Julia Vining

Work Experience: 

Art Sales & Marketing Intern                                                                                                           May 2017 - Sept 2017
Chiton & Chadwick; Old Greenwich, CT
  • Worked within art sales & acquisitions sector of Chilton & Chadwick

  • Researched emerging artists to select new artists to represent. Marketed these artists, created cohesive gallery shows, handled pieces, and communicated with buyers

  • Reviewed local art shows, created press releases, interviewed artists represented by the firm

  • Redesigned company's online fine arts boutique and created a social media presence for arts sector

Design Intern                                                                                                                                        May 2016 - Jan 2017
Schiller Projects; New York, NY
  • Assisted in surveying and drafting structures, preparing plans, elevations and renderings

  • Adapted blueprints for marketing purposes, designed presentations, promotional materials, and assisted in the re-design of company’s website

  • Managed orders and coordinated move-ins. Also worked as liaison between our firm, contractors, design agents, and clients

Gallery Intern                                                                                                                                           Aug 2014- Present
Van-Every/Smith Galleries; Davidson, NC
  • Aided in the installation, maintenance and deconstruction of exhibitions

  • Coordinated receptions, artist lectures, and other special events

  • Created lesson plans and other programming for visiting elementary through high school students

  • Greet patrons and answer questions about gallery shows, and gave tours of the gallery

  • Worked with Davidson College’s private art collection and cataloged pieces using MDID software

Featured Bodies of Work

  • Anthropoda, Senior Capstone Show at the Smith Gallery, April 2018
  • Ordered Chaos : Series of paintings, collages, digital work that focuses on the effect of  the bombardment of mass media on neurological processes, 2016
  • Glitched! : Series of drawings based on images of urban life that have been distorted by digital manipulation, 2015-2016
  • Uncle Sam Project : Painted a life-sized statue for Emma Willard School, exhibited on the streets of Troy. Part of a city-wide project that raised money for the Troy Business Improvement District to fund renovations of the downtown area, 2013
  • Pages of the Mind : A series of oil and photo transfer pieces that were based upon interviews conducted with my personal mentosrs. These interviews were then interpreted as a an image  Works done in oil and photo transfer on canvas, 2012-2013
  • Entomology : In-depth study of insects, compilation of drawings and oil paintings working from life, 2010 - 2013

Awards and Publications

  • Featured artist on R.A.R.E. Art Labs
  • Work published in 5 issues of Davidson College's Art & Literary magazine, Libertas, 2015-2018
  • Rising Senior Show at Davidson College's Smith Gallery, Summer 2017
  • Featured in Student Show - Select at Van-Every/Smith Galleries, 2015-2017
    • Winner of Painting Category, 2017
    • Winner of Drawing Category, 2016
    • Honorable mention, 2015
  • Nominated for the Congressional Art Exhibit Contest, 2013
  • College of St. Rose High School Juried Art Exhibition – Chosen among 800 Capital Region High School students to exhibit at the Esther Massery Gallery, 2012
  • Art featured in Troy, NY Fence Show Select, 2008 - 2013.
  • Winner of Painting Category 2017 at Davidson College Student Show 
  • Cover artwork for Emma Willard's 2013 Revels program, 2013
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; Silver medal and Honorable Mention in the painting category, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Artwork featured in school’s literary and art publication, ‘Triangle’, 2011, 2012
  • Illustrated a published Children's Book, Clayton the Rainbow Zebra, 2011
  • Grand Prize Winner of Stealing Picasso Contest sponsored by The Clark Museum and The Times Union Newspaper, 2010
  • Winner of Times Union Christmas Card Contest, work featured in Times Union Newspaper, 2010, 2011



  • Davidson College:
    • Works on Paper
    • Sculpture
    • Advanced Drawing
    • Advanced Printmaking
    • Advanced Painting
    • Junior Advanced Study​
    • Contemporary Art History
    • Senior Capstone Course
    • Independent Study in Painting and Design
  • Parsons School of Design:
    • Architectural Design Studio I​
    • Interior Design Expanded: Soft Interiors
    • History of Architecture
    • Collaborations: Urban Interventions