Jules Giancola is a Toronto-based visual artist and graphic designer. She studied at York University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Education (BEd). She also has a Graphic Design for Print & Web certificate from Humber College. Jules has exhibited her work in galleries across Toronto including: Gallery 1313, Hashtag Gallery, Super Wonder Gallery, The Freedom Factory and the Blank Canvas Gallery. She has also curated and organized her own solo exhibition in the Special Projects Gallery at York University.
Her work explores the female form, femininity and the meditative process of art making itself. Her ink illustrations possess a graphic element, created through her use of pattern and form. When creating her illustrations, Jules uses India ink pens and works intuitively to create repetitive configurations in the design of her work. Her mainly monochromatic works allow the emphasis to be placed on visual structure and the precision involved in their creation.
Jules most recent work consists of shoe art, in which she creates ink drawings on white leather shoes. This new series has allowed her to expand her artwork to a new sculptural surface. When Jules takes shoe commissions, she collaborates with the wearer to make each pair a unique reflection of the individual. Similar to a tattoo sleeve, this form of wearable art is both meaningful and unique.