Julie McNair grew up in Louisiana and Texas and studied sculpture
at North Texas State University and the University of Wyoming.
Julie taught ceramics and sculpture at Mississippi State University
until 1983. In Houston, TX, she worked as the Director of the Art
League of Houston.
She moved to Telluride, CO in 1985 and operated her own
gallery until 2003. Julie has been involved with the Ah Haa
School as staff, instructor and volunteer since 1991 and currently is
framing for Telluride Gallery. Her work has been represented by
many galleries in the Southwest and in Texas.
Over the years Julie mined the rich history of doll-making (which
dates back 25,000 years) to make fantastical clay images that,
like their cultural antecedents, make an invisible life visible: namely
hers. Julie’s doll-like forms are at once ironical and allegorical,
personal and universal, but always, they are magically expressive
and tinged with pathos and/or humor.