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home anew: how nature and man have woven their boundaries together? These  images ultimately become the raw materials for Buteux's digital constructions and provided a meaningful way to convey what her vision  absorbs.


Buteux practiced architecture for twenty years before turning to photography full time.  Well-versed in computer-aided design, Buteux enthusiastically embraced digital photo editing techniques and their potential to wield complex magic. Current in-camera stabilizers have advanced her images to greater clarity but her love of constructing collages based upon form, light and scale remains.


Buteux is a graduate of Hamilton College, Columbia University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has three adult children and lives with her husband in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island-based photographer and digital artist Julia Averett Buteux celebrates the gift of poor vision through her abstract pieces. Intentionally blurring subjects to the extreme, Buteux began to appreciate that she was capturing the unseen: a magic that moves between us and our relationship with the world.

Can the interplay of light and everyday objects reveal a new story? What unseen forces support us in our joys, our fears and our faith? What legacy can a mother’s jewelry leave behind? Can views of the Earth show us our



Solo Exhibits


2020 -2022

Skyviews, Batavia Cafe, Summit, NJ


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


Selected Group Exhibits:


'Still Life', Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


'Contemporary Landscape', SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC

'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







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