MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (07).
Interrogating the subjects of place, play, female power and sexuality, Lohnes strives to rupture cohesive understanding of play while reinterpreting the heroic, masculine landscape pictured by Homer and Eakins. By placing seemingly incongruous objects, women and actions together, meaning and content is altered. Each piece exists as both light-hearted and playful while pushing against social coherency towards more transgressive, social implications.
Awarded NYFA's Individual Artist Fiscal Sponsorship for the upcoming project Video Van (2010), Lohnes has also recently co-curated and exhibited in “Dangerous Women” at DFN Gallery, NY. Her work has been exhibited in “Boxing Gloves & Bustiers” curated by Kate Gilmore at Soho 20, Chelsea (2009), and Chase Gallery, Boston (’06, ’05, ’04). Julie performed in “The Martial Arts of Backstabbing” by Jody Wood during “Supergirl” at Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia this past December and was awarded an Artist Grant from Vermont Studio Center for the month of October 2009. Julie lives and works in Brooklyn.