Throughout her 35-year career Julie Langsam has examined issues of beauty,
idealization and the notion of the sublime, as well as the interconnected legacy of
stylistic tropes, in work that spans painting, drawing, filmmaking, photography, and printmaking. Langsam often combines images that reference both the romantic sublime
of the 19th century and the 20th century’s utopian ideals of modernism as a way to
examine ideas about ‘nature’ and ‘progress’ within the context of the 21st century.
Langsam recently finished a short experimental documentary film about the landscape
of New Jersey called “Garden State” and is editing her feature-length film about the United States as seen through the lens of the landscape.
Langsam has exhibited nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Gallery
Thomas Jaeckel; Frederieke Taylor Gallery; and Michael Steinberg Fine Art in NYC;
Maass Gallery at SUNY Purchase; Espai 8 in Barcelona; Reykjavik Art Gallery, Iceland;
and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, among others. She is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and is represented in collections throughout the United States and Europe. Among Langsam's other activities she is curator of such exhibitions as "Color as Structure" at Frederieke Taylor Gallery in NYC and "The Big Bang" at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, OH. Langsam is currently Associate Professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers and was former Motto Endowed Chair and Head of Painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art.