Julia Fish
American, born 1950
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Julia Fish: Threshold II,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Rhona Hoffman Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Under Investigation: Recent Work by Jim Lutes, Laura Letinsky, and Julia Fish,
Valerie Carberry Gallery

In small, quiet paintings and drawings, Julia Fish depicts abstract compositions, derived from visual details around her home, studio, and garden. Her “Threshold” series comprises paintings of the spaces between rooms in her home—where tile flooring meets linoleum, for example. She has also produced studies of staircases and landings, slowly building up layers of thinned paint to produce delicate renderings; “the images translate my experience of these transitional spaces in visual and conceptual terms,” she has said. Fish’s earlier paintings focused on imagery from the natural world, including clouds, snow, frost, and vines.