Julia is originally from Calgary Alberta but has lived across the country throughout her 12 years career in the Canadian Air Force. This three time decorated multi-disciplinary artist maintained a studio in the Rotary Centre for the Art from 2002 to 2012. Julia received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio) with Great Distinction at University of Lethbridge in 2001, and her Visual Communications (Design) with Honors from Medicine Hat College in 2000.
Julia Trops is an outspoken arts advocate: a Kelowna Museum Director for eight years, one of the original developers of the Okanagan Art Awards (as part of Arts Council), founder of Livessence Society for Figurative Artists and Models, founder of Studio 113 Cooperative in the Rotary Centre for the Arts as well as the highly popular Okanagan Erotic Art Show. Julia has written and published 8 books, one of which is the well-received Art & Money, all of which are in the National Library and Archives.
Julia's latest project was in 2015 initing artists and businesses, an the aboriginal and non aboriginal communities in the Suktemsqilxw West Kelowna Art Council. For the ten years she has proudly shown at Gallery Odin at Silver Start Mountain.