Julia Shepley

About Julia Shepley

Locus Installation

Shepley's recent sculpture, drawings and woodblock print series explore the themes of relocation and resettlement as a universal, physical, and personal part of human history and experience. She layers translucent media such as cast and etched glass, fabric and Mylar using stitching, structural elements, ink and pencil drawings and their cast shadows to create three-dimensional drawing.

Her work references the winds and tides of human attachment and energy, by turns, dispersing, settling and accumulating as they are layered and pieced together by time. She is inspired by the process of working with materials in a way that reveals their inherent fragility and strength to meld story, structure and space.

Shepley works in series of related works which can be shown in a group installations, in pairs or individually. Shepley is represented by the Boston Sculptors Gallery, is a member of the Boston Printmakers, and The Textile Study Group in NYC, and is represented in museum and library collections in the Boston area. She works out of her studio in the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville. Shepley studied at Hampshire College and Boston University and grew up in Boston, Marshfield, MA and Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Contact Info

1 Fitchburg St, C312
Somerville, MA 02143
Studio: 617-628-7623
Email Julia Shepley


Julie Shepley resume (pdf)

Photo Credits

Clements/Howcroft, Damianos Photography, Kay Canavino, Bill Kipp, and Julia Shepley