Justin Winkel is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist whose journey as an artist began while going through a difficult period in his life. Through painting he was able to express his emotions and process his grief from losing his father and grandmother within 8 months of each other. Art provided Justin with a sense of purpose once again. In 2015, just two years into his painting career, Justin opened his Art Studio and began his journey as a professional artist. Now Justin paints from a place of love and peace and creates works of art that are derived from his personal experiences.
Through a wide range of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, and mixed media, Justin explores the intricate nuances of grief and loss. His art serves as a cathartic expression, capturing the fragility and resilience of the human spirit in the face of profound sorrow. His pieces beckon the beholder to grasp the very essence of their encounter, urging a journey through the realms of emotions. With a keen eye for detail and a profound understanding of the human condition, he delves into the depths of emotional landscapes, unraveling complex layers of introspection and healing, all while aspiring to transport the audience to the ethereal origins of his inspiration, most often found in the heart of the natural worlds' poetic landscapes.
Whether it's the gentle sway of trees in the breeze, the ethereal hues of a sunset, or the delicate petals of a flower, nature's bountiful color offerings find their way into his art. By intertwining the themes of grief and nature, Justin creates a harmonious synergy that speaks to the inherent connections between human emotions and the natural world.
Justin's art has garnered recognition and acclaim in both local and international art circles. His exhibitions have provided solace, inspiration, and a sense of communion for those who have encountered his work. Through his artistic journey, Justin not only creates a profound impact on the art world but also invites others to embark on their own transformative exploration of grief, nature, and the human experience.
In summary, his work serves as a conduit for emotional healing, offering viewers a transformative experience that transcends traditional artistic boundaries.
Currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland
Justin Winkel, is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist from Baltimore, Maryland.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Bachelors of Arts in Business Technology Administration
Fells Point, Maryland
The location of Justin's studio and his permanent collection
2023 Group Exhibition, MAGENTA, Winkel Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2021 Solo Exhibition, The Mini Series, BONOBOS, Tysons Galleria, Mcclean, VA
2020 Solo Exhibition, The Mini Series, Baltimore, MD
2019 Solo Exhibition, Free State Justice Annual Jazz Brunch, Baltimore, MD
2018 Solo Exhibition, Winkel Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2017 Solo Exhibition, The Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA
2016 Solo Exhibition, Winkel Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2015 Solo Exhibition, STK Washington, D.C
2015 Opening of, Winkel Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2015 Solo Exhibition, Blushing Gypsy Boutique, Baltimore MD
2014 Solo Exhibition, Four Seasons Resort, Santa Fe
2013 Solo Exhibition, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Baltimore MD
2013 Solo Exhibition, Dream Hair Lounge, Towson MD
Businesses Commissioned Projects
Creative Print Group, Baltimore, MD
Lots of Dots Interior Design, Chapel Hill, NC
Dream Hair Lounge, Towson, MD
Studio FX, Baltimore, MD
Berman McAleer LLC, Timonium, MD
Genesis Healthcare, Catonsville, MD
Winkel, Justin. Abstracts of Color. Baltimore: Justin Winkel LLC, 2014. 89. Print
2022 Morgan Stanley Team Building Art Lesson, Baltimore, MD
2021 Keynote Speaker, UMBC Entrepreneur Speaker Series, Baltimore, MD
2017 Private Group Art Lessons, Winkel Gallery
2016 Private Art Lessons, Winkel Gallery
2015 Comcast Corporate Team Building Art Lesson, Fells Point, MD
2014 Guest Lecturer, University of North Carolina–Greensboro, NC
2013 Guest Lecturer, Frostburg State University, MD
2013 Guest Lecturer, Stevenson University, MD
2012 Guest Lecturer, Arbutus Middle School, MD