Born in Manila, Philippines, Julio Jose Austria is a medium-based artist. His works are focused mainly on urbanity, journey and migration. He provides a visual portrayal of his most profound life experiences and narration based upon his observations and absorption of the environment he is in. His art merges abstraction and figures combined with symbols and other visual found elements and distinctive colors. Austria finished his bachelor’s degree in painting at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila Philippines. He is the recipient of the 2009 Asian Artist Fellowship Award at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont, Joan Mitchell Foundation grantee for the Ox-Bow School for the Arts in Saugatuck Michigan in 2010, and Ruth Katzman scholarship awardee by the Vytlacil campus of the Arts student League New York. He has exhibited his works around South East Asia, Europe and the America. He currently lives and works in New York City.