MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)Prior to 2012
Artist StatementAllegories, parables, and nursery rhymes are purposefully fictional stories symbolizing or satirizing a truth. My sculptures and installations are appropriated from these literary genres while incorporating my questions about truth and communication in politics and social policies. The stories are sources for my work concerning topics such as censorship of books, the current wars, and the definition of femininity. Recurring materials of paper, dirt, rope, and cloth are manipulated through a process of cutting, heaping, weaving, or wrapping. A divide between original and invented emerges - similar to politics and social policies; the space is small between fact and fiction.
Julianna Dail has exhibited her work extensively throughout the Mid Atlantic region including Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Groop Multimedia Experimental Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio (solo show), Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Gallery, Morgan State’s James E. Lewis Museum of Art, University of Maryland (solo show), and Maryland Art Place. More recently Ms. Dail has exhibited at Villa Julie College in Baltimore, the College Art Association Exhibition at Hunter in New York City, Realform Project Space (solo installation) and Dam, Stuhltrager both in Brooklyn, NY and Repetti in Long Island City, NY. Julianna Dail received her BFA with a concentration in painting from Kent State University in 1996 and an MFA with Departmental Honors from Parsons The New School for Design in 2007. She was granted both the Chaim Gross Sculpture Scholarship and a two year Dean’s Scholarship. In 2008 Ms Dail was a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Grant for works on paper. Her work is in private collections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, and Germany.