Born in Quebec City, Canada, in 1972, Julie Tremblay completed her BFA at Universite Laval, Canada, and went on to obtain her MFA at Pratt Institute, New York. Her practice encompasses sculpture, performance, and installation art. Tremblay’s work is contrived of nontraditional materials, including chicken wire, wax, and cast-off industrial sheet metal. Since the late nineties Tremblay has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in the UK, US, Canada, and Denmark. Her 2010 exhibitions include a Solo show "Interstices" at Galerie Lacerte Art Contemporain, Quebec City, Canada. She has also exhibited at Hendershot Gallery, New York, Galleri Rebecca Kormind, Denmark, Galleri Sortedam, Denmark, and Craig Scott Gallery, Toronto. Her work can also be found in private collections in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, and Turkey. She currently lives and works in New York.
Vulnerable yet glamorous, the life-size figures and installations I make are made of leftovers from our consumption: shimmering, sparkling, twinkling industrial trash. This material, which is space as much as it is material, allows me to make works that are, literally open; see through, where the inside is as important as the outside. Where the space is not limited to the outside of the sculpture but is also continued inside. The figure's life-size scale create a confrontational relationship. They invade the viewer's own space and conceptions of the human body and highlight our own permeability.