Julia Trybala (b. 1992, Australia) centres her work on the complexity of human relationships, drawing inspiration from personal experiences, conversations with friends and family, and art historical references. With the practice of painting uniquely poised to interpret the body, Trybala uses this medium to capture both nurturing and grotesque characteristics of touch. Working with an application of texture and colour that can be hot and grubby or sometimes saccharine sweet, Trybala renders her figures within a lens of intimacy and tenderness.
Trybala holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT University (2016). She has been exhibiting regularly since 2015, with exhibitions held in Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, Perth, as well as internationally, in Singapore, France and Italy. She was a finalist in the 2021 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Award. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and internationally.