Julia Lambright was born and raised in Russia. She earned a BFA and 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, addressing her history and childhood experiences.
Lambright has allowed her artwork to evolve and shift. Exploring range of styles and approaches, Lambright’s continuous fascination with materials lead to a new exploration with pastels. Searching for more immediate expression and greater experimental capabilities with the colors, her current subject is tied to the themes of beauty in everyday life. She lives and works in Albuquerque.