born 1992, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.


2010 – 2014

Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen. 
BA (Hons) Painting




(Upcoming) ‘Where The Wild Thyme Grows’, The Jam Factory, Oxford. Three-person show.
‘The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award’, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Selected group show.
‘ALIGHT’, Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected group show.


‘What The Water Tells/はしご湯’, Takasagoyu Bathhouse, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. Group show.
Painting Exhibition with Matt Forsythe, Petit a Petit General Store, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. Joint show.
'Current', Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, Fife. Selected group show.


VAU Member's Show, Crownpoint Gallery, Glasgow. Group show.
'The September Issue', The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen. Selected group show.
‘Uncertain Territories’, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen. Group show.
‘Sketch’ 2017, Rabley Drawing Centre, Malborough. Selected group show. Touring: Black Swan Arts, Frome; Plymouth College of Art; Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster.


Winter Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen.  Selected group show.
'For The Time Being', Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.  Solo show.
'Blueprint', DOK Artists' Space, Edinburgh. Selected group show.
VAU Member's Show, Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, Edinburgh. Group show.
'Mandala', Image Collective Gallery, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh.  Selected group show.
RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected group show.
‘The Known, the Strange and the New’, New Blood Art for How The Light Gets In Festival, The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, Wales.  Selected group show.
‘Photographs by Painters’, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.  Group show.
‘Stuffed Gallery’, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen.  Selected group show.
‘Toaty Wee’, exhibition of miniature artworks, Visual Artist Unit Studios, Glasgow.  Group show.


RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected group show.
‘Painting and Drawing’, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. Selected group show.
VAU Member’s Show, Generator Projects, Dundee. Group show.
‘Corridor’, Artist Member Exhibition, Visual Artist Unit studios, Glasgow. Group show.
‘Aberdeen Artist Society Annual Exhibition’. Selected group show.
‘With Eyes Closed’, Aberdeen Arts Centre. Joint show.
‘Mark Making’, Smart Gallery for Macmillan, Union Square, Aberdeen. Selected group show.
‘Illuminate’, small gallery, ARI. Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, Aberdeen. Solo show.


RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected group show.
Winter Exhibition, The Meffan Gallery, Forfar. Selected group show.
‘Open Your Eyes’, Degree Show, Gray’s School of Art
4th Year Painting Exhibition, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. Group show.


SPD Painting Awards, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Selected group show.
'Imagined Realities', Oil and Glass Gallery, Aberdeen. Group show as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.


David Gordon Memorial Trust Drawing Prize, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Selected group show.
SPD Painting Awards, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Selected group show.


David Gordon Memorial Trust Drawing Prize, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Selected group show.
Other: North East Open Studios 2013, 2014




The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory; shortlist


Visual Arts and Craft Makers Awards, Mentoring Scheme, Aberdeen City Council
Sketch 2017 Prize; shortlist


Visual Arts and Craft Makers Awards, Aberdeen City Council
Hope Scott Trust Award
Contemporary British Painting Prize; longlist
Graduate in Residence, Painting Department, Gray’s School of Art


RSA Guthrie Award and Medal
Aberdeen Asset Management Purchase Prize


Joseph Steele Cornwall Legacy



Artist talk at EIWA College, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan.
Workshop leader: ‘Playing with Shapes’, still life, drawing and collage workshop at Artist in Residence Yamanashi (AIRY).
Talk facilitator, Look Again Festival 2018, with Amy Gear.
GIFC - artist
Cryptic's Sonica Festival 2017, Glasgow - talk Facilitator on behalf of VAU
Painted Doors Project, Aberdeen - artist
'Artobotic', artwork vending machine project, Edinburgh - artist
VAU Pillow Talk: Collaborations, Aberdeen - chair/facilitator as part of Look Again Festival 2017
Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen - Part-time Lecturer in Painting, Sep 2015 – present
Grampian Hospital Arts Trust (GHAT), Aberdeen - Collection Support Assistant, July 2015 - Aug 2017
Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, Aberdeen- volunteer, 2014-2015
Look Again Festival 2015, Aberdeen - Creative Workshop with Jamie Cameron and GHAT
Aberdeen Artists Society - volunteer, 2014
SPECTRA 2014, Peacock’s Visual Arts, Aberdeen - volunteer



Pushing Out The Boat, issue 15 - released April 2019
Residency Press Release, Evening Express, 2018
Uncertain Territories blog, as part of curated exhibition
Pushing Out The Boat, issue 14 - released April 2017
'For The Time Being' at Gray's School of Art', Jon Reid, Mood of Collapse, 2016
'Julie-Ann Simpson: Illuminate’, Summerhall TV, film interview, April 2015
'Artist set to show work at exhibition’, Evening Express, 20 March 2015
‘Recent Graduate Receives Guthrie Award’, Jenny Rush, Gray’s School of Art, 12 January 2015
‘Aberdeen Artist Julie-Ann Proves Top Drawer On National Stage’, Neil Drysdale, STV, 7 January 2015
'Painting Inspired by Deeside Forests Picks up RSA Prize’, Jenny Rush, Robert Gordon University, 6 January 2015
'Gray’s School of Art Show is Fine for All Forms’, Duncan Macmillan, The Scotsman, 23 June 2014
'Gray’s School of Art 2014’, Jon Reid, Mood of Collapse, 2014
'Gray’s Degree Show’, Central Station, 24 June 2014



Visual Artist Unit
New Blood Art Masters
Visual Arts Scotland


Friends of GHAT print
Aberdeen Asset Management corporate collection
Opportunity North East (ONE) corporate collection
Private collections throughout the UK and internationally