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With everything I paint – people, facets of nature  – I try to work out
the hidden positive essence of my subject. Evil and ugliness are real
and I am not blind to the dark sides of things, but in my work my
focus is on the good and the beautiful, which are just as real.

So I direct my attention towards the charming aspects of what I see
and concentrate on the small and pleasently touching moments.
They are so easily overlooked and neglected in our everyday hustle
– and yet so fascinating. Dissecting, unmasking and provocation?
I gladly leave them to  others.

Julia Belot

Biography

1969

Born in Pskow, Russia

1976 – 1984

School No. 15, Humanitarian Lyceum, Pskow

Julia painting on 12. January 1977
Julia painting on 12. January 1977

1980 – 1984

State. Children’s art school, Pskow
Painting by Igor Makeev

1984 – 1986

Physics-Mathematical School,
Boarding School No. 45, Academic High School
at the State University in St. Petersburg

1986 – 1991

Biology studies at the
State University in St. Petersburg

Foto: Julia Belot with fellow students on the trail with herbarium collecting plants in Russia.
On the trail with herbarium

1991

Research assistant in the
Field research at the Geobotanical Institute of
the State University, St. Petersburg

1991 – 1997

Art studies at the State Academy of Art
and Design A.L. Stieglitz, St. Petersburg

1997

Birth of her son André and
Emigration to Germany

1999 – 2004

Communication design studies
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden

2004

Gutenberg scholarship of the city of Mainz

2009

Scholarship class Xenia Hausner,
SA Traunkirchen, Austria

2010

Jury-Prize of the city of Annweiler am Trifels

2015
Artist in residence, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding

Photo: © Andrea Kaysser, Ruhpolding
Photo: © Andrea Kaysser, Ruhpolding

2019

Laureate, Andreas Art Prize, St. Andreasberg/Harz

Photo : © Ingrid Nöhrenberg, Sankt Andreasberg - The laureates of the Andreas Art Prize 2019 (from left):
Julia Belot (award),
Andreas Art Prize winner Tom Kretschmer and
Schirin Fatemi (award)
Photo : © Ingrid Nöhrenberg, Sankt Andreasberg - The laureates of the Andreas Art Prize 2019 (from left): Julia Belot (award), Andreas Art Prize winner Tom Kretschmer and Schirin Fatemi (award)

2020

Working Scholarship of the Hessian Cultural Foundation

Video portrait. 2011

Major exhibitions

2021

The portrait ⋅ Galerie Rother, Wiesbaden
DIVERSELY CONNECTED ⋅ Ev. Community of Gravenbruch, Neu-Isenburg (S)
What remains ⋅ Galerie Heidelberger Forum für Kunst, Heidelberg
Spring Lights ⋅ Galerie Kerstner, Kronberg im Taunus (S)
The warmth of life ⋅ Kunstförderverein Weinheim (S)

2020

Transformation ⋅ Galerie am Tor, Cornelia König-Becker, Miltenberg
Back To Future ⋅ Kunstverein Ladenburg, Domhof, Ladenburg
Glück ⋅ Kunsthaus Wiesbaden and Atelierhaus Darmstadt (C)

2019

5th Art Prize Weilburg, final round ⋅ City Museum of Weilburg a. d. Lahn (C)
25th exhibition Natur – Mensch ⋅ Harz National Park, St. Andreasberg (C)
WOLF, CHILDREN, FOXGLOVE ⋅ Kunstraum der IG Galerien, Wiesbaden (S)
10 years of PageArt ⋅ KunstKabinett, City Gallery of Bad Soden am Taunus
Far away from everywhere ⋅ Galerie Kerstner, Kronberg im Taunus (S)

2018

Wonders of the air! ⋅ Galerie Mainzer Kunst!, Mainz
Julia Belot. Painting ⋅ Galerie FÜRWAHR, Walldürn (S)
The image of the woman ⋅ Kunstverein Wörth am Rhein
Stories about… ⋅ Kunstraum Gerdi Gutperle, Viernheim

2017

Around the dog! ⋅ Galerie Mainzer Kunst!, Mainz
PflanzenWESEN ⋅ New Gallery Bronnbach Monastery, Wertheim (S) (C)
Garden Dreams ⋅ Galerie Kerstner, Kronberg im Taunus (S)
PageArt ⋅ Kunstraum Bernusstraße, Frankfurt am Main (S)

2016

Peychinov, Belot, Paul ⋅ Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt am Main
Julia Belot. New Paintings ⋅ Galerie Kirchner, Grünsfeld (S).
He just wants to play ⋅ Kunstraum Riedberg, Frankfurt am Main
Paradise Gardens ⋅ Art Priori fine art gallery, Mannheim (S)

2015

Wintersalon ⋅ Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding
Pure nature! ⋅ Galerie Mainzer Art!, Mainz
Sekundenglück ⋅ Kunstraum Bad Honnef (S)
Natürlich – Persönlich ⋅ City Museum of Weilburg an der Lahn (S)
Art 15 Zurich ⋅ Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Ffm., Zurich Fair, CH
GardenDreams ⋅ Museum im Strieffler Haus, Landau in der Pfalz
Best friends ⋅ Kunstverein Mittelrhein KM570, Haus Metternich, Koblenz
A.I.R ⋅ Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding
Glücksfall ⋅ Galerie im Petrushof, Obermarchtal (S)
art Karlsruhe ⋅  Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Ffm., Karlsruhe Fair
The blue ribbon ⋅ Galerie Gecko, Solingen

