Julie Püttgen



Georgia State University

M.F.A. in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, 2003. Primary focus on installation work.

Post-baccalaureate Student, Spring 2000. Coursework in Figure Sculpture and Psychology. 

Yale University

B.A., Studio Art, 1994. Concentration in Photography, Painting and Printmaking.  Extensive coursework in Medieval Studies.   First-year Honors program in Directed Studies.  Art Editor, Yale Literary Magazine, 1991-1993.  Photographs, prints and drawings published in Yale Herald, Zirkus Review, and Yale Literary Magazine.



Solo Shows and Collaborative Works


×        Internet Mandala Project.  Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, FL.


×        Volcano Series.  Ruby Green Contemporary Art, Nashville, TN.


×        Intuitive Landscape: Recent Paintings.  City Issue, Atlanta, GA.


×        An Infinite Variety of Similar Things.  Artist book collaboration with poet JS van Buskirk.

×        Becoming the City That Planted Trees.  Youth Art Connection Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

×        Internet Mandala Project.  GSU Gallery II, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.


×        Coming Soon.  With Stuff and Nonsense: Vinyl lettering on downtown Atlanta shopfronts.

×        100 Names Project (Phase II).  Gallery II, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.


×        Pilgrim Pictures/Yale-China Centennial Celebration.  Yale-China Association, New Haven, CT. 

×        100 Names Project (Phase I).  60 Site-specific shrines installed around downtown Atlanta.


×        The Vashita Project.  Group processional street performances around Vashita the Sacred Cow.


×        Alumni Artists Series: Shikoku 88.  The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA.

×        Shikoku 88: Photographs of a Japanese Pilgrimage.  Maya's Room, New Haven, CT.  

×        B.A. Exit Show.  Yale University School of Art Gallery.  New Haven, CT.



Selected Group Shows


×        Emerging Artists Show. Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.


×        pink days, azure nights. Dalton Galleries, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.

×        Beyond Words.  University Art Gallery, Sewanee: The University of the South.  Sewanee, TN.


×        Small Works Show. City Issue, Atlanta, GA.

×        Info Demo: The Beauty of Railway Travel. Featured presenter. Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA.

×        Finding Vanished Atlanta. with Shelter at Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA.


×        Finding Indra’s Net. with Visions and Encounters, Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

×        Works on Paper. Temple Gallery, Decatur, GA.

×        Tender Landscape. Curated by Lisa Alembik. Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA.


×        Atlanta Biennial. Curated by Franklin Sirmans. The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.


×        Four. Curated by Lucinda Bunnen. Moving Spirits Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

×        Group Photography Show. Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

×        Collusion. Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA.

×        All Small. Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA.

×        Fresh. NoNo. Atlanta, GA.

×        Not for Sale. TUBE ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA.

×        Software: The Vagina Show. TUBE ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA.


×        What’s so Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding? TUBE ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA.

×        Random Channels. Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

×        Groundwords. Published in “Flaneur,” NY online literary magazine, www.flaneur.org.

×        Our Visions/Our Voices: Current Works by Atlanta Women Artists. Seen+Heard: The Atlanta Women’s Arts Festival/Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

×        Georgia Works on Paper.  Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA.   

×        Feminine Images of God. Individual Visual Artists’ Coalition (IVAC)/Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA.


My Writings


×        Editor, designer and publisher, Ratsalad DeLuxe quarterly online arts journal since April 2004.


×        Interview with Cindy Loehr, Ratsalad DeLuxe (www.ratsaladeluxe.com), February.


×        Review of Atlanta Biennial, Ratsalad DeLuxe, June.

×        “Our Night in the Panty Hideaway Unit,” with Kristin Gorell.  Ratsalad DeLuxe, February.


×        “Kalimera Blue,” Ratsalad DeLuxe, September.

×        “Wandering the Dickless Realm,” with Kristin Gorell.  Ratsalad DeLuxe, June.

×        “On Vampires and the Pleasure of Painting,” with Paul Galloway.  Ratsalad DeLuxe, April.

×        “Shared Magic: The Lights Out Show,” Eyedrum in Print #4, January.


×        “Coming Soon: Space Reclaimed,” Atlanta Indymedia (www.indymedia.atlanta.org), May 21.
Selected Publications about My Work
×        “Burp,” published in online journal Drain, Spring 2006 issue (www.drainmag.org).
×        David Maddox, “Igneous Art,” Nashville Scene, June 1st, 2006
×        Jerry Cullum, “Warped Patterns Tickle the Senses,” AJC Access Atlanta, May 26.
×        Richard Gess, Review of 2003 Atlanta Biennial, Artpapers, July/August, p.34.

×        Catalogue of 2003 Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, March.

