W ith intent to bring the ‘WOW’ to a space, Julie Conway utilizes glass to refract and reflect light, to create a transcendent moment and spark a sense of wonder. As the founder of Seattle-based studio Illuminata Art Glass Design, Julie and her team can work with you to create the extraordinary lighting experience for any space, including luxury hotels, airports, hospitals, bars, restaurants, award-winning homes and museum exhibitions.
Julie’s studio practice of 24+ years has yielded a collection of bespoke lighting elements and site-specific installation and received several international awards and recognitions. Modern design, custom interiors, public spaces, high ceilings, are all part of her process. She is OMWBE + ACDBE Certified.
Illuminata, an intentional design fabrication studio merging elegant blown glass forms and industrial elements produce patterns of light and shadow that is unique to Julie’s artistic expression. Art installation becomes functional design. The goal is transformation of space with light.
Contract Julie as your partner for large-scale projects worldwide. Her expertise in glass, lighting and suspension alongside her international languages and design awards make her the perfect asset to have on your team for international design lighting installations.
Julie conceives all site-specific original designs, and also executes their fabrication in the hotshop with her team. She and her engineers craft the bespoke suspension systems and blueprints for armatures, and integrates the technical electrical components seamlessly. She communicates and coordinates with teams of electricians, installers, architects, designers and clients to realize her artistic vision to her specifications.
Selected acknowledgements: The A’ Design Award 2023, LIT Awards (Light in Theory) 2018 & 2020, Gray Magazine Editor’s Pick 2020, Corning Museum of Glass GlassFest 2018, Glass Biennial Bellevue Arts Museum 2018, Venice Biennale 2018 exhibitor, Women in Lighting/ Light Collective arts nominee, 2022.
Select clients: Four Seasons Seattle, SeaTac International Airport/ Seattle Made Store, Google, Hilton, Marriott, Living Computers Museum, Embassy Suites, Din Tai Fung.