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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. Youngblood completed her 200 hour RYT training at Shrimath Yoga (Bihar School) near Bangalore, India and has received First and Second Degree attunement into Usui Reiki.
Youngblood has teaching experience as instructor of record for beginning watercolor and teaching assistant in numerous courses at the college level. She completed a 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!”. Caroline's "Scenes from Riverton, 1937"(2012), "Louisiana Oyster"(2015), and "Carrie Jo Eating Fried Chicken with Group Seated in front of Cotton Field" (2017) have been featured at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans as part of the "Louisiana Contemporary" exhibit. She has frequently been a participant in The Art Melt, a state-wide juried competition in Baton Rouge at The Louisiana State Museum.
Caroline’s solo exhibitons are a multi-sensory experience including a blend of Southern Art, Food, and, Music to reinforce the content of her work. She recently was awarded her second Artist Career Advancement Grant to fund, "Riverton, 1937: Part Two", a multi-media installation which premiered at the 2015 North Delta Food and Wine Festival (Monroe, Louisiana).