×        Lila King, “Reciprocal Art,” 2 community radio broadcast reviews of Becoming the City that Planted Trees on WRFG Atlanta. Radio Rock Stars (www.radiorockstars.com), April and June.
×        Published From the Heart, “Becoming the City that Nourished Innovative Art,” guerilla insert, Creative Loafing, 16 April.
×        Felicia Feaster, “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” Creative Loafing, July 3.
×        Felicia Feaster, “Fresh Pork: Socially Conscious Pranksters Liven Up the Scene,” in Creative Loafing, May 29.
×        Denny Lee, “New York Online: How to Be a Boulevardier,” The New York Times, September 29.
×        Kathy Janich, “Women’s Fest Pairs Arts, Activism,” in Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 6. 
×        Kourtney Eidam, “Girls Kick Ass in the Arts,” Creative Loafing, February 3
Curatorial and Art-Community Work 


×        As Seen By Teens. Youth Art Connection Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.  Exhibitions of digital photographs taken by my students at the Brookhaven Boys’ and Girls’ Club, ages 10-14.


×        Four Seasons Mural. GSU Child Development Center, Atlanta, GA. Collabrative mural with my two-dimensional design students.

×        Not For Sale. TUBE ArtSpot, Atlanta, GA.  Exhibition of local and national artists and organizations whose work in some way defies or subverts the model of art as a commodity.

×        Stuff & Nonsense. Core member of Atlanta-based artists’ collective, dedicated to humor in highlighting the excesses of consumer culture and suggesting possible alternatives.


×        Seen and Heard: The Atlanta Women's Arts Festival.  Co-Curator, Our Visions / Our Voices: Current Works by Atlanta Women Artists.  Solicited submissions, secured exhibition space at Barbara Archer Gallery, wrote grant applications, juried show, publicized events, and organized an all-night quilting bee for the opening night. 



Work Experience and Fellowships

2006  to present

×        Sewanee: The University of the South .  Sewanee, TN

Assistant Professor of Painting.  Teach drawing and painting classes, and interdisciplinary Senior Seminar to Art majors in all fields.


×        Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. Atlanta, GA

            Professor of Foundations and Painting.  Teach drawing, design, and painting classes for students in undergraduate programs.  Advise students in graduate painting program.


×        Boys’ and Girls’ Club Youth Art Connection Gallery. Atlanta, GA

Tech CREATIVE Visiting Artist.  Consulting artist in new media and digital imaging course.


×        The Marist School. Atlanta, GA

Visual Arts Instructor.  Taught drawing, design, painting, darkroom and digital photography; AP Studio Art; and computer art classes.  Moderator of award-winning Rapier magazine.


×        Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA

Adjunct Instructor.  Invited by faculty to teach a special-topics book arts class, emphasizing binding styles and sequential content in the design of artists’ books.


×        Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, As Seen By Teens Program.  Atlanta, GA

Photography Instructor.  Taught and designed a four-month digital photography course for youth at the Boys and Girls’ Club.

Artist Mentor, Family History Art Book Project, Fall 2001, Fall 2002.  Worked with a child to create a book representing his family history and self-image.

×        City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs.  Atlanta, GA

Written Project Coordinator, ArtsReach Program.  Worked with 3 high school students to create an oral history of Atlanta’s inner-city Pittsburgh neighborhood.


×        Georgia State University School of Art and Design.  Atlanta, GA

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2001-Spring 2003 Taught and designed two years’ worth of drawing and 2D design classes.

Graduate Research Assistant, Fall 2000 – Spring 2001.  Worked with Gallery Director to organize gallery exhibits.  Edited catalogue for Larry Walker: Four Decades retrospective.


×        City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs.  Atlanta, GA

Artist Mentor, ArtsCool Program.  Designed and taught mixed-media studio for teen apprentices.


×        Chastain Art Center.  Atlanta, GA

Painting Instructor.  Designed and taught classes for adult students. Summer Camp Coordinator, Fantastic Forest Summer Camp.  Overall supervisor of a nine-week multi-disciplinary arts summer camp for children ages 3-13.


×        English Forest Sangha

Anagarikaa (Eight-Precept Novice Nun).  Lived and trained full-time in monastic communities in England in the Thai Buddhist forest tradition. 


×        City Art Centre.  Dublin, Ireland

Administrative Assistant, Education Department.  Assisted with programming for inner-city community arts center. Focus on ACT II integrated disability arts project.


×        Yale-China Association, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Yale-China Association Teaching Fellow.  Two-year teaching and cultural exchange fellowship in Hong Kong.  Designed and taught literature and writing seminars.  Co-taught American Culture and Society lecture class.  Extensive travel in Asian countries.


×        Yale University Art Gallery.  New Haven, CT

Research Intern, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.  Catalogued recent acquisitions and researched works already in the Department’s collections.


×        Chase Coggins Memorial Fellowship.  Shikoku Island, Japan

Fellowship Recipient.  Awarded photography fellowship grant for “wandering the wilderness with artistic, scientific, or philosophical intent.” Undertook and completed one round of the 88-temple Buddhist pilgrimage on Shikoku Island, Japan.  



Other Skills

×        Native bilingual French speaker

×        Proficient in German

×        Varying degrees of skill in Italian, Mandarin and Pali

×        Bookbinder

×        Webmaster