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Rhode Island-based photographer and visual artist, Julia Averett Buteux, integrates the incongruous, bringing her poor vision to the art of photography. With less concern for hard, clean edges, she is able to adapt to a variety of photographic styles, both through camera techniques and post-processing.  Each of Buteux's projects, which focus on the planet and the conscious /unconscious human behavior on it, differs in scope as each viewpoint beckons its own language. Her work has been shown at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary and the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina among other venues. 

Buteux  practiced architecture for twenty years before turning to photography full time.  Well-versed in computer-aided design, she enthusiastically embraced digital photo editing techniques and their potential to wield complex magic. Although no longer in the construction industry, Buteux still considers herself a builder of things.

Buteux is a graduate of Hamilton College, Columbia University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology and lives in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.


Solo Exhibits:



​Skyviews, Batavia Cafe, Summit, NJ


'Skyviews', A-Space Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania


Selected Group Exhibits:


'One' NYC4P, New York, New York, Honorable Mention

'In-Between Worlds', Praxis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

'Time;, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

'Hold Up the Sky', Dallas Center for Photography, Dallas, TX  Promotional Materials

'Brillance', Art Fluent, Boston, MA

'Trees and Water', Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR


'Fourth Annual Juried Members Exhibit' Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI

'The Life of Color', Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN Honorable Mention

'Portrait' Southeastern Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

'Emotions'- Biafarin, Toronto, Ontario, CN

'Liquid Sky', Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

'The Still Life', Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


'Liquid Sky', Praxis Gallery,  Minneapolis, MN


'Spirits Among Us', New Hope Arts, New Hope NJ

'Annual Juried Show', Scugog Council for the Arts, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

'Works on Paper,', Long Beach Island Foundation, Long Beach, NJ

Off the Cost, The Shape of Content, Online during Quarantine

Yellowstone Art Auction 52, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT



'Winter Abstraction', Vancouver Arts Space, Vancouver, WA. People's Choice Award

'Love the Shore'  Belmar Arts Center, Belmar, NJ

'State of the Art', Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

'Member Show', The Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ

'Abstract Reality', Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY


'Angels', Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ. Presentation on Work Flow


'Patterns and Shadows,  New York Center for Photography, NY. Award

'Juried Show', The New Jersey Photography Forum, Watchung, NJ


'Winter', Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

'In the Details',  Atlantic Gallery, Professional Women Photographers, New York, NY. Catalog Cover

 'Polzo Particulars', Papermill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

'Spirits Among Us',Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ

 'Member Show', The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey,  Summit, NJ


'Selected Offerings', The Squirrel and the Bee, Millburn, NJ

'Member Show', The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

 'Polzo Particulars', The Visual Arts of New Jersey w/The Papermill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ


'Polzo Particulars', The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ


'Member Show', The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ


'Architects as Artists'  Clifton Art Center,  Clifton, NJ


Press & Awards:

2019     'Exhibitions', ICON Magazine, New Hope, NJ

2010     AIA Newark and Suburban Honorable Mention Built Residential, 2 Overlook Rd.

2008    'Well  Reasoned Renovation',  Design NJ, April




1997      Masters of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

1987      Masters of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY

1982      B.A. History, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY


Professional Associations:  

Professional Women Photographers

Professional Photographers of America

American Institute of Architects

Workshops with Rick Wright, Chip Forelli, Natan Dvir, Gayle Mahoney, Bryan Martello, Res & Aline Smithson

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