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Julie Stark Revisiting Beginnings NYC Streets 1983-1985

Suraci Gallery
Jan 29, 2022 - Mar 04, 2022


Revisiting Beginnings ~ NYC Streets 1983-85

January 29 - March 4, 2022

Opening Reception ~ January 29, 2-4 pm

Gallery Talk ~ February 17, 2 pm

Julie Stark (b March 6, 1961), a native of Kutztown Pennsylvania, moved to New York City in 1983 for her last BFA semester to intern with the Artist-Photographer Cindy Sherman. As an apprentice for Sherman, Stark worked in the photo industry learning and honing skills in set and location lighting, darkroom film processing and worked as a fine printer.

Stark went on to receive a BFA degree from Kutztown University with a concentration in photography and film. Eventually she sought a job in video post-production to have access to editing equipment, early digital compositing and motion graphics. She worked at National Video center, NYC for 5 years learning video post-production which led her to a position of Post-production Art Director for USA Networks. It was here that she began combining all these skills into compositing live action, with computer generated elements and entered the world of film visual effects.

Stark moved to the west coast in 1990 and began working in the film industry. She worked as a film compositor, and compositing and lighting supervisor on many feature films such as, Life of Pi (which won an Oscar for VFX in 2013), Happy Feet, Golden Compass, Django Unchained, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious, and countless others until leaving the industry in 2013 to work on her artistic endeavors full time. Presently Julie is the owner/operator of Stark Juice, a cold press juice company.

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