Born in the USSR and raised in the USA, Julie Filipenko had an unconventional childhood of constantly moving around until she finally settled in Israel. The experience of always being on the go, whilst also constantly being influenced by devouring classic literature of all nationalities, made her feel personally connected to every new culture she was exposed to. Hens the incorporation of the diverse symbolism in her work today. Intrigued by feminine energy, Julies’ work is inspired from the contrast between innocence and exposure to life around it. Focusing on fantasy driven images, and trying to capture the state of existing between dream and reality, her choice of technique is acrylic paintings and graphite drawings.