Education

2010+++ BFA in Print, Paper, Book, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

1994-97 Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Honors and Awards

2015++ Artists Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN

2014++ Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant

2013++ Fiber Art VI “International Fiber Arts” International Juried Exhibition, Sebastopol, CA, Second Place Prize

2013++ Fiberart International 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, Third Place Prize

2012++ Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Sumner Merrit Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2010++ Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Sumner Merrit Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2010++ Collegiate Fellowship, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009++ Creating a New Craft Culture Scholarship, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

2009++ Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Exhibition

Solo

2014++ Tradition/Innovation,, Bojagi Forum, Jeju Island, South Korea (catalogue)

Group

2015++ Traditional & Transformational, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2015++ The Contained Narrative, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2014++ Truth Telling: Jerome Fiber Artist Exhibition, Concordia Gallery, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

2014++ World of Threads, Queen Elizabeth Park Culture Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

2014++ Selections from the 2014 Korean Bojagi Forum,, Choju Textile and Quilt Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea (Catalogue)

2014++ ENOUGH Violence: Artist Speak Out,, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH (Catalogue)

2014++ Bojagi and Beyond,, Korean Bojagi Forum, Jeju Island, South Korea (Catalogue)

2014++ Joomchi and Beyond,, Korean Bojagi Forum, Jeju Island, South Korea (Catalogue)

2014++ Revive and Renew: Contemporary Artists and Eastern Papers,, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH (Catalogue)

2013++ Fiberart International, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA (Catalogue)

2013++ Fiber Art VI “International Fiber Arts” International Juried Exhibition, Surface Design Association, Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol, CA (catalogue)

2013++ ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

2013++ Material Witness, Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (catalogue)

2013++ Days Past, collaboration with Borealis Dance, The Minnesota Fringe 2013, The Southern Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

2013++ Circle Works, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2013++ Fiberart International 2013, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)

2013++ Art and Soul of Paper, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, United Kingdom

2013++ Ephemeris, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2012++ Family Closet, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

2012++ Bojagi & Beyond International Exhibition, Heyri Artist Community, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue)

2012++ International Joomchi and Beyond, Warwick Museum of Art, Providence, RI (catalogue)

2012++ Bojagi & Beyond , Museum of Natural Dye Arts (MONDA), Daegu, South Korea (catalogue)

2012++ Ad Hoc Heat, Pop-Up Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2012++ International Joomchi and Beyond, Atrium Gallery at One Capital Hill, Providence, RI (catalogue)

2012++ Art-A-Whirl @ The Grain Belt, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN

2012++ Small Expressions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

2012++ In, On, Of Paper, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH

2011++ Merge and Flow, Katherine E Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2012++ CAC 22nd Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2012++ Parts of a Whole: Work by Minnesota Center for Book Art Community, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2011++ Joomchi, CheongJu Korean Craft Museum, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue)

2010++ Arrowhead Biennial, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN (catalogue)

2010++ Hands of Korea, Heyri Artists Village, Seoul, South Korea (catalogue)

2010++ Old Planet/New Planet, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2010++ Prints: Now in 3D!, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2011++ Gallery 13 Summer Invitational, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2011++ Made @ MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2010++ Time/Space, BI Gallery, Edina, MN

2009++ Made @ MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2009++ Twin Cities Undergraduate Showcase, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

Collections

++++++ Private collections in the United States, Canada, and South Korea.

Bibliography

++++++ Print Media

2014++ Jiyoung Chung, "Joomchi Tradition as Contemporary Art," Surface Design Journal, Summer, 2014, vol. 38, no.4, Surface Design Association, Albuquerque, NM, 37

2014++ Aimee Lee, "Cultivating Hanji in America," Surface Design Journal, Summer, 2014, vol. 38, no. 4, Surface Design Association, Albuquerque, NM, 24

2014++ Julie K. Hanus, "Visualizing Violence," American Craft, April/May, vol. 73, issue 3 American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN, Cover

