Hi!
I'm Julia Riordan, a Swedish artist born in 1991. I discovered my passion for crochet and textiles at an early age, loving to see a cone of yarn growing into something wearable. After completing my first yarnbomb in the streets of London in 2013, my creativity sought out more of this type of expression. My art soon evolved into painting colorful murals containing patterns, geometric shapes and symbols collected from travels and everyday life.
In 2018 I graduated from Konstfack with a Bachelor of Textiles Art, and later on in 2019 I studied an Illustration course at Berghs School Of Communication. I love the combination of working large vs. small scale with textiles, spray, and illustration. I've had the opportunity to work with clients such as Halebop, Trafikverket, Chalmers Fastigheter, Vasakronan and Scandic Berlin along with some school projects and workshops for all different ages. 
EXHIBITIONS
Solo
2022 - Safe Place, Arvika Konsthall, Arvika
2021 - Konstfrämjandet Karlstad, Karlstad
2020 - Looking Back & Moving Forward, Katrineholm Konsthall, Katrineholm
2014 - Urban Outfitters, Stockholm
Group
2022 - Årets Stipendiat, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn
2022 - Badbuss Inställd, Valsta Konsthall, Stockholm 
2022 - Konst Åt Alla, Tollare Folkhögskola, Stockholm
2020 - På Sergels Torg, Stockholm 
2018 - Gothenburg Book Fair, Gothenburg 
2018 - Konstfack Vårutställning, Stockholm 
2017 - KvadrArt, Wallery Gallery, Stockholm
2017 Professional Dreamers, Åmåls Konsthall, Åmål 
2017 - So What’s Her Story? New York
2015 - Nordic Light Hotel, Artist in residence, Stockholm 
PUBLIC ART AND MURALS
2022 - Mural, Knivsta Kommun 
2022 - Mural, Jönköping Kommun
2022 - Mural, Chalmers Fastigheter Göteborg
2021 - Planksidan, Mural, Trafikverket Göteborg 
2021 - Mural, Arvika Konsthall 
2021 - Public art, Torsby Finnskogs Centrum, Värmlands Museum
2021 - Powwow Sweden, mural festival
2021 - Karlstad Street Art, mural festival 
2021 - Mural, Halmstad Kommun 
2020 - Skatepark, Uppsala Kommun 
2020 - Artstreet Helsingborg, mural festival
2019 - Artscape Ljusdal, mural festival
2019 - WSN NACKA, mural festival Stockholm 
2019 - Le Mur 12, mural painted in Paris
2018 - Parkourpark, Eskilstuna Kommun
2018 - IPAF Capetown, mural festival South Africa
2016 - Art Stays Here, Scandic Berlin, Kurfürstendamm
2016 - Mural, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Vällingby Stockholm 
PURCHASED
Arvika Kommun 
Halmstad Kommun
Knivsta Kommun 
Folkets hus och Parker
Uppsala Kommun 
GRANTS
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2022 - Konstnärsnämnden, arbetsstipendium 
2022 - Kristinehamns konstmuseums stipendium
2022 - På väg 45, arbetsstipendium 
2018 - Resestöd, Sveriges Ambassad i Mexico 
2015 - Make Equal
2015 - Stockholms Stad, kulturstöd för unga
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