Julie Waltz-Stalker grew up in Staunton, Virginia. She attended Houghton College, where she received a BA of Fine Art in painting and sculpture. In 2006 she moved to Corning, New York to study under the painter Thomas S. Buechner as an apprentice and studio assistant.
Julie’s work is deeply personal and draws from her experiences growing up with chronic illness in a fundamentalist family. Her paintings convey themes of feminism, motherhood, beauty, shame, pain, spirituality, and resilience.
Julie creates, teaches, and freelances in Corning, New York, where she lives with her husband and daughter.