Julia Caroline Youngblood grew up surrounded by cotton fields on Breston Plantation, located in Riverton, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting, graduating Magna cum Laude. Youngblood pursued graduate work at Syracuse University, New York, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. In July 2015, Youngblood completed her 200 hour RYT training at Shrimath Yoga (Bihar School) near Bangalore, India.
She enjoys sharing her talents doing volunteer work at arts organizations. Youngblood has teaching experience as instructor of record for beginning watercolor and teaching assistant in numerous courses at the college level. Her work has been included in a multitude of statewide juried and solo exhibitions, including the “Louisiana Contemporary” at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and The Art Melt in Baton Rouge. She completed a three-month residency at Centre d’Art, Marnay sur Seine, France (CAMAC), funded by an Artist’s Career Advancement Grant awarded by Louisiana Division of the Arts.
Most recently, her work was featured in the LPB’s “North Delta Ramble” and “ArtRocks!” and one of Caroline’s “Louisiana Oysters” was featured at The Ogden Museum of Art in New Orleans as part of the 2015 “Louisiana Contemporary” exhibition.
Caroline’s solo exhibitions are a multi-sensory experience including a blend of Louisiana Art, Food, and Music to reinforce the content of her work. She recently was awarded her second Artist Career Advancement Grant to fund a new body of work, “Riverton, 1937: Part Two” which premiered at the 2015 North Delta Food and Wine Festival (Monroe, Louisiana).