Juliana Capes was born in Grimsby in 1974, growing up in coastal Lincolnshire. She has been based in Edinburgh for the last 23 years and lives in Portobello with her husband and children. She is a award winning multidisciplinary visual artist who has exhibited most recently at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy and Edinburgh Art Festival. Her diverse artworks often use the vocabulary of natural phenomena to ask questions about the processes of feeling, seeing and believing. She is interested in beauty and her work strives to achieve it.
She is also passionate about access to the arts and concurrently works in creative learning in galleries and community contexts. In particular over the last 15 years she has worked extensively with a Visually Impaired audience, notably as lead artist on the National Gallery of Scotland’s Visual Impairment programme.