Julee Dickerson-Thompson is a visual artist whose vision is expressed through painting, collage, mixed media, pen and ink drawings, soft sculpture and book making,.
Her passion for Art was ignited in 1970s high school as Workshop for Careers in the Arts (now Duke Ellington HS) accepted her into their pilot program.
Born of very creative parents in Washington, DC, the Smithsonian’s Galleries, museums and programs were her inspiration and playground. After college in Boston (Simmons B.A., Mass College of Art, The Museum School 3 years, residency in Ghana, W. Africa), Julee returned to a thriving arts community. In 1978 she landed joyfully into the Zenith Art Colony. Dickerson-Thompson later became a presence during GABA (The Golden Age of Black Art—WDC:70s -90’s) with a thriving gallery local and national resume.
Julee has had numerous exhibits, precious collectors and meaningful patrons. Her extensive travels have impacted her ability to see her work evolve. Still it is her family/village/community, social concerns and political intensity that have provided her greatest muse. As a founding Mother of The Young Masters Inc (a 38 year old intergenerational arts program) her work becomes immortal.
During Covid19 Julee became part of a 9 Black Women’s Collective that created collaborative handmade books telling the compelling story of the turbulent experience in “Project 2020.” The books have already traveled from Pyramid Gallery (Mt. Rainier) to Blackburn Gallery (New York), MICA , and in October, Chicago, Illinois.
I Feed Them Art for Nourishment—less fattening and much more fulfilling!
I immerse myself in Art and enjoy the glory.
I’m still figuring it out…blending Ancestral Colors, painting libations, watching precious scraps tell stories on canvas. ..
Other artists purchase new supplies at the craft store while I join the dive at the dumpster. There, reincarnations of decayed antiquities and precious memoirs wait to board my time capsule for the future.
I traded in my soapbox for the mighty pen. Beirogriffics– Purging in Pen— is my coded language. Painting metaphors and “Reconstructed Riddles” are my favorite new addiction. Zero waste is a challenging goal but my commitment to Mother Nature.
I enjoy the chance for your eyes to travel through endless details and find the meaning and the message. Perhaps you can help me understand the “Creator.”
My Art—seeks to amplify prayers, proverbs, thoughts and stories. The goal is is an inspiration for an evolved and happier universal family. Rx=Art.
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