Photo: Ana Carneiro

Photo: Ana Carneiro

Julia Miranda is an anglo brazilian artist. Daughter of two painters, she has exhibited in Rio, New York, Barcelona and Munich and has a home studio in East London. Here she makes use of traditional media as well as found surfaces such as timber off-cuts, doors, bed sheets and paper packaging. These discarded materials come with a patina of possible histories. The process of reapropriation - concealing or emphasizing what already exists - constructs new narratives.

A personal history of transition is present in the works. Through the manipulation of materials across these different surfaces, themes such as change, time, memory and human interaction are obliquely investigated. The idea of chance is often explored by starting with an “accident” of spilled powder pigment or by watching liquid colour take it's own course across the surface...suggested images may be defined or erased as they appear, and recognizable motifs from drawn or collaged figuration come in and out of focus. While the driving concern is with the formal elements of the work, a piece, once finished, also serves as a record of the artist's interior life, played out through the relationships between colours, planes and forms.

Selected Exhibitions

2016-2109 Artist in Residence at Blue Gate Fields Primary School, whilst studying MA in Children’s Illustration, Cambridge School of Art.


August: The Summer Show, Arts Chapel, Abergevenny


November: Barbican Arts Group Prize, London (3rd prize)

September: Beautility at Brazilian Embassy, London

June: Coya Restaurant, Mayfair, London (solo)

January: Mothership, Bruton Arts Factory, Somerset


Solo exhibitions:

February: Vogue Brasil Magazine studio visit and interview

June: Coya Restaurant, Mayfair

Group Exhibitions:

June: Untitled_BCN, Barcelona

July: Walthamstow Windows Gallery, London

Ongoing: Home from Home Gallery, Munich

November: Barbican Arts Group Prize, London

December: Mothership, Wandsworth, London

APT Christmas show invited artist, Deptford, London



Solo exhibitions:

Galeria Patrícia Costa, Rio de Janeiro

The Festival of the Brain, Folkestone

Group exhibitions:

xvi Collective, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

Lotolie, London

xvi Collective, University of the Arts, Norwich


xvi Collective, Sluice Art Fair, London


Solo: “Transgressions” George Gallery, London

Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, ZAP, London

“Animamus” at Culture Fix, New York

 “Tasty Modern” Schwarz Gallery, London

 “Magic Shop” Meanwhile Space, London


Solo: “STUCK” Original Gallery, London

Lamb and Lion Gallery, London

“Share and Exchange” ZAP Gallery, London

“LDN-BCN” Untitled BCN, Barcelona

“ALAS” Matt Roberts Arts, London


Solo exhibitions:

“Creatures” Home From Home Gallery, Munich

“Volte Sempre” Paço Museum of Art, Rio

“E1_5NW”, Whitechapel, London

Group exhibitions:

“Magic Beans”, Clerkenwell, London

“Airshow” Original Gallery, London