Downes MFA 14 PH scattered vintage family portraits, splintered plywood and torn cotton shirts across the floors of her space. The artist wanted to reproduce the interior living area of a doublewide trailer…" (OurRISD Tumblr)

    Books

    2015

    Self published, What Shakes Loose: Experiments in Recreation (book)

    2014

    Self published, At A Loss (book)

  • Collections

    At A Loss and Echoes of Home, Books, Prince Gallery, Petaluma, California

    At A Loss, Book, Indie Photobook Library, Washington, DC

    At A Loss, Print, Private Collection of Linden Rhoads, Seattle, Washington

    At A Loss, Prints, The Lucky Jotter Studios, Blackpool, United Kingdom

    At A Loss, Portfolio, Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, Rhode Island

    Human Traces, Print, Private Collection of Carmen Arrambide, Marin, California

  • Affiliations

    2017

    Featured Artist, Little Dog Art Gallery
    Member, Artist Trust
    Member, Hatch: Creative Enterprises
    Member, Richmond Art Collective
    Member, Saranac Art Projects

    2016

    Board Member, Spokane Low Income Housing Coalition
    Featured Artist, Little Dog Art Gallery
    Member, Artist Trust
    Member, Hatch: Creative Enterprises
    Member, Saranac Art Projects

    2015

    Member, College Art Association
    Member, Los Angeles Art Association
    Member, Saranac Art Projects
    Member, Society of Photographic Education

    2014

    Member, College Art Association
    Member, Society of Photographic Education

    2013

    Member, Society of Photographic Education