Hi, I'm Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
I am a process-oriented artist, employing techniques from painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, quilting, and craft, to explore visual relationships.
Perhaps it's because I'm biracial, but I've always been drawn to explore the places where divergent objects come together. How can I, as an artist, visually unify disparate elements? I love taking tiny bits of this and tiny bits of that to make something complete. The sum truly is greater than the parts.
My graphic, colorful, highly patterned, and expressive work is always rooted in careful observation of the world around me. I filter those observations through my personal lens in order to share my point-of-view. I'm not a camera sharing a representation of what is. I'm a person sharing what I think is significant and meaningful.
Over the years I have worked in many different mediums and formats. I find the cross-pollination to be enormously stimulating and exciting.
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