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Julian Peña

Seattle, WA 98122






2012-2015 Bachelor of Art, University of Washington-School of Art, Painting/Drawing Major & Entrepreneurship Minor

2010-2012 Associate of Arts & Sciences, Tacoma Community College, Painting/Drawing Major




ANT Gallery

305 Harrison St

Seattle, WA 98109

Blue Cone Studios

1520 11th Ave

Seattle, WA 98122




Jan 2019-Present, The Lab at Ada’s, Seattle, WA

Instructed a sold out workshop series called Acrylic Lab: Joy of Manipulating Acrylic Paint. Provided a lecture on the use of acrylic products and its history. It was an interactive workshop that was supplemented by live demos (also presented on a screen).

Sep 2012-Dec 2014, The Mix, Tacoma, WA

Fulfilled an artist residency at The Mix in Tacoma, WA. Primary roles include curating group art shows, producing art events, and creating works of art during my time there.

Aug 2013-Nov 2013, Asian Pacific Cultural Center, Tacoma, WA

Freelance designer/visual artist assigned to various graphic design jobs, event planning, bookings, market research, and word/image processing assistance.

Jun 2013, Nihonga Workshop, Savannah, GA

Attended a three day intensive, Nihonga painting workshop consisting with introductions to mineral pigments, animal hide glue, gold leafing, and paper stretching.




Sep 2013-Dec 2013 Teacher’s Assistant, Fall Quarter-University of Washington Art 101, Seattle, WA

Jan 2013-Jul 2013 Gallery Assistant, Winter/Spring Quarter-Ryan James Gallery, Bellevue, WA

Jan 2012-Jul 2012 Apprentice in Studio Life Drawing, Winter/Spring Quarter-Tacoma Academy of Fine Art, Tacoma, WA



2013 Best Artist of South Sound/South Sound Magazine Issue April/May

2012 Crabby Beach Foundation Scholarship

2012 Best Artist of South Sound/South Sound Magazine Issue June/July

2011 Primo Grill Art Endowed Scholarship

2011 Pearl Peterson Art Scholarship

2011 David Lassoie Memorial Art Endowed Scholarship

2011 CFM Consolidated Scholarship

2011 McCarthy Humanities Scholarship

2011 1st Place TCC Student Show Best Painting

2010 Flex-A-Lite Scholarship


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2014 Floating World, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Lakewood, WA

2011 CMYK, The Mix, Tacoma, WA


Selected Group Exhibitions


2017 Imminent Mode: Revolution Resist, Vermillion Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017 Who Am I, Forward Flux Productions @ Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle, WA

2015 Strength + Struggle, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2013 EVOLUTION, The Mix, Tacoma, WA

2013 COLOR BOMB, True Love Tattoo & Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013 Generation, Seattle RAW/Trinity Nightclub, Seattle, WA

2012 The End, The Mix, Tacoma, WA

2012 Dawn of 2012, Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA


Selected Design Work


2018 LGBT Foundation, Infographics – San Francisco, CA

2016 Refur-Bish, Brand Logo – Refur-Bish, Atlanta, GA

2016 Crowd Control Collective Branding, Brand Logo and Website – Crowd Control Collective, Seattle, WA

2016 Yebo Entertainment Branding, Brand Logo, Brand Mascot, Website Style Design – Yebo Entertainment, Seattle, WA

2014 Refuge, Album Cover, CD Label, Booklet Design - University of Washington School of Music, Seattle, WA

2013 Six Lakewood Multicultural Flags, Pair of 6 Banner Designs Along South Tacoma Way – Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Lakewood, WA


Selected Collections


2018 Series of Paintings for the Office Space [Wolf, Cat, and the Mouse & The Grand Narrative], Cyanogen c/o Henry Mason, Seattle, WA

2018 Mural Professional Restoration, The Crescent Lounge, Seattle, WA

2011 The City Speaks, MetroGruv Nightclub, Tacoma, WA


Selected Services


2016 Cinematic VR Challenge Holiday Edition, SIXR, Seattle, WA

2016 Seattle Fashion Week, SIXR, Seattle, WA

2016 Summer Cinematic VR Challenge, Budi Mulyo @ SIXR, Seattle, WA

2014 Art Guerilla Marketing, Victoria Boom @ Bombsheller, Seattle, WA

2014 Drag Photo Shoot, James Majesty (Model)/ Maddelynn Hatter (Collaborating Photographer), Seattle, WA




Ruiz, Pablo J. Gioconda Project_Digital Book. Azuqueca: Gioconda Project, 30 Apr. 2015. PDF. It’s a not-for-profit experiment where contributing artists have joined forces to bring contemporary art to everyone through a Online project. 


Schroader, Kayla. "Best of the South Sound 2013." South Sound Magazine April/May Issue. 01 Apr 2013: 46. Print. <>.


Li, Carolyn. JULIAN PENA at RAW: Seattle Generation 03/23/2013. 2013. Video. YouTube, Seattle. Web. 23 Aug 2013. <>.


McCoy, Nikki. "Eye on '13: Tacomans and Olympians with big plans in 2013." Weekly Volcano. Swarner Communications, Inc, 03 Jan 2013. Web. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. <>.


Nagle, Matt. "Creativity and community celebrated at Cloud Nine // Artist Julian Pena again brings art to the masses, and vice-versa, at The Mix ." Tacoma Weekly. PCCNG, 20 2012. Web. Web. 24 Nov. 2012. <>.


Kinoshita, Lisa. "An Artful Thanksgiving." Tacoma Arts. Wordpress, 22 2012. Web. Web. 24 Nov. 2012. <>.


Nagle, Matt. "Local artists bring their works to the public at The Mix." Tacoma Weekly. 21 Jun 2012: n/a. Web. 29 Aug. 2012. <>.


Trillium. Linda Ford. Print NW: Tacoma Community College, 2012.


Ponnekanti, Rosemary. "New local artists invent and explore in “Dawn of 2012” at Fulcrum Gallery." Tacoma News Tribune. 14 Feb 2012: n. page. Web. <>.


Carroll, Bryan, Steven Jones, and JD Elquist. "Meet Julian Peña." Camp 6. Camp 6, 14 Feb 2012. Web. <>.


Davidson, Dave. "Emerging Artists Featured at Fulcrum Gallery." Tacoma Weekly. PCCNG, 09 Feb 2012. Web. <>.


Clayton, Alec. ""Dawn of 2012" impresses at Fulcrum Gallery." Weekly Volcano. Weekly Volcano, 01 Feb 2012. Web. <>.


Evans, Katy. "“Dawn of 2012″ Breaks at the Fulcrum Gallery." Post Defiance. 27 Jan 2012: n. page. Web. <>.