Biography


Julie Wroblewski Tourtillotte lives in South Bend, Indiana where she maintains a studio and small farm with her husband, William Tourtillotte. After receiving an MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, she returned to South Bend and has been a member of the art faculty at Saint Mary’s College since 1986. She received the Maria Pieta teaching award from her alma mater in 2005. For the past decade, Tourtillotte has used pattern and image in her fabric constructions, prints and drawings to explore themes of labor and obsolescence in post-industrial and agricultural landscapes. She has received fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission and Arts Midwest/NEA and her work has been exhibited at The South Bend Regional Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Art Center, Anderson Gallery in Pontiac, Michigan, The Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky and at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.