Julia Mordvinova Gilje
Julia Mordvinova Gilje (born 28.01.1978, Sarov) is a Russian born artist, living in Stavanger (NO) since 2003. She has a ME in Graphics and book illustration from Institute of design, applied arts and Humanities education, St. Petersburg, a professional grade as artist/art pedagogue in visual arts, as well as basic studies at Sarov Art School, (RU).
Throughout her career Gilje has exhibited a number of places, both in Norway and abroad. Her latest exhibition “Life as it is – that what is life” (2017), homage to her Russian background, made great revues.
Gilje has illustrated many books, and also works on a major book project called ” Myths and Heroes”, presenting Greek myths. Her myth books are all hand made, from writings and illustrations to the bindings, and bound in embossed leather. They are magnificent art works and great showpieces, and has been represented at multiple occasions, such as the Designer Bookbinding Contest in Oxford, Birmingham and London, at the 2016 Baltic Art Book Biennale, Sankt Petersburg, The «Nordic Bookbinding» in Helsinki, The National Library of Oslo, The Royal Library in Copenhagen and the XXXII International Exlibris Congress, Beijing, China.