Texas native, Julie Zarate, began studying art an early age and has worked in different media. Her work is a fusion of different genres from the past made anew with an eye toward the contemporary. She lives in Houston with her loving husband and son.
The art that I create is an amalgam of influences from Michaelangelo to Yepes, covering an array of genres and styles, ultimately fusing them to create something contemporary and iconic, yet timeless and infinitely familiar.
My early years were shaped by popular culture and the empowerment of women, thus most of my works reflect this. However, I am more interested in the journey and new discoveries of creating a new piece of work than I am with the finished product. This is usually how I discover something new, either in the execution or the medium. As my work continues to evolve, the strong undercurrent of taking risks, confidence and the sheer desire to create is ever present.
I have exhibited across the United States and am currently one of the Resident Artists at Gallery ChimMaya in Los Angeles.