Julie Verhoeven Director
Julie Verhoeven is predominately known for her work as an artist and designer. Her interdisciplinary practice, defiantly refuses to apply easy rules of separation throughout the visual arts, from fashion illustration to installation to film.
Verhoeven’s formal training was in fashion and she has collaborated internationally with brands including Louis Vuitton, Versace, H&M, Mulberry, Jack Wills, Peter Jensen, M.A.C, Hogan & Melissa, as well as musicians Primal Scream, Graham Coxon and Fischerspooner. In 2002 Verhoeven headed her own fashion label, Gibo, with flagship stores in London and Milan.
Verhoeven has exhibited internationally since 2002, and most recently at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Hordaland Kunstcentre, Norway (with Jimmy Merris).
In 2011, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London acquired over 100 Verhoeven drawings for their prints and drawing archive, and in 2013 Verhoeven was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Collage of Art.
Verhoeven has been a visiting tutor on the Central Saint Martins MA fashion course since 1997.
Three monographs of her work are in print and most recently, a Verhoeven fanzine entitled ‘Gusset’ was published by the ICA, London.
In the summer of 2015, Verhoeven was the subject of a television documentary 'The Joy of the Art of Sex', aired on Sky Arts.