Julia Shaternik is a professional artist and fine art instructor, specializing in painting, and teaching art. She has also worked as a graphic designer. She currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Born in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Shaternik is the daughter of renowned Belarusian sculptor and artist, Ales Shaternik.
In 2004, she received her M.F.A. from Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, the same year she immigrated to the U.S. Shaternik has been painting since early childhood and started exhibiting her works in the United States in 2006.
Julia paints in different styles, ranging from contemporary to neo-impressionism. Her artistic expressions are revealed in paintings of abstract, flowers, elegant female figures and landscapes. Her work spans a variety of media, including acrylic and oil on canvas.
Shaternik has exhibited her work in the Museum of Russian Contemporary Art in Jersey City, N.J. in October 2006, as well as the following galleries: Lana Santorelli Gallery, Van der Plas Gallery, and the Gallery 402, all in New York City; Jade Nectar Gallery in Southampton, N.Y.; Belarusan National Palace of Art in Minsk, Belarus; and the International Stella Gallery in Paris, France. Her works can be found in a number of private collections in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Israel, and Belarus.
From 2008-2012, she taught art to children in her Fair Lawn studio. She has also worked for six years as an in-house graphic designer from 2012-2018 in New Jersey.
She is married with two young sons. In her spare time, she enjoys painting in her studio, spending time on her families boat and biking. In addition to painting, she enjoys teaching fine art to people of all ages.