Julee Dickerson-Thompson


As an award-winning artist, Julee Dickerson-Thompson is known for her distinctive pen and ink illustrative style, airbrush paintings, and public art installations. Beginning with her residency at Zenith Gallery’s artist colony and subsequent participation in the inaugural exhibitions at the Evans-Tibbs Gallery and the Miya Gallery, Julee’s work is featured in exhibits and collections at galleries, museums, and “alternative spaces” throughout the United States.

Seeking to integrate influences from her travels and studies in West Africa, the Caribbean, the American South, and Paris, France, Julee experiments with mixed-media, soft sculptures, quilts, and doll-making. Often moving between fine art, illustrations, and literature, Julee is also an author, and one of her most recognized books is The Dance of the Rain Gods, published by Africa World Press. Regardless of the medium, her work often incorporate themes of Black feminism, peace promotion, inter-faith symbolism, and inter-generational relationships.

Julee Dickerson-Thompson is a native Washingtonian and life-long resident of the Brookland community. When she was a teenager, the Workshops for Careers in the Arts (now Duke Ellington School of the Arts) planted the seeds for a career as a multi-media artist and illustrator. Julee continued her art studies at Simmons College, the Massachusetts College of Art, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Corcoran College of Art.