Working as a contemporary realist, Julie Grantz creates narrative, large-scale, figurative work in charcoal. The narrative in her work is created from her personal experiences of the silent bias against women, and sexist double standards that women face, as well as the traumas women endure which our society normalizes and suppresses. Julie creates to find her voice, and hopes that her work will help others to find, and use their voice.
Julie started drawing when she enrolled in a Mission College class in 2015. She started working with charcoal exclusively two years ago, utilizing a technique called “charcoal sanding.” This technique has allowed her to explore deeper narratives and to develop a body of work.