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Juie Rattley III was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, and raised in a small community just outside Whiteville. He received his MFA from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007.
During his studies, Rattley had the chance to study with Tarleton Blackwell and quickly adopted not only his impressive oil painting method but also his optimistic worldview.
It is Blackwell who encouraged Rattley to complete a graduate degree. Upon being accepted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Rattley was awarded a Adelaide Fortune Holderness Fellowship and a Maud Gatewood Painting Scholarship.
Upon graduation, Rattley earned experience teaching a summer youth art camp at the African American Atelier art gallery in downtown Greensboro and grades K-8 at Guildford Preparatory Academy.
Since 2008 Rattley has taught art at Winston-Salem State University. His work is exhibited across the East Coast.