Julie Curtiss' Rapid Rise to Fame

Julie Curtiss (SAIC 2005). Courtesy of White Cube. Photo: Bianca Bosker

Julie Curtiss (SAIC 2005) was recently featured in Artnet News about her success and new representation with the London-based gallery, White Cube. The article states that “Curtiss’ witty take on the graphic surrealism of the Chicago Imagists turned her into one of the art world’s most buzzed about artists seemingly overnight. That trajectory is best encapsulated by the two-year, 10,000-percent increase in the price for her work from 2018 to 2019, peaking last November, when three of the artist’s paintings sold for a combined $1.1 million in less than 24 hours at Phillips New York.”

“I’m very lucky and I’m aware of it, because there was nothing before, and I know how that is,” says the artist.