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Ġulja Holland

Born in 1990, Malta and based between London and Malta

Gulja Holland is an emerging contemporary artist specializing in figurative painting. Her surrealist style inhabits the borders of drawing and painting and is influenced by an array of artists including Hieronymous Bosch, Francis Bacon and Helen Frankenthaler. Self-identity, environmental destruction and existentialism are recurring themes in her work. Her most recent series explores apocalyptic narratives through a reversal of scale of animals and humans to convey the ever-increasing instability of hierarchical order brought about by the arrival of the Anthropocene.






PADA Studios, Summer residency, Barrerio, Portugal, 2022
Royal College of Art, MA Painting, 2019-2021
Leeds Arts University, BA (Hons) Fine Arts, 2012 - 2015


Lives and works between London and Malta




Solo Show, A New Gothic

Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta, 

Possible Worlds, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta, 2023

EXH 10, Floorr Magazine, London, 2023

WOP5, Blue Shop Cottage, London, 2023

MARA, Bureau Iniala X Marie Gallery 5, Valletta, Malta, 2023

PADA 035, PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal, 2022

Living Residue, Omnu Creative Houses, Lisbon, Portugal, 2022

WOP 4, Blue Shop Cottage, London, 2022


Solo Show, When Your Voice Shakes
Studio 87, Valletta, Malta

Selected Exhibitions 

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