Julia Lambright was born and raised in Russia. She received an MFA with Distinction in painting from the University of New Mexico. Working primarily in oil in the past, her focus over the last decade has been rooted in traditional egg-tempera painting, a knowledge which she acquired from masters in Russia and the US. Being influenced by the icon’s visual aesthetics and its technical construction, Julia integrates and transforms its principles into a contemporary form of art making. She lives and works in Albuquerque.