Julie Bégin is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal, Canada, active in fine art photography, sculptural jewellery and object design.
In 2021 she was awarded an honourable mention at the Neutral Density Photography Awards, for her conceptual photography series “The Uglies”. A work from this same series was selected for the 23rd edition of the exhibit-auction Parle-Moi d’Amour in Montreal, benefiting Les Impatients.
Works from her conceptual jewellery series “Sweet Vengeance” were presented at the 2021 Romanian Jewellery Week, Bucharest, Romania, and in the exhibition “Camp” at L.A. Pai Art Jewellery Gallery, Ottawa.
Over 2021 Julie’s sculptural jewellery works were presented in the exhibitions Beauty & Wonder, Jewels at Galería Lalabeyou in Madrid, Galerie Caractère in Neuchâtel, and Galería Context in Barcelona. She also took part in “Spent” presented at Galerie Lewis in Quebec; “Placement” presented at Visual Space Gallery in Vancouver and at Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax; and “Disrupt” presented at CCBC Gallery in Vancouver.
In 2020 she was selected to take part in the art fair Autor in Bucarest. In autumn 2019 her work was featured in the exhibition “Tincal Lab Challenge 2019: Jewellery & Anatomy” at Tincal Lab Gallery in Porto. In 2017 she took part in the exhibition Masters and Artisan Jewellers From Nanjing to Montreal at MUMAQ museum in Montreal.
She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. A self-taught artist, she mastered the work of precious metals at the École de Joaillerie de Montréal from 2013 to 2016 and perfected her knowledge during workshops with leading figures in art jewellery, both in Montreal and in Europe.
Julie Bégin’s work is part of private collections around the world.