Julia Ciccarone was born in Melbourne in 1967. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts in 1988. Julia lived and worked in Italy as the recipient of the Verdaccio Studio awarded by the Visual Arts and Craft Board of the Australia Council. She also held residency at Arts Victoria in the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies. Since 1998, Julia has lectured in painting and drawing at the Western Institute of Technology and Monash University.
Julia has completed a number of commissioned portraits in recent years and she was awarded the Melbourne Savage Club 2007 Invitation Art Prize for Painting. In an exploration of her work through new media she co-wrote and produced a short film 67 directed by Kasimir Burgess, which was selected for the 2007 Melbourne International Film Festival.
Julia currently lives and works in Melbourne.