Julia Hacker is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist working in various traditional and mixed mediums, including oil, acrylic paint, handmade collage, and illustration. Julia is an Elected Member of the Canadian Society of Artists and a Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Julia Hacker was born and raised in Minsk, Belorussia. At 17, after high school, she left her hometown to study art. The artist received a Master's Degree from Belorussian University and worked as a leading fashion designer in the fashion centre. She also ran a monthly spread in a local fashion magazine and created stage costumes for music performers and singers. 1990, following the Chornobyl nuclear meltdown, Hacker moved to Canada, Toronto. Julia Hacker's artistic path took a new direction when she relocated to Canada, where she currently resides and creates art. Over the years, she has dedicated herself to further developing her skills through various workshops and art classes, enriching her repertoire of techniques and artistic knowledge. Today, Hacker is a full-time artist recognized internationally for her exceptional talent.
Julia Hacker has amassed an impressive body of work, showcasing her art through numerous solo and group exhibitions across notable locations such as Canada, Toronto, New York, California, and Texas. She collaborates closely with interior designers and real estate agents and undertakes commissions and installations, demonstrating her versatility and adaptability in different artistic contexts.
I am a floral abstract painter living and working in Toronto, Canada. Most of my work is created with acrylic paint on larger-scale canvases. My art reflects the similarities between the intrinsic beauty of humans and the natural world. Everything is interconnected; we must respect and care for our environment and society. Through my work, I seek to create a sense of unity and harmony between the different aspects of our lives.
My paintings explore the emotions and experiences that connect us all. I use vibrant colours and abstract forms to capture the complexity and depth of human emotions. Through my art, I aim to inspire viewers to reflect on their own experiences and connect with the world around them. My painting practice is also influenced by my belief that art should have a purpose beyond aesthetics. My art reflects the beauty of the floral world and its ability to endure adversity. By portraying the seemingly fragile flowers that return each year after winter, I aim to draw attention to the strength and resilience within us all. My work challenges societal expectations and norms, particularly those surrounding women and aging. I want to spark meaningful conversations about important issues and inspire positive change.
In summary, my art reflects my philosophy on life and our world. I aim to create beautiful and thought-provoking works that encourage self-reflection, contemplation, and positive action.