HAAS, Juli

Juli Haas was born in Chelsea in Victoria in 1952 and studied at Caulfield Institute of Technology, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education and Monash University.

 She is a highly successful Melbourne based print maker and watercolourist who has held numerous exhibitions since she started exhibiting in 1990 including many overseas.  She has been awarded the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Silk Cut Award, the Shell Art Prize and many other acquisative awards and commissions both in Australia and overseas.

Her distinctive figurative works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW, numerous regional galleries, and private and corporate collections throughout the world. 

"Juli Haas employs allegorical imagery to create a fantastic and ambiguous world through which she can provide a commentary on social behaviour, particularly on the role of women in contemporary society.  The surreal dream-like imagery, laced with wit, whimsicality and a latent eroticism, creates a popularly accessible visual language, rich in its theatricalism, vibrant colours and dramatic appeal" *Sasha Grishin "Australian Printmaking in the 1990's"

Juli mainly produces watercolours, artist books and limited edition prints using the printmaking technique of Drypoint.