2014++ Sally Drskins, LES FEMMES FOLLES: The Women, 2013, LFF Books, Omaha, NE

2013++ Jay Van Wagenen, "Fiberart International: A Triennial Rebirth," Fiber Art Now, Spring 2013, vol. 2, issue 3, Freetown, MA, 7

2013++ "Preview Fiberart International 2013," Textile Forum, March 2013, Issue 1, Hanover, Germany, 14

2013++ Gene McHugh, 500 Paper Objects, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York, NY. 165, 312

2012++ "HGA’s Small Expressions 2012," Shuttle, Spindle, & Dyepot, Fall 2012, vol. 43, issue 172, Handweavers Guild of America, Suwanee, GA, 25, 26

2012++ Korean Bojagi Changing into New Concept from Tradition, The National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea, 82

2012++ Mpls/StPaul, May 2012, Minneapolis, MN, Cover

2011++ Jiyoung Chung, Joomchi & Beyond, Beyond and Above, Providence, RI, 64, 69, 98, 124-125

++++++ Online

2014++ "Textile Center and Concordia University St. Paul present Truth Telling: Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants Exhibition," Minneapolis City my Nature. Posted November 8, 2014

2014++ Jackie Mantey, "Forceful exhibit loaded with powerful symbolism",The Columbus Dispatch. Posted September 20 2014

2014++ "ENOUGH Violence: Artists Speak Out,Teacher's guide with student activities," Society for Contemporary Craft. Posted September 25, 2014

2013++ Lissa Brennan, "Season Greetings from SDA staff and board," Surface Design Association. Posted December 5, 2013 http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=cdc5cc0c-635b-4351-94c2-1c71d7709a59&c=61c5c5d0-45c2-11e3-ae77-d4ae52754950&ch=626931c0-45c2-11e3-aeb2-d4ae52754950

2013++ "SDA ARTISTS SWEEP CALIFORNIA EXHIBITION AWARDS," Surface Design Association. Posted December 5, 2013 http://www.surfacedesign.org/sites/default/files/aboutsda/sda_artists_sweep_california_pr_12_10_13.pdf

2013++ Arthur Comings, "World-Class Fiber Art in Sebastopol," San Francisco Examiner. Posted November 1, 2013 http://www.examiner.com/review/world-class-fiber-art-sebastopol

2013++ Harriette Grissom, "eReview: Irony overshadows angst, humor edges anger in show of women artists at Agnes Scott"e Arts Atlanta. Posted October 17, 2013 http://www.artsatl.com/2013/10/review-56/"

2013++ Tuutenhaiven "That’s a Wrap on WK 2 – PGH&qout Nonsense by Sarah. Posted October 11, 2013 http://tuulenhaiven.com/2013/10/11/thats-a-wrap-on-wk-2-pgh/

2013++ Fiberart International. IUP Sculpture. Posted October 2, 2013 http://sculptureiup.blogspot.com/2013/10/fiberart-international.html

2013++ "Contemporary Craft's ENOUGH Violence exhibit is moving, and moving local groups to action" PopCity. Posted October 2, 2013 tp://www.popcitymedia.com/forgood/enoughviolencecontemporarycraft100213.aspx

2013++ "Enough Violence" Artists Speak Out – Julie Sirek,” YouTube, Posted September 27, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCuuhX8Lygo

2013++ "Julie Sirek, Artist," Les Femmes Folles: Women in Art. Posted September 1, 2013 http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/59974488619/julie-sirek-artist

2013++ "Reflections – Minnesota Fringe Festival," Minnesota Fringe. Posted July 18, 2013 http://www.fringefestival.org/2013/show/?id=2490

2013++ Nadine Wasserman, "Fiberarts International is a wide-ranging survey of the state of this art," Pittsburgh City Paper. Posted July 17, 2013 http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/fiberarts-international-is-a-wide-ranging-survey-of-the-state-of-this-art/Content?oid=1672497#.UevW_H2PHwM.email

2013++ "Fiberart International 2013 presents 9 awards," Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. Posted June 20, 2013 http://wp.fiberartinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/FGPGH-NEWS-JUNE2013.pdf

