Julia Haft Candell

b. Oakland, CA, 1982
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2016 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2010 California State University Long Beach, Master of Fine Arts
2005 University of California Davis, BA: Studio Art and International Relations

Awards and Residencies

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Grant, New York, New York

Yaddo Corporation: Louise Bourgeois Sculpture Resident Artist, Saratoga Springs, New York

California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists
Zentrum Für Keramik, Berlin, Germany

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, California Artists’ Resource for Completion Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA

Hoff Foundation Grant, Huntington Beach, California

Solo Exhibitions

The Yearning, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Yet To Be: Hands/Feelers and The Infinite Library, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California

A Soft Grid, CANDICE MADEY, New York, New York

Carrier Bag of Fiction. CANDICE MADEY, New York, New York
Interlocking. Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Julia Haft-Candell: the infinite. Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Denim Chain on Trees. Installed at the Bowtie Project, in collaboration with Clockshop and California State Parks, Los Angeles, California
Double Knot. Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, California

Sculptures on the Roof. Rosslyn Studios, Los Angeles, California
Loops. Iko Iko, Los Angeles, California
Fast and Slow. Grand Central Art Center at California State University Fullerton

Terrains. ACME., Los Angeles, California

Flower Vessels by Julia Haft-Candell. Iko Iko, West Hollywood, California

Julia Haft-Candell at ACME. ACME., Los Angeles, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

Transcendental Arrangements, Miller ICA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
In That Far Corner, Timothy Hawkinson Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Dissolving Margins, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Hand that Forms a Mirror, Morán Morán, Los Angeles, California; curated by Anders Ruhwald
Summer DAYZ, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, New York; curated by Kahlil Robert Irving
SUMMER Nights, Canada, New York, New York; curated by Kahlil Robert Irving
The 77th Scripps Ceramics Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, California; curated by Ashwini Bhat

SeenUNseen. LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Alison Saar
Import/Export. Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft-Candell: Parts of Speech. Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas

Julia Haft-Candell/Suzan Frecon. Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Phantom LIM. Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
Melting Point. Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
Manifesto: A Modest Proposal. Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, California

Brightsiders. Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, California, curated by The Pit
The 8th Dimension. Interface Gallery, Oakland, California

No Rules, No Rules. Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York
Uncommon Ground. Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
A Marginal Tic. Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon

The Treachery of Images. Fine Art Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,Arkansas
Highland Park Museum of Ceramic Art. Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, California
Kill All Zombies. The Property, Los Angeles, California
Where the Sand Worm Slumbers. Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California

ArtWatch 2014. Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, California
Sculpting in Time. Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, California
Corporeal Impulse. Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, California

Farewell Ruins. Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
High Low. Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, California
Heroes. Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, California
Chockablock. University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach

Julia Haft-Candell and Ben Demott. Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, New York
Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors. Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
Out of Line. Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California Davis
Chiasmus: Zones of Political and Aesthetic Imagination. University Art Gallery, University of California Irvine

Mind Over Matter. Meulensteen Gallery, New York, New York
Works of Paper. ACME., Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art at ACME. ACME., Los Angeles, California
String Theory. Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California


Anna Katz, "Artists at Work: Julia Haft-Candell," East of Borneo, January 28, 2022

Ryan Waddoups, “Designer of the Day: Julia Haft-Candell,” Surface Magazine, October 21, 2021
Eli Mathis Cheatham, “Monuments to the Overlooked,” Matrons & Mistresses, October 14, 2021
Charity Coleman, “Julia Haft-Candell at Candice Madey,”Artforum, April, 2021
Kay Whitney, “Without Definitions: A Conversation With Julia Haft-Candell,” Sculpture  
Magazine, April 2, 2021
Julie Belcove, “Why California Has Become a Hotbed for Ceramic Art,” Robb Report, August 2021

Lindsay Preston Zappas, “Art in Isolation with Julia Haft-Candell,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 20

David Pagel, “At Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, sculpture and painting go hand in hand,” The Los Angeles Times, April 16, 2019
Jessica Simmons, “Julia Haft-Candell & Suzan Frecon at Parrasch Heijnen,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 16

Leah Ollman, “Ceramic art, once written of as mere craft, wins a brighter spotlight in the L.A. scene,” The Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2018
Tom Morris (ed), New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture, Frame Publishers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Kate Guadagnino, “Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, June 14, 2018

2017 Alexandra Pechman, “Julia Haft-Candell at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery,” Artforum, July 2017
Jennifer S. Li, “Julia Haft-Candell’s Black Clay Infinity Sculptures, On View in LA,” Sight Unseen, July 14, 2017
Leah Ollman, “In Julia Haft-Candell’s ‘infinite’ art, the possibilities are, well…” The Los Angeles Times, August 22, 2017
Mat Gleason, “Julia Haft-Candell Confounds the Innite at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery,” Huffington Post, August 5, 2017
Annabel Osberg, “Julia Haft-Candell,” Artillery Magazine, August 10, 2017
Casey Lesser, “These 20 Artists Are Shaping the Future of Ceramics,” Artsy, February 2017
Caitlin Confort, “Julia Haft-Candell’s Sculptures Inspired by Intuition,” Artzealous, January 2017

George Melrod, “Julia Haft-Candell,” Art Ltd., March 2016

Andrianna Campbell, “Kill All Zombies,” Artforum, November 2015

Allyson Unzicker, “Corporeal Impulse: Contemporary Artists Working in Clay,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2, 2014
Retha Oliver, “‘Corporeal Impulse’ at the Vincent Price Art Museum,” Glasstire, April 4, 2014

A. Moret, “Julia Haft-Candell: ‘Terrains’ at ACME,” Art Ltd., March 2013
Meredith Deliso, “Finding Beauty in the Imperfect at Inman Gallery,” The Houston Press, February 26, 2013

Leah Ollman, “The Happy Medium,” Art in America, December 2012
Juli Carson, “Across the Political/Poetic Divide,” CHIASMUS Zones of Political and Aesthetic Imagination Exhibition Essay, February 2012

Brooke Hodge, “Iko Iko Goes West,” The New York Times Style Magazine, August 11, 2011
David Pagel, “Art Review- Julia Haft-Candell at ACME,” Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2011