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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Jules Briggs



Julia (Jules) Briggs is a Cleveland, Ohio based artist with a studio in Lakewood’s Screw Factory. She holds an MA in Philosophy & The Arts from University of Warwick, England and a BA in Studio Art from DePauw University, Indiana.

Following her undergraduate career, Jules worked for two years as a bronze foundry artist in a small Buddhist monastic community in Northern California. Her countless life-size and miniature sculptures contributed to the revitalization of Tibetan art and have been donated to monasteries in India and East Asia. 

Jules’ personal paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries both nationally and internationally including 6 Spin Street Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, Carlisle Arts & Learning Center in Carlisle, PA, and Morpho Gallery in Chicago, IL, to name a few.  She has created graphics for non-profit arts organizations and podcasts, appeared on artist jury panels, and is a freelance portrait painter.

Jules likes walking to Lake Erie from her home in Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland and reading fantasy fiction novels in her free time.

Artist Statement

This body of work expresses the dignity of emotionality and is unafraid to show the depth of its feelings. My paintings and sculptures are an honest portrayal of my womanhood, family relationships, and friendships, reflecting my sincere wish for comfort in my environment. Through transparency, I hope to show the strength of sensitivity and utilize emotionality as a tool towards seeking understanding on a common ground.

The complexity of color accentuates the depth of being and the fever of emotionality. Scenes in my paintings depict people, objects, or settings from my life that convey symbolic meaning. Combined with the saturated tones of my palette, the content is cast into the psychological state of the moment.

I draw philosophical influences from Tibetan Buddhism to exemplify the universal benefit in showing one’s authentic being. The expressions of the figures within the frame follow happy moments of calm, humor and love, as well as dark moments of attachment, aversion, and ignorance. Through sharing my emotional experiences, I strengthen my confidence, understanding, and compassion towards others. 


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