A Conference on "The New Normal" for Creative Professionals

Juliana Coles

Juliana Coles headshot
"At the heart of my expression I am a story teller, gathering fragments to create a greater whole through provocative mixed media works that layer text with figures."

Juliana Coles

2018 Entrepreneur Fellow

Juliana exposes the underbelly of the collective unconscious. Her art is a raw investigative expression of a personal reality that is continually interrupted by epileptic seizures, which interfere with recall and concrete memory. Beginning with the figure, and adding handwritten narrative, Juliana employs her mixed media painting style to archive her fragmented past and create order for herself. In so doing, she delivers to her audience a laser-sharp lens through which to view the historical and social events of our time.

Business Objective

Support herself as an artist with special needs; reach a broader audience. Broadcast the incredible and unique contribution that she is making because of her disability, rather than in spite of it.

Year 1 Accomplishments

Juliana pursued multiple models in 2017, to determine which activities result in the most revenue for the most efficient amount of effort. She will carry what she's learned into 2018, and build on it.

Year 2 Plans

After her success with Art Fairs in some markets, but not in others, Juliana is undertaking further experiments in audience engagement and outreach. The challenge is target very specifically, to reach maximum impact without over-extending herself. When she hits the target, sales always follow.

  • Supporters Interested In:

    Visual Journaling, Art and Neuroscience

Juliana Coles holding journal featuring painting of her mom
Juliana Coles: painting of her mother
Unlandscaped Landscape by Juliana Coles
Unlandscaped Landscape