JULIA CHRISTENSEN is an artist and writer whose work explores systems of technology, consumerism, landscape, and history. Her work has been in solo and group exhibitions at venues such as Eyebeam (NYC, NY), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery (NYC, NY), Lincoln Center (NYC, NY), and 21C Museum (Louisville, KY). Her work has been exhibited internationally in France, Greece, Finland, Croatia, Serbia, and beyond. Christensen is the author of Big Box Reuse, published by MIT Press in 2008. Big Box Reuse reached critical acclaim, with reviews and features in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Bookforum, The New York Review of Books, and The Washington Post. Her writing has appeared in such publications as Print, Architect, and Cabinet magazines. She has been an invited guest on many radio shows featuring her artwork and the related social, environmental, and economic issues, such as All Things Considered, On Point with Tom Ashcroft, Q with Jian Ghomeshi, among others. She has spoken widely at a variety of venues including Yale University, Georgia Institute of Technology, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Oregon, National Arts Club, Idea Festival, and the Los Angeles Forum on Architecture and Urban Design. Christensen is a recent recipient of the Creative Capital Fellowship (Emerging Fields, 2013), MacDowell Fellowship (2015), and Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2015). She has been awarded artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center. Christensen received her BA in Integrated Art at Bard College, MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College, and MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is Associate Professor of Integrated Media in the Studio Art Department at Oberlin College.
For more information, visit her website, www.juliachristensen.com.