August 31, 2017

Blog: Art Talk: Julie Mehretu in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans

Artist Julie Mehretu joined PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans in conversation about the development of her paintings and drawings across the span of her career.

Mehretu is best known for her large-scale paintings in the language of abstraction which blend elements of architecture and mapping. Her work, Myriads, Only By Dark, is a point of departure in the permanent collection exhibition, Routes of Influence.

Julie Mehretu is a world renowned painter, born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1970, who lives and works in New York City and Berlin.  She received a Master’s of Fine Art with honors from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. Mehretu is a recipient of many awards, including the The MacArthur Award (2005), the Berlin Prize: Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at The American Academy in Berlin, Germany (2007) and the US Department of State Medal of Arts Award (2015). She has shown extensively in international and national exhibitions.