Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Julia Christensen

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Oberlin, OH
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

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 (New York), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery (New York), Lincoln Center (New York), and 21C Museum (Louisville, KY). Her work has been exhibited internationally in France, Greece, Croatia, Finland, Serbia, and beyond.

Christensen is the author of Big Box Reuse, published by MIT Press in 2008 to 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.

Christensen is the recent recipient of a Creative Capital grant (Emerging Fields, 2013), MacDowell Fellowship (2015), Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2015), and residencies at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, and MacDowell. She is associate professor of integrated media in the Studio Art Department at Oberlin College.



Julia Christensen worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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