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Julia Lambright was born in Russia. She received an MFA with Distinction in painting from the University of New Mexico. Working in oil in the past, her prime medium of choice is egg-tempera, knowledge she acquired from masters in Russia and the United States. While searching for a personal spiritual experience, Lambright began exploring iconographic canons, formulas, and techniques of 17th century icon painting. Being influenced by the icon’s visual aesthetics and its technical construction, Lambright integrates and transforms its principles into a contemporary form of art making. She lives and works in Albuquerque.