”Julie Nord is one of the most skilled younger artists in Denmark. Her exceptional drawings, drawn in various medias such as ink, water color, pencil, crayons, etc. has a psychological depth which is associated with for instance Lewis Carroll. The association to Alice in Wonderland seems to be unavoidable but Nord’s works (as well as Carroll) should not be reduced to the childrens universe. Nord’s drawings are highly intense and combines fantasy universe with real life. Also the darker side of real life is represented through helicopters, war items, and the like. The fantasy universe is as well full of monsters and demons, but placed in a daily life setting the imaginary and the real seems to coalesce. The atmosphere of the drawings seems to be hallucinations, in which the doll like figure is placed as a main character. The idea of the doll figure draws even more attention to the psychological implications in the drawings as being the potential human machine or a blown to life. (…) Julie Nord’s artistic production is one of the most interesting artistic position within the field of contemporary art.”
- Rector of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Sanne Kofod Olsen in her Supporting Statement by the occasion of the nomination of Julie Nord to the sovereign foundation artprice 2008.
Julie Nord (b. 1970 DK) studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1994-2001. In 2019 Julie Nord received New Carlsberg Foundation Art Prize. Her exhibition list includes Julie Nord, Graphic Works (2019) at Bomuldsfabrikens Kunsthal, Arendal, Norge, Dagene er Data -Tegninger til Lone Hørslevs digte (2019) at Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Fantom (2018) at Charlotte Fogh gallery, Århus, Brown Study (2017) at Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Kbh, Domestic Disturbances (2016) at Kunsthallen Hå Gamle Præstegård, Norge, Just Like Home at Kunstforeningen Gammel Strand, Kbh (2014) and Kunsten, Ålborg (2013), The Children (2013), V1 Gallery, København, Family (2012) at Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Xenoglossy (2011) at Nordisk akvarelmuseum, Sverige, Dark Ink (2010) at Turku Artmuseum, Turku, Finland, Xenoglossy (2010) at ARos, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus, Afternoon at the Fringe (2007) at Houldsworth Gallery, London, Somewhere not that far away (2007) at Politikkens Hus, Kbh, Elsewhere (2006) at Mogadishni, Kbh , The Cycle (2004) at “Foundation La Caixa,” Leida, Spanien, From Wonderland with Love (2004) at Aarhus Kunstmuseum.
Her works are represented in many public and private collections including The Walsall Museum of Fine Art, UK, Statens Museum for Kunst, ARoS, Arken, KUNSTEN, 21C Museum, Kentucky, USA, The Nordic Watercolor Museum, SE, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, Trapholt, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Lyonel-Feininger-Museum, Germany.
Xenoglossy (1), 2011, Foil, acrylic, carpet, couches, framed works., Soloexhibition, The Nordic Watercolor Museum. (SE).