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Julia Barello received an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1992.
Her large-scale installations are made up of recycled MRI and X-ray scans. From these discarded medical images, whose original purpose was to convey information about the human body, Barello cuts out organic shapes—leaves, birds, and flowers. The resulting wall installations consist of many layers of translucent color.
She is currently Associate Professor of Art at New Mexico State University.
"Julia Barello’s re purposing of materials is inspiring. She takes recycled medical scan material and like an alchemist brings them to life. I love how materials used when a body is confined in an X-ray or MRI chamber, can be transformed into a piece highlighting freedom and movement. It reminds me of a beautiful fall day."