Julie Gearan

Julie Gearan creates haunting paintings of figures in motion and contemplation, often echoing heroic, historic masterworks. She has studied, worked and lived in New York, Philadelphia, Italy, Chicago and Providence, and she currently teaches part-time at RISD and at Roger Williams University. Her portrait of former RI Governor Lincoln Chafee was recently unveiled at the RI Capital Building in Providence, where it will remain on permanent display. Gearan also shows her paintings at Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence and at the Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, MA.

Gearan was profiled in the 2014 NetWorks documentary film series, which spotlights Rhode Island artists.

  • MFA, Indiana University, Bloomington


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