Often the wearer of many hats, Julian is a curator, educator, artist, entrepreneur, and art advisor, though not always in that order. He has lectured about curatorial practice and the art market at institutions such as Pratt, Brown University, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art and was NURTUREart’s 2012/2013 Project Curate Educator at Juan Morel Campos Secondary School in Brooklyn. His exhibitions have been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artnet News, Artinfo, Bushwick Daily and many others. He is the founder of OUTLET Fine Art and co-founder of Associated Gallery. Forthcoming projects include a book on his travels in Morocco, Llevame de Vuelta, out this winter as well as Cura: Epistemic Two-Step a group exhibition of new work curated by Sessa Englund.
A native of the American Southwest, Julian grew up fiercely independent, immersed in the natural environment and cultural diversity of the U.S./Mexico border. Trained as an academic, he graduated Cum Laude from Brown University with a degree in American Civilization. While his focus is on contextualizing the contemporary, his honors thesis focused on the collective performance of the “American Dream,” the arts have always been his passion. After studying industrial design with Irene Aragão at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, he continued his studies at Brown, focusing on learning curatorial practice with Mark Tribe and creative/spatial dynamics with Ian Gonsher.
Upon graduation, Julian worked on the production team for the landmark exhibition of socially engaged art Living as Form with acclaimed arts non-profit Creative Time. As part of this team, he headed the complete production of SUPERFLEX’s Power Toilet / JP Morgan Chase and fabricated Buster Simpson’s Opportunist Landscape in a Social Context.
Post Creative Time, Julian enrolled in the Master’s Art Business Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art where he continued his studies in curatorial practice with Contemporary Art Program Director Kathy Battista alongside courses in art law with former NY Bar Association Chair Judith Prowda, and collection management with the present Global Head of the UBS Art Collection, Mary Rozell. He wrote his Master’s Thesis on trends and potentialities in the online market for art under the direction of current Los Angeles Art Business Program Director, Jonathan T.D. Neil. While finishing his Master’s Thesis, Julian opened up an experimental art exhibition space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. After a successful six months, he transitioned the space into OUTLET Fine Art which he currently manages with Jason Andrew and John Silvis. Shortly there after, he also began Associated Gallery in collaboration with fellow artists Jen Hitchings and Theresa Daddezio.
As an established expert on the emerging art market and a leader in the Brooklyn art scene, Julian currently splits his time between acting as curator and Co-Director of OUTLET, his numerous outside art and curatorial projects, such as the recent exhibition Archimedes’ Bathtub with the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Program, consulting on art production and creative advertising, and advising clients both individual and corporate on the management and maintenance of their collections.
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