Julia Dzikiewicz was born in a log cabin during a snowstorm. Her only friend as a child was a bee named Harvey. She loved playing with Harvey, learning her stinging wit from his nature and enjoying the wax that he produced. In fact, she was so enamored by his wax that she decided to start using it to create art.

Solo Exhibitions 

2024 

Monsters and Metaphors: Tales of Feminine Power, Gallery 4080, Artomatic, Washington Dc.

2023

Global Warming, Building 5 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

2022 

 Women’s History: Passion and Protest, Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, Long Branch, New Jersey

2021

The Right to Vote,  Muse Gallery, Building 16, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

2020

The Right to Vote,  Muse Gallery, Building 16, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia
She Persisted,  Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, Monmouth, New Jersey

2018

The Human Experience, Frable Gallery, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia
Pink Hat Protest Paintings, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
Global Warming, Building 5 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

2017

 Painting Politics as Metaphor, Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Protest to Power, Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, Maryland

2015

 Artworks Gallery, Richmond Virginia

2014

From Suffrage to Secretary of State, Building 5 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia

Group Exhibitions

2023

Celebrating Women, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Kavanagh Gallery, Saint Charles,
Roe 2.0, Women Made Gallery , Chicago Il
People and the Planet, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

2021

2021 Workhouse Glass National, Vulcan Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia
9th Annual International 2021 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee
Hear Us by
Balancing on Ice, Citizens Climate Lobby of Virginia

2020

Colors of Fall, Vulcan Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia
Virtual Juried Art Show, Shoreline Arts Festival, Shoreline, Washington

2019  

7th Annual International 2019 FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee
Beyond Me Too, Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, New Jersey
Featured Artist, Art of Protest, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg Gallery, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Folksy, Kay Daugherty Gallery, Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland

2018

Value Exhibit, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
May Open Exhibit, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
Americas 2018: All Media Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
53rd Annual Summer Show, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, Louisiana
Summer Small Works, National Association of Women Artists, Inc. Gallery, New York, New York
Founding Artist Exhibition, , Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia
First Light, Building 16 Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia
Women on Women, Corner Store Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

Awards

2021

 The Story of Ham, Fletcher H. Dwyer Award, FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee

2019

 Suffragist and Zombies, , FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, Tennessee

2017   

 Give Thanks, Juror’s Award, Larkin Arts, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2016

 Give Thanks, Honorable Mention, Third Annual Juried Show, Buchanan Partners Gallery, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Virginia
Shark, Juror’s Award, National Juried Show, Larkin Arts, Virginia, juried by Gary Freeburg

2015

 Selected Artist, Workhouse Arts Center Directors Collection, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

2014

My Sister, Myself, Best in Show, Identification, Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

 Selected Media Coverage

 2021

 Women in the Arts Interview, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia , 2021

 2020

 WETA Arts Special Edition, WETA-TV

 2019

 News 12 New Jersey TV story on  Beyond Me Too” show at  Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, New Jersey. My painting  Election 2016 is featured.

2017

 Protest to Power, Mark Jenkins for the Washington Post, 2017
Art Critic Mr Jenkins reviews my solo show Protest to Power at Black Rock Center for the Arts. Featured are my paintings, Wendy and Hillary  and Malala and Maria.
Culture Spot, Paint and Politics: The Lady Doth Protest, a feature on me and my show  Protest to Power at Black Rock Center for the Arts, written by Gina Gallucci-White. Article has a portrait of me, with paintings Malala and Maria, Wendy and Hillary, and The Story of the Ham.

2016

 Encaustic: It’s all the Buzz,  by the Documaniacs for the 2016 Docs Around the Clock competition run by Docs in Progress

2014

Northern Virginia MagazineArticle/interview by Lynn Norusis featuring my solo show From Suffrage to Secretary of State. It includes photos of my paintings  Malala and Maria and Suffragist and Zombies.

2010

Alexandria Times, The Establishments meltdown, article on show titled Systems Failure at Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, curated by Mary Cook.
In the Alexandria Times, my painting  Balancing on Ice is the featured image, and the writer discusses the meaning of this work.

 2005

Raised Consciousness,  Élan Magazine, Feature written by Mary Ann Baron about me and my paintings inspired by the events of September 11th.
Features images of my painting  September 11th,  Flight 77,  Martyr and Hero, and  Memorial.
R&F Paints, Death in Mumbai, encaustic, bought by founding member, Richard Frumess
Lucy Burns Museum ,Vote, encaustic, bought by Laura McKie, former director.

Permanent collections 

R&F Paints, Richard Frumess
Lucy Burns Museum

 

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