Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works | Hosted by Sotheby’s

Contemporary Realism: Important 21st Century Works | Hosted by Sotheby’s

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JuliAnne Jonker


Lot Closed

July 26, 06:17 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Details


JuliAnne Jonker


signed; jonker, bottom left


Oil on copper leaf

Copper: 14 by 14 in. (35.5 by 35.5 cm.)

Framed: 20 by 20 in. (50.8 by 50.8cm.)

From the artist, with 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, with Art Renewal Center 2021

José Enrique González, The LEONARDO Art Guide 2021 / La Guia de arte LEONARDO, Galeria artelibre, MEAM Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain 2021, pictured with the artist in bio photo, p. 152

Marie Panlener, Museletter for Minnesota Arists Associaton "April demo: JuliAnne Jonker in studio", April 1,2021, pictured with the artist in bio photo p. 1

Patti Dexter, “Artist’s Paintings are going to the Moon,” The Dakota County Tribune, covering The Peregrine Collection and The Nova Collection THE LUNAR CODEX, Minnesota, April 2, 2021, pictured on front page with artist in bio photo

Patti Dexter, “Apple Valley artist’s paintings going to the Moon,” Sun This Week, covering The Peregrine Collection and The Nova Collection THE LUNAR CODEX, Minnesota, April 2, 2021, pictured with the artist in bio photo p. 7A

Artist Magazine, “Forever Artists,” featured artist, Volume 38, Issue 2, March/April 2021, Blue Ash, OH pictured with the artist in bio photo, p.48,

Didi Menendez, “JuliAnne Jonker”, PoetsArtists, Issue 121, Chicago, 2021, pictured with the artist in bio photo p. 21

Daria Chertolyas, Del’Arte (Russia), “Джулианн Джонкер: «Реализм в энкаустической живописи встречался очень редко” (“Julianne Jonker: Realism was very rare in encaustic painting”), November 27, 2020, pictured with the artist in bio photo (online article)

JuliAnne Jonker, American Society of Photographers, "Inspiration and Wax", Autumn 2020 Issue 3, pictured with artist in bio photo p. 8

JuliAnne Jonker, “Dancing with Wax.” International Encaustic Artists Magazine, Fusion Spring 2020, pictured with the artist in bio photo p. 43

Zeiss Conversations Live: Tracy Page, Kenneth Hines “Fine Art and Photography”, JuliAnne Jonker, hosted by Zeiss Lenses America, livestream, Sept 30,2020, illustrated (online video interview)

Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021, Illustrated p. 146

Samuel Peralta, “Lunar Codex: Nova Collection”, cultural time capsule Nova-C Lunar Lander launching to the Moon via Space X Falcon 9 in early 2022, illustrated

Born in 1957 in Minneapolis, MN to two jazz musicians, JuliAnne Jonker is an artist raised amongst artists; resilient creators who overcame unthinkable hardships. Her childhood was seasoned with themes of addiction and abuse, but also community, creativity and joy. These themes come through in her art. Despite losing both of her parents at a young age, she has defied the odds. Coming from a home filled with songs pulling beauty from deep mourning, JuliAnne finds “beauty in all of creation. In the deepest darkness, there is always light.” Some experience her portraits as mystical or spiritual, exclaiming that “she has captured the essence, the very part of a loved one that is most treasured or missed.” JuliAnne has followed this muse, expressing through her art, the inner world of those she encounters and the connections between all of us.

JuliAnne studied at The Minnesota River School of Fine Arts, an Atelier style curriculum based in the Classical Realism tradition. She has studied and mentored under living masters, gathering with distinguished artists in Europe, North and Central America, to paint in residencies and hone her craft. JuliAnne has won numerous awards and honors on a local, national, and international levels for her fine art photography as well as her freehand artwork. National awards include those from Fuji, Kodak, as well as museums, galleries and artistic societies. Her first art sale at age 13 encouraged her path as an artist. Her career has included ongoing commissioned portraits and artworks in media ranging from bronze sculpture to a mural-sized painting for River Valley Church. JuliAnne’s artwork has been exhibited in Russia, Spain, Canada, and across the Americas both for invitational and juried shows. Most recently she exhibited at RJD gallery Bridgehampton New York, 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago, The Chaffy Museum in California, Core Space in Denver Colorado, The Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin, and Gallery One: OPNVU Gallery in Minneapolis. Her works has been featured in art books, magazines, and newspapers for 30 years. Most recently she was featured in “Fine Art Connoisseur,” “American Art Collector,” and “Artists Magazine.” Other publications and books include “Encaustic Arts,” “Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing,” “The New Pre-Raphaelites,” “Camera Craftsman of America,” and “MOD Portrait 2021,” a MEAM publication. JuliAnne was also recently featured on Fox News for having this work of “Hope” included in the Nova Collection, destined for the Moon in Dec 2021. This time capsule of significant artworks and cultural artifacts will be remaining on the Moon in perpetuity.

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