Julie Umerle is an American-born artist who lives and works in London. She studied fine art at Falmouth University, Cornwall, and graduated with a MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. Umerle makes work that explores the processes of abstract painting. Her practice is an investigation of materials and the perception of the image. She is the recipient of a number of awards from Arts Council England. Public collections include Deutsche Bank, Swindon Art Gallery, The Connaught and Madison Museum of Fine Art, USA.