Rise of the Alpha Helix
18" x 24", oil/mixed media on canvas, 2003
Life science, mythology and culture merge in the paintings of Julie Newdoll. She believes that biological systems and ancient cultures, their myths, and legends, have evolved in similar ways; that they reflect each other, and speak from our deepest roots. Inspired by nature on a small scale, she incorporates the delicate images captured with a microscope in many of her compositions. Others pieces explore structures of macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins using human figures to represent their building blocks, tenuous connections, balance, energy, and relation to our lives. Myths become analogies for processes such as mitosis in her latest series, Plato Dreaming, Cell Dividing.
The artwork of Julie Newdoll has been featured on many journal covers, including Nature Reviews Genetics, and art publications such as Art Business News. Upcoming shows are at the New York Hall of Science and the Florence Biennale. Recent shows include the Triton Museum of Art's Rose Shensen Gallery, Stanford University, Geron Corporation and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. She completed a residency in the Czech Republic under the curator of the Modern Art Exhibits of the National Gallery in Prague. She has a B.A. in microbiology from the UC Santa Barbara, and an M.S. in medical illustration from the UC San Francisco. She is Director of Exhibits of YLEM, and Vice President of the South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art.
Sense of Hearing Kimono for a Japanese Tea Ceremony
36" x 42", oil/mixed media on canvas, 2005
Plato Dreaming, Cell Dividing #1; Prophase
36" x 48", oil on canvas, 2005