Julie-Anne Milinski is a Brisbane-based artist working in sculpture and installation. Her practice explores humanity’s relationship with their environment to reveal reciprocities and interdependencies with other living things, and the liveliness of the materials we introduce into our shared habitat. Milinski’s exploration of what nature might mean in a twenty-first century urban context challenges dichotomies of hand-made and mass-produced, organic and synthetic, and craft and art.
Milinski completed a Diploma of Visual Art in 2004 at RMIT Melbourne, a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) in 2007 at the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (First Class) in 2011 at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. In 2016 she was awarded her PhD from Griffith University for her research project The Botanical within the Built: Visual Art and Urban Botany. Milinski has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in artist-run, commercial and institutional spaces in Australia and the USA.