2013++ Susan Lomuto, "Julie Sirek: A Family Matter," Daily Art Muse. Posted April 28, 2013 http://www.dailyartmuse.com/2013/04/28/julie-sirek-a-family-matter/

2013++ Mary Thomas, "World Threads: Fiberart International 2013 adds to the global art feel," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Posted April 28, 2013 http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/art-architecture/world-threads-fiberart-international-2013-adds-to-the-global-art-feel-685395/#ixzz2RzDH2xgX

2013++ Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, &Fiberart International at Society for Contemporary Craft," Posted April 23, 2013 http://jennifercoynequdeen.blogspot.com/2013/04/fiberart-international-at-society-for.html

2013++ Jenn Baron, Pop Filter, "Hot Pick: Fiberart International 2013 opens at PCA and Contemporary Craft," Pop City. Posted April 17, 2013 p://www.popcitymedia.com/features/FiberPgh041713.aspx

2013++ Amanda Gross, "International Fiberart Forum," Knit the Bridge. Posted April 10, 2013 http://knitthebridge.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/international-fiberart-forum/

2012++ "Profile aus sozialen Netzwerken zu Julie Sirek," (Profiles from social networks to Julie Sirek), Vebidoo Personensuche. Posted March 22, 2012 http://www.vebidoo.de/julie+sirek

2012++ Chunghie Lee, "2012 Korea Bojagi Forum," Biannual International Conference of Korean Traditional Bojagi and Fiber Art. Posted December 31, 2012 https://www.facebook.com/bojagiforuma

2012++ "Family Closet: Memories of Family Experience," Letoile. Posted December 7, 2012 http://www.letoilemagazine.com/2012/12/07/weekend-whats-what-126-129/

2012++ "Julie Sirek – Paper and Textile Artist," Local Artist Interviews. Posted November 26, 2012 http://www.local-artist-interviews.com/2012/11/julie-sirek-paper-and-textile-artist.html

2012++ " Femicide Garden," Behance. Posted September 15, 2012 http://www.behance.net/gallery/Femicide-Garden/5166525

2012++ Allison Kaplan, "Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s 40th Birthday Cover Shoot,&q mspmag. Posted April 16, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzztFPyQKYE&list=UUnf5bZiM-Aig_EkEIfT6HFA&index=55

2011++ Max Sparber, "Our stuff is out to get us: Exhibitions at the Katherine E. Nash gallery and the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts," Minnpost. Posted April 6, 2011 http://www.minnpost.com/max-about-town/2011/04/our-stuff-out-get-us-exhibitions-katherine-e-nash-gallery-and-center-book-art

2011++ Marianne Combs, "The book as art form," Minnesota Public Radio. Posted March 9, 2011 http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2011/03/the-book-as-art-form/

2011++ "Must See Art: Minnesota Center for the Book Arts," Art on the Town. Posted February 21, 2011 http://blog.twincitiesfinearts.org/2011/02/must-see-art-minnesota-center-for-book.html

2010++ Sara Glassman, "Face Time: Booking it," Minneapolis Star/Tribune. Posted July 24, 2010 http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/style/99058744.html"html>http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/style/99058744.html

Teaching and Related Experience

2014++ Workshop, Joomchi, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. May 3-4

2014++ Presentation, Needle, Paper, Scissors, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. May 2

2012++ Teaching Assistant, Joomchi and Beyond – Why Not? Jiyoung Chung, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Summer, 2013

2012++ Instructor, Your Paper Your Books, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Summer 2012

2012++ Teaching Assistant, Joomchi and Beyond, Jiyoung Chung, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, Summer 2012

2011++ Studio Assistant, Ann Hall Richards, Minneapolis, MN

2010++ Studio Assistant, Flying Paper Press, Minneapolis, MN

2010++ Teaching Assistant, Papermaking with Belgian Flax, Amanda Degener, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, Summer 2010

2009++ Intern, Cave Paper, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Affiliations

2009 to present ++ Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

2008 to present++ Surface Design Association, Sebastopol, CA

2007 to present++ American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN

2005 to present++ Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN