Julia Vandepolder holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Guelph. She has won numerous awards including most recently the Ellen Langlands Memorial Award in the 2013 Insights Juried show, First Prize Award in the Juried Art Show at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia ( 2013), Honourable Mention Award in the 35th VAM Show at the Mississauga Art Gallery(2013) and First Prize at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery for War and Peace Juried Exhibition (2012). She was the recipient of a Visual Artist Emerging Grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2012. Vandepolder continues to exhibit at public and private galleries across Canada and her work is featured in both corporate and private collections.
Vandepolder is represented by the Telephone Booth Gallery in Toronto. She was born in 1986 in Guelph and currently maintains a full-time studio practice in Caledon Village at the Alton Mill Arts Centre.