About

Photography by Matt Smith

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Julie Stopper attained her BFA from NYU in New York City (2014), became the Global Academic Fellow in Visual Art at NYUAD in Abu Dhabi (2014), an artist-in-residence at De Liceiras 18 in Porto, Portugal (2015), and an exhibiting artist at the Water Tower Art Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria (2016). Currently Stopper works at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts as the Exhibitions Coordinator in her hometown where she is also a studio artist alongside her creative partner, Sofia Mish (2018). 

Stopper, an artist, and Mish, a poet, work together to explore the relationship between visual art and literature, play with fiction in order to tell stories, and attempt bring to light that which is morbidly beautiful. Striving to become a positive voice within the mental health community, these two women aim for their work to embody topics of transformation, rebirth, and stability.  


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 EDUCATION 

2014, NYU BFA Studio Art; Global Studies & Photography New York, New York 

Study Abroad: Berlin, Germany (Spring 2012) and Accra, Ghana (Fall 2012)

AWARDS  &  HONORS

2014, NYU Art Department Student Excellence Award, New York, NY
2014, NYU Founder’s Day Award, New York, NY
2010-14, NYU Dean’s List, New York, NY
2010-14, NYU Steinhardt Merit Scholarship, New York, NY

RESIDENCIES  &  FELLOWSHIPS

2017-2018, GoggleWorks Studio Artist, Reading, PA

2015,  Artist-in-Residence, De Liceiras 18, Porto, Portugal

2014-15,  Global Academic Fellow in Visual Art, NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS

2018, In House, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2017, We Lived Here, White Toy Box, New York, NY

2017, 13th Annual Studio Artist Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2016,  Exhibiting Artist, Water Tower Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria 

2016, Break the Floor, Rabbithole, New York, NY

2016, floral furnace, Kalerie s čupr uměním Saigon, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2015, Why is the Universe so Large, Flat and Full of Structure?, De Liceiras 18, Porto, Portugal

2015, Oasis, Soft Bread, Openings, De Liceiras 18, Porto, Portugal

2015, people are birds with wings ingrown, NYUAD Project Space, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014, Night Light, NYUAD Project Space, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014, Bare Bones, The Outer Room, New York, NY

2014, From A to Be, Happy Life Inc., New York, NY

2014, Recycled Origins, The Living Gallery, New York, NY

2014, Echoes of Your Dusty Roots, The Outer Room, New York, NY

2014, new intentions, The Mess, New York, NY

2014, Never Too Soon, The Commons, New York, NY

2014, Berlin Becoming, Deutsches Haus, New York, NY

2014, The Body Show, The Outer Room, New York, NY

2014, Commons, The Commons, New York, NY

2013, Unhomely, The Commons, New York, NY

2012, Works Abroad, Berlinische Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Berlin, Germany

2012, Local Attractions, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

PRESS   

2016, Julie Stopper & Sofia Mish: Floral Furnace, Stuart Studium Artium, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2015, Night Light, Electra Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-Present, Visitor Experience Supervisor, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA 

2015-16, Technical Specialist in Visual Art, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2015-16, The Cube Gallery Space Manager, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014-16, Mixed Media Sculpture Studio Manager, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013-14, Ceramic Studio Monitor, NYU, New York, NY

2013-14, Administrative Assistant, Judith Schwartz, NYU, New York, NY

2013, Soft Sculpture Studio Monitor, NYU, New York, NY

2013, Studio Assistant, Sana Musasama, Hunter College, New York, NY

TEACHING  EXPERIENCE

2016, Visual Poetry Directed Study, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2016, Pop-Up Books Workshop, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2016, Erasure Poetry Workshop, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

2015, Bookbinding Workshop, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2015, Mark-making Workshop, De Liceiras 18, Porto, Portugal

2015, Figure Drawing Workshop Series, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014, Hand Sewing & Machine Stitching Workshop, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014, Ceramics Hand-building Workshop, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2014, Mark-making Workshop, White Toy Box, New York, NY