The art that I create is an amalgam of influences from Michaelangelo to Yepes, covering an array of
genres and styles, ultimately fusing them to create something contemporary and iconic, yet timeless
and infinitely familiar.
My early years were shaped by popular culture and the empowerment of women, thus most of my
works reflect this. However, I am more interested in the journey and new discoveries of creating a
new piece of work than I am with the finished product. This is usually how I discover something new,
either in the execution or the medium. As my work continues to evolve, the strong undercurrent of
taking risks, confidence and the sheer desire to create is ever present.
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|Electric Ladyland: Scarlett
Julie Zarate was born in Houston, Texas, in 1970 where she currently lives and works. She attended
San Jacinto Community College and is currently enrolled in the Glassell School of Art at the Museum
of Fine Arts Houston. Julie is a resident artist at Gallery ChimMaya in Los Angeles, California. She
has had recent solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and several galleries in Houston. Her work has been
featured in numerous publications online, in print and on video. She is also one of the founders of the
art group, Las Chingonas.
|The Deceased Dimas [Tribute to Frida Kahlo 2012]
|Abyssus Abyssum Invocat [Deep calls to Deep 2011]