Faculty of Design




““Imposter Syndrome” explores the complexities of second generation immigrant identities through the duality of simultaneously being a citizen in one land and having roots elsewhere.”

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Julia Mathew is a Toronto based artist originally born and raised in Vancouver. Julia first started drawing at a young age, using mediums such as phonebooks and bedroom walls to express herself artistically, driving her immigrant apartment-renting parents mad. She has since evolved and has found a passion in bringing generational immigrant communities to the forefront of her work. Mathew touches on subjects of diaspora culture, love, identity politics and cultural imposter syndrome-- exploring complex identities through unconventional and experimental mixed media.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Major Completed, 2020
2019, Idle: an exhibition about growth
Vancouver, BC
2017, Dirty Talk 006
Toronto, ON
2017, Perspective Exhibition`
OCAD University
2016, Under 100
Northern Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON
2020, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Career Launcher Award
OCAD University
2020, Student Winner
American Illustration
2020, Project 31 Illustration Award
OCAD University