painter       printmaker       illustrator

Petaluma, California



instagram @juliaedithrigby



BA     2012    Scripps College, Claremont, California

Self-designed major in Environmental Writing

Magna Cum Laude                                                                             

Cumulative GPA: 3.8 (4 point scale)



 2017    Creature, Tea Room Cafe, Petaluma, California



2017    Flora and Faura, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California (upcoming this July)

2017    Tidal Response, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, California (upcoming this August)

2017    POP! The Power of Printmaking, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California

2017    Graphically Observed, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California

2017     Nasty Woman Exhibition, Omi Gallery-Impact Hub, Oakland, California

2017    Southern Graphics Council International Member Print Exchange Exhibition, SGCI Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

2017   Show Some Love, Griffin Maps/Prints Alley, Petaluma

2017    SNAP!, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California

2016    Art Around Town, Petaluma Valley Hospital, Petaluma, California

2016    Inverness Almanac Retrospective, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

2016    ProXhibition, Griffin Map Design/Prints Alley, Petaluma, California

 2016    Point Reyes Open Studios, Ink Paper Plate Studio, Point Reyes Station, California

2016    Chrysalis Studio Group Show, SOMArts, San Francisco, California 

2016    O+ Festival, Petaluma, California (creating an outdoor mural for O+ Festival in November ‘16) 

2016   O+ Festival Silent Auction, Griffin Maps/Prints Alley, Petaluma, California  

2016   What a Relief, Ink Paper Plate Studio, Point Reyes Station, California

2016    Land(ing) Art, Rivertown Revival Sculpture Walk, Petaluma, California

2015    New Works, Skulduggerie Gallery, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia



October-December 2016     Watercolor workshop instructor at Ink Paper Plate studio in Point Reyes Station, California.

June 2017        Workshop assistant at Ink Paper Plate Studio in Point Reyes Station (large scale hand-printing workshop)



2012-present    Freelance artist with experience painting murals for towns and schools in California and Greenland, at The Freezer hostel in Iceland and in private residences in California, Illinois, Wyoming and Greenland. Commissioned artist for the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 catalog cover and the 2015 newsletter cover for  Acorn Naturalists. 

2012-present    Commissioned artwork for plant identification signage and interpretive panels for the Charleston Retention Basin and Habitat Improvement Project (The Acorn Group/Google); commissioned artwork for print media in interpretive centers such as the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (The Acorn Group/Hayward Park and Recreation District); commissioned illustrations for instructional units for Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, one of only two contiguously operating historic steam locomotive roundhouse and shop complexes remaining in the United States (The Acorn Group/California State Parks); commissioned biological and natural history illustrations, drawings and paintings for the Acorn Group, Tustin California.

2015-present    Creative Director, Acorn Naturalists: responsible for managing art production and generating product development, educational curriculum and illustrative work for catalog resources, including the Nature Circles series, as well as field guides to animal tracking, animal skulls, and pond life, Tustin, California.



2017    Flora and Fauna, catalog for a nationally juried art exhibition at Arc Gallery

 2017    West Marin Review, Volume 8 (upcoming)

2017   Graphic Impressions (winter)

2017    Grist Magazine 

2016    Graphic Impressions (fall)

2016    Inverness Almanac

2016    West Marin Review

2016    The Anthology of Orange County's Wild Places



2017 Kala Art Institute, Artist in Residence, Berkeley, California

2017 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts,  Artist in Residence, Saratoga, Wyoming 



2017    California Society of Printmakers                     member 

2017      Southern Graphics Council International         member