INTERACTIVE MURALS FOR KIDS, ADULTS, EVENTS, FOR EVERYONE.
IT ALL STARTS WITH 300+ WATER BALLOONS FILLED WITH PAINT...
Proudly representing her Oregon roots here in Portland, Oregon, Ursula graduated in 2010 with a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She then created a series of large paintings inspired by her rainy bike commutes over the many bridges of Portland. This series was the beginning of her fascination with weather, architectural landscapes, and bridges.
In 2011 she founded Jailhouse Studios, a female run creative work space and gallery named after the history of the building, which was erected in 1905 for the Southeast Portland Police. This same year was the beginning of her mural career.
Finding joy in the physicality of large-scale painting, she began to paint any walls and odd spaces she could find. This inspiration from her environment created an obsession with travel early in Ursula’s career. She lived in South America, traveled all 50 states, visited architecture in Europe and was awarded a mural grant to live in Mexico in 2016. Travel has become and will continue to be the backbone of her process.
In recent years, Ursula has also grown to work and collaborate with talented local designers, manufacturers and small businesses, expanding her UB product line illustrating urban landscapes and creating accessible and sustainable products. In December 2018, this ongoing collaboration helped Ursula transform Jailhouse Studios into Jailbreak Studios, an art studio, gallery, resource center and storefront promoting locally made unique objects, handmade jewelry, home goods and apparel created by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and female emerging artists. Through Jailbreak Studios, Ursula continues to push freedom of thought and creativity with the collaboration and support of other creatives.
To learn more about how Ursula started out, check out the article in the 1859 Oregon Magazine from November 1st, 2015.
Of Ink and Accidents Written by Lee Disanti, Photos by Joni Kabana.
Banh Chanh 2021
Portland Trailblazers 2020
Lucky Foods 2020
Rogue Brewery 2020
Walter Scott Wines 2020
Britt Festival Artist Residency 2019
Riera Gallery Havana, Cuba 2019
Capitol One Cafe 2018
Sammich + Pastrami Zombie 2018
Crema Bakery & Cafe 2018
Vitalize Portland (2 Locations) 2017 & 2018
Fidelity National Title Co.
(Portland and Vancouver locations) 2014 & 2018
Travel Portland Headquarters 2017
Tech Fest Northwest 12-Wall Interactive
and Movable Mural 2017
Portland Night Market Installation 2016
Cabo Surf Camp Cabo, Mexico 2016
NextGen/Nevada University 2016
Portlandia Seasons 4 & 5
Guerrilla Development 2016
Pacific Green Dispensary 2015
HOPE Gallery Austin, Texas 2014
Leanne NYC, Window Display 2014
PDX Strength 2014
Daily Cafe 2013
Avnera 2013 & 2018
Racion Lounge and Restaurant 2013
MTV Real World Portland 2012
Jailbreak Gallery Solo Show, 2017-2019
Curator's Choice Award CAP Art Auction, April 2017
Chair Affair Art Auction, April 2016
Happy City Animation Exhibit, September 2016
Jupiter Hotel Solo Show, August 2015
ICON 8 Roadshow Exhibitor, July 2014
Revolution Design House Boxcar Artist Series 1 & 2, 2014
Denis Flippin Gallery Solo Show, April 2013 denver
Sitka Art Invitational, March 2012, 2014
Cascade AIDS Project Annual Art Auction, January 2012-2014
Montgomery Park Solo Show, March 2011
OHSU Solo Show, February 2011
Caplan Gallery, January 2011
Voorhees Life Drawing Top Collection, March 2008
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