Julia Velarde was raised in Littleton, Colorado and moved to NYC to pursue the world of animation. She uses her art to connect the past with the present, and roots her storytelling in the harshness of reality while blending it with the expansiveness of the paranormal. Ever since she was little, she’s been creating little worlds to get swallowed up by. When she’s not working her industry job, she’s hand sewing an army of felted freak friends.



(Brooklyn, NY)

  • Professional Affiliation: Trash Can Dreams

  • Education: Traditional Animation BFA from Pratt Institute

  • Medium & style: Animation/ Soft Sculpture/ Diorama/ Magical Realism

  • Exhibition Record:

    Greenpoint Gallery: Group Shows/ Brooklyn, NY 2017

    Brooklyn Historical Society: Brooklyn Legends Group Show/ Brooklyn, NY 2016

    ANNY: Animation New York Independent Showcase / NYC, NY 2015

    DUM-D Animation Festival / Bronx, NY 2015

    Coney Island Film Festival / Brooklyn, NY 2014

    Wallabout Film Festival / Brooklyn, NY 2014



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