Julie Davidow was born in Miami and received her BA in Communications from the University of North Florida. After 10 years as a small business owner, she returned to art, attending New World School of the Arts in Miami with a focus on painting. Davidow's work is a search for the gestalt. Her practice includes minimalist abstracted geometric paintings, graphite drawings, wall murals, and site-specific installations which seek to establish order through the mapping of multiple visual cues of microbiological, botanical, geologic, cartographic, and architectural influences reflecting her investigation of the struggle for balance between the natural and built environments. Exhibitions include the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; Perez Art Museum Miami; Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale; Girl's Club in Ft. Lauderdale; Tampa Museum of Art; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC; Artspace in Raleigh, NC; Mass Moca in North Adams, MA; Lawrimore Projects in Seattle, WA; Tarryn Theresa Gallery in Los Angeles; Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles; Kathryn Markel Gallery in NYC; Diana Lowenstein Gallery in Miami and elsewhere. She is recipient of ARTslant's 2009 First Prize Golden Frame Award, the Leo & Raye Chestler Contemporary Visual Arts Award, and a Florida Artist Enhancement Award. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum Miami, Girl's Club in Ft Lauderdale, FL; EPIC Miami; and numerous private collections. In addition, Julie is the coauthor of the book MIAMI Contemporary Artists.