Julia McKinlay (b. 1986) is an artist based in Leeds and Sheffield. McKinlay studied at Leeds College of Art in 2006, graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and The Slade School of Fine Art in 2014. She is currently working towards a Practice-based PhD at Leeds Beckett University in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture International.
Recent exhibitions include: Leeds Summer Group Show, Online (2020); Kuroko, Index Festival, Leeds (2019); MI: LAB Basic Training Programme, CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo (2018); The Factory, Djúpavík, Iceland (2017); Artists’ Village, METAL, Southend-on-Sea (2016); Oh For You! I Would Do Anything, Tritongatan5, Gothenburg (2015). Her artist book Feeling the Underside was commissioned and published by Yorkshire Sculpture International and Leeds Beckett University, and launched at the Henry Moore Institute in 2019. She has participated in residencies at MI:LAB, Japan; METAL, Southend-on-Sea; Joya: arte + ecologia, Spain; Listhus, Iceland; Skaftfell, Iceland.
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