2014

Art 14 Zurich ⋅ Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Ffm., Zurich Fair, CH
Sekundenglück ⋅ Galerie Kerstner, Kronberg im Taunus (S)
Mensch! ⋅ Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding (S)
Sekundenglück ⋅ Rathaus Foyer, Wiesbaden (S)
zArtbitter ⋅ Kap-Hoorn Art – die Sechste, Hafenateliers, Bremen (C)
“Paint me a pony” ⋅ Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding
Spring Fever ⋅ Galerie Gecko, Solingen
Flowerpower ⋅ ASPEKT Galerie, Neustadt an der Weinstraße

2013

In the River – 10 Years KM570 ⋅ Foyer of the RLP-Palatinate Parliament, Mainz
Christmas exhibition ⋅ Kunsthaus Klüber, Weinheim
Kunstkammer ⋅ Galerie Gecko, Solingen
“Franz von Stuck” art project ⋅ Passau District Gallery, Schloss Neuburg
Large formats ⋅ Kunstverein Ladenburg
Zügel’s Animals versus Modern Art(ists) ⋅ Kunstverein Wörth am Rhein
SUMMERimpressions ⋅ Galerie Gecko, Solingen
Colourful ⋅ Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding
The brain of the artist ⋅ Atelierhaus Dachauerstraße, Munich
The image of women to day ⋅ Women’s Cultural Centre Primadonna, Potsdam
Jump into Spring ⋅ Galerie Gecko, Solingen

2012

All my world ⋅ artgalerie am Schloss, Bad Bergzabern (S)
BodyBeauties ⋅ City Hall Foyer, Wiesbaden
18th exhibition Natur – Mensch ⋅ Harz National Park, St. Andreasberg (C)
“Cherchez la femme!” ⋅ Galerie Mainzer Kunst!, Mainz

2011

2nd juried exhibition ⋅ Kunstverein Kulmbach, Brauereimuseum, Kulmbach
Stippvisite ⋅ Kunstverein Hoechst Bolongaro, Frankfurt am Main-Hoechst (S)
TBB – The City ⋅ Kunstverein Tauberbischofsheim
Julia Belot. Painting ⋅ Galerie Kirchner, Grünsfeld (S)
Fascination ⋅ Galerie ASPEKT, Neustadt an der Weinstraße (S)
Julia Belot. Painting. Life ⋅ City Gallery Neu-Isenburg (S)
Julia Belot. Painting ⋅ KSK Rhein-Hunsrück, Simmern (S)
Agave Dragon and Foxglove ⋅ thalhaus Galerie, Wiesbaden (S)

2010

I vincitori… ⋅ Sotterraneo della Biblioteca, Gorgonzola (Milano), Italy
The Message of Life ⋅ Galerie Mainzer Kunst!, AKK Culture Days, Mainz (S)
The art of nature is the… ⋅ Walkmühle Artists’ Association, Wiesbaden (C)
Nord Art 2010 ⋅ Rendsburg-Büdelsdorf (C)
16th Exhibition Natur – Mensch ⋅ Harz National Park, St. Andreasberg (C)

2009

Liebenswert ⋅ Main-Taunus-Galerie, Kreishaus MTK, Hofheim (S)
Images of Animals, Plants and People ⋅ Galerie Wort-Art, Wiesbaden (S)
A Glimpse of Paradise ⋅ Gallery Mainzer Kunst!, Mainz (S)

2008

Art in Square ⋅ Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz

2007

Idyll ⋅ Walkmühle Artists’ Association, Wiesbaden
Julia Belot. Painting ⋅ HSK Wilhelm Fresenius Klinik, Wiesbaden (S)

2006

Julia Belot. Painting ⋅ Kunstverein Tauberbischofsheim (S)

2005

Generations ⋅ Kunstverein Eisenturm, Rathaus Galerie, Mainz
Annual exhibition ⋅ Kunstverein Mittelrhein KM570, Villa Belgrano, Boppard
Kunst im Stift shows – Julia Belot ⋅ Stiftungsklinikum Mittelrhein, Koblenz (S)

2004

kunstdialog mz-wi ⋅ Rathaus Galerie, Mainz (C)
Limburg seen with alien eyes… ⋅ Galerie auf der Treppe, Limburg (S)
Julia Belot. Painting ⋅ Galerie unter’m Maulbeerbaum, Badenheim (S)

(S) = Solo exhibition ⋅ (C) = Catalogue

Collections

Auernheimer Collection, Badenheim
Collection Andrea Kaysser, Ruhpolding
Art collection of the city of Wiesbaden
Art Collection Main-Taunus-Kreis, Hofheim
City Museum Neu-Isenburg
Botanical Garden,
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
City of Annweiler on Trifels
Stadtwerk, Bad Mergentheim

Photo: © Axel Jung, Taunusstein

Homeland

My homeland is a country that shaped my childhood and youth, which is still reflected in my dreams. My homeland is also a country that offered me the opportunity to realise myself, to become the person I am now. In my case, these are two different countries to which I am grateful.