About Julie Cockburn (UK)

Julie Cockburn (UK, 1966) lives and works in London

1993 - 1996 Central St Martins School of Art and Design. BA Fine Art (sculpture)
1992 - 1993  Chelsea School of Art Foundation 

Julie Cockburn takes found photographs and through cutting, embroidering and collaging makes them her own. The images she uses, from Hollywood actors to 50s American high school pictures, lends her work a nostalgic quality. Her work becomes a link between the past to the present.

For Cockburn the aim of her work is to bring these images back to life. Obsessed with film and images in magazines from an early age, Cockburn reinvigorates these images through her interventions. She considers not just the sitter but also the photographer who chose the position, and the final printed image, when deciding how she manipulates the image.

Julie Cockburn has exhibited across the world. Living and working in London she studied at Chelsea College of Art and Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe and the United States and her work is included in a number of collections

Caldic Collection
AKZO Nobel art Foundation
John Jones, London

Yale Center For British Art, Yale, Connecticut, USA
The Wellcome Trust, London, UK
British Land, London, UK
Goss-Michael Foundation, USA
The Ivy, London, UK
Private collections worldwide