Galerie Richard


Oppermann’s work pushes the boundaries of visual perception, making paintings physically difficult to perceive with simple formal forms. The title of the exhibition Kaleidoscope expresses well its creation of basic geometric forms multiplying in multidimensional spaces. Scintillating effects resulting from computed overlay and juxtaposition of contrasting colors through repetitive geometric patterns (mainly circles in the new series) cause optical flicker and disorienting sensations of movement and space. Julie Oppermann continues the history of Optical Painting in the digital age. The paintings, on the one hand, refer to digital, looking as if they could be computer generated, vector-based interference patterns; however, up close they reveal a gestural, intuitive approach. She likes to reproduce and take advantage of bugs, parasitic impressions and recording errors that break the illusory field of the moire, creating a visual noise and also highlighting the basic tools at work: line patterns, grid and painting on canvas. They are also works that encourage a reactivity of the viewer who will discover different readings according to his distance to the work and his position of face or side. Julie Oppermann is a New York artist who lives and works in Berlin. She received her BFA from The Cooper Union and a master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2012, she completed a residency at FAAP in São Paulo, an academic exchange with Professor Robert Lucander at the University of Arts in Berlin and an MBA at Hunter College. In 2013 and 2015, she exhibited solo at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. She exhibits regularly at the Stefan Roepke Gallery in Cologne and exhibits regularly solo in Berlin. His work is part of many public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA).

Born 1982, San Francisco, CA.
Lives and works in Berlin.


2012 Hunter College, M.F.A. Painting
2009 University of California, Berkeley, M.A. Neuroscience
2007 Hunter College, B.A. Biological Sciences
2004 Cooper Union School of Art, B.F.A.


2022   KALEIDOSCOPE, Galerie Richard, Paris
DOT DOT DOT, Basedonart, Düsseldorf
JULIE OPPERMANN, Galerie M + R Fricke, Berlin

2021  PERFECT VISION, SP2 Contemporary, Berlin

2019  AFTERIMAGES (with Martina Merlini), MAGMA Gallery, Bologna

2018  JULIE OPPERMANN & DANIEL LERGON, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover
AFTERIMAGE, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA

2015  CROSSED SIGNALS, Keith, Berlin
COUNTERPOINT, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

2014  RASTER, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne
PALINOPSIA, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2013  INTERFACE, Galeria Arnes y Roepke, Madrid
PROJECT ROOM, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

2012  JULIE OPPERMANN, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne


2021  OBLIQUE STRATEGIES, Curated by Lotta Pick & Ashkan Sahihi, Berlin
THE SOUND OF COLOUR, Curated by Hans Jürgen Hafner, M + R Fricke, Berlin

2018  VIRTUAL GARDEN, Mediations Biennale 6, Poznan
PLURAL, Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2016  SUCKSTRACT 3, Kunstverein Konstanz, DE

2015  -NDO, Museum Jorge Rando, Malaga
JANUARY, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

2014  SAME SPACE, NEW LIGHT, JB Magazine Group Show, HVW8 Berlin
TILE, Curated by Stefan Koehler, Bethanien Projektraum, Berlin
THE BERLIN ART PRIZE, The Kuehlhaus am Gleisdreieck, Berlin
SUCKSTRACT 2, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid
DER GRUND IST NICHT LICHT SONDERN NACHT, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin
SORRY WE ATE YOUR BRAINS, Club Motobol, Berlin

2013  SUCKSTRACT, Kunstquartier Bethanien Projektraum, Berlin
THRILLS AND CHILLS, Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens
RITUALS OF EXHIBITION, Curated by Gilbert Hsiao & Giles Ryder, Phayao
LOGICAL EXPRESSIONS & VARIATION, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2012  MFA THESIS EXHIBITION, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
KUNST/WISSENSCHAFT, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne
Bednarek, Oppermann, Waskiewisz, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, NY
BOUNDLESS AMBITION, Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA

2011  PLAY IT AGAIN, ACE Curatorial Collective, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Rainer Gross, Julio Rondo, Julie Oppermann, Galerie Stefan Roepke, Cologne
CAA NY Area MFA Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2010  GRAPHOMANIA PDX, Garbageman/Astronaut Project Space, Portland, OR
HELL, NO!, Curated by David Fierman & RJ Supa, Convent St. Cecilia, Brooklyn NY


Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV
Colleccion Jimenez-Colon (Puerto Rico)


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