Julie Alpert was born and raised in the Washington, DC, suburbs and has lived and worked in Seattle since 2006. She has a BA from the University of Maryland and an MFA from the University of Washington. Some professional honors include a Pollock-Krasner Award, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, two Artist Trust GAP grants, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and The Roswell Artist in Residence Fellowship. In 2015, she was commissioned by the Seattle Art Fair to create a 54-foot installation at MadArt Studio, Seattle. Most recently, she had a solo exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center and created a commissioned permanent installation for the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2019, she’ll be in a group show at the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, and a two-person show with her husband, Andy Arkley, at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.