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Coles, Juliana

A person with long gray hair is seated in a dark room, holding up an open book featuring colorful collages.

“Juliana Coles, award winning artist, received her MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.  Her work has been shown internationally including multiple museums. Coles developed and teaches an active meditation process which accesses archetypal signs and symbols from the unconscious for transformation and healing that is used by therapists, teachers, and professionals around the world. Her works have been featured in over 20 books including the self-published “Ghost Pirate; the Legend of Juana La Loca,” illuminating grief and loss. Coles is a 2016 artist resident at Green Olive Arts in Morocco and in 2017 was accepted into Otis’ Inaugural Residency program. In 2017 after teaching a workshop in Portugal Coles walked the Caminho Portugues to receive her Compostela in Santiago. Coles is a 2017 and 2018 Clark Hulings Foundation Fellow. In 2018 the artist presented her works at the StARTup Fair LA, spoke on two panels and was listed by Dale Youngman in Cartwheel Art as one of the top ten artists at the fair. In 2019 Coles was a featured artist on Artsy Shark, created original works for the television series, “Roswell,” and locally presented the lecture, “30 Years of Sketchbooks.” Currently the artist is at work on a traveling exhibition that combines historical research with mixed media portraits to present “Pirate Queens; Piracy is a Feminist Act.” Coles is represented by Keep Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM.”

Episode: Visual Journaling as Therapy, Juliana Coles