Julia Forrest is a Brooklyn based artist.  She works strictly in film and prints in a darkroom she built within her apartment. Her own art has always been her top priority in life and in this digital world, she will continue to work with old processing. Anything can simply be done in photoshop, she prefers to take the camera, a tool of showing reality, and experiment with what she can do in front of the lens.

email: JForrest@artspaces.net

phone: 631.902.8705


2005-2009      Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
                         Bachelor of Photography, GPA- 3.64, Magnum Cum Laude, Presidents List, Deans List

Solo Exhibitions:

2016                 Unearth, The Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY

2014                 Illusion: New Work, The String Room Gallery, Aurora, NY
                         Downstreet Art, Gallery 151, NorthAdams, MA
                         Reflective Surfaces, Catskill Art Society, Catskill, NY
                         Modification, Chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY
                         Artist in Residence, NewHouse Gallery - Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY
                         Face it, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
                         Horizon, Art Attack!, Traveling art truck throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY
                         Horizon/Illusion, MIDOMA, New York, NY
                         Horizon, DEN l ART, Brooklyn, NY
                         Siblings, Sparrowtree, Brooklyn, NY
                         Illusion, chashama gallery, New York, NY
                         llusion, Beehive Salon, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions:
2016                 Accumulating Experience, Open Doors, Newark, NJ
                         Where is 11 O'clock?, Gallery Affero, Newark, NJ

2015                 Cartografia de la Creatividad, Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico
                         Intimate Forest, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                         Staff Exhibit, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
                         Rebuild, Restore, Renew, Cathedral Arts, Jersey City, NJ
                         Access Art, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                         Dreams Before Sleeping, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
                         Roots: Drawing Connections through Community, Brooklyn Infusion Center, Brooklyn, NY
                         The Preview POD, Shops at 145 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY
                         Girls, C.C.C.P. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                         Art from the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
                         GLAAD, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
                         RAWART, LittleField, Brooklyn, NY
                         The Evil Eye, Queens Art Center, Queens, NY
                         The New World, Gallery Bar, New York, NY
                         Faculty Show, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
                         Intersecting Identities, The Center, New York, NY
                         GLAAD, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
                         Curate NYC, Rush Gallery, Chelsea, NY
                         PSYCHOPOMP, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
                         Simulation: R.E.M, D'Mai Urban Spa, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Residencies:

2018                 Saltonstall Artist Residency, Ithaca, New York (May-June)
                         PIER-2 Artist in Residence, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Jan-Feb)
2017                 The Drake Art Center AIR, Kokkola, Finland (September)
                         Emerging Artist Program, Tofte Lake Center, Ely, MN (August)
                         Underground Paradise, Mexico City, Mexico (May-June)
2016                 Hurleyville Makers Lab AIR, Hurleyville, NY (September-October)
                         Bait Al Zubair International Artist Residency, Muscat, Oman (January-Feburary)
2015                 Drop, Forge, & Tool, Hudson, NY (October-December)
                         Catwalk Art Institute, Catskill, NY (September)
                         Agder Kunstsenter AIR, Kristiansand, Norway (February-March)
2014                 Salem Art Works Fellowship, Salem, NY (September-October)
                         ARNA Bird Lab AIR, Harlosa, Sweden, (May)
2013                 Snug Harbor Fellowship, Staten Island, NY (April-May)
                         Soaring Gardens AIR, Lacyville, PA (June)
                         Urban Glass Project AIR, Brooklyn, NY (October-December)


2018                 The Saltonstall Foundation Grant, Ithaca, New York
                         PIER-2 Artists Grant, PIER-2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2017                  Educators Grant, The Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland
                         Emerging Art Grant, funded by the Jerome Foundation, New York, NY
2016                 Bait Al Zubair Foundation, Muscat, Oman
2015                 Cultural Rucksack Project Funds, funded by Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand, Norway
2014                 Corning Glass Summer Workshop Scholarship, funded by Urban Glass AIR (Brooklyn), Corning, NY
2013                 Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship, funded by New York Community Trust, NY
                         The Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Soaring Gardens, PA

In the Collection of:

2016                 The Zubair Family, Muscat Oman
2015                 Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico
                         Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand, Norway
2014                 David McKee, McKee Gallery, New York, NY
2011                  Hotel 718, Brooklyn, NY


2017                 Osterbottens Tidning, Creating Illusions in Photography, printed newspaper: pages 16 to 17
2016                 Oman Observer: Weekender, Distant Reality in the Darkroom, pages 18-23
2013                 Musée Magazine, (https://drive.google.com/a/artspaces.net/file/d/0B4mpKHtXIhZ8UE9CSEtoSWRGODg/view)
                        Staten Island Advance, (https://drive.google.com/a/artspaces.net/file/d/0B4mpKHtXIhZ8Z0I0cDdEcVZXRDA/view)
2012                 Daylight Curfew, (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4mpKHtXIhZ8U2tKWU4zZldVT00/view?usp=sharing)

Video Documentation:

2016                 Her Darkroom: Documentary on artistic Process, Muscat, Oman (https://vimeo.com/156568933)
                         Toured the following film festivals:
                                     - Official Selection at the Sydney World Film Festival, Sydney, Australia (2016)
                                     - Reality Check: A Selection of Short Documentaries, London, England (2016)
                                     - Los Angeles CineFest, Los Angeles, California (2016)
2014                 Minute Moment with Julia Forrest: Interview by Salem Art Works, Salem,

Currently Working:
2010-present    BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Brooklyn NY
                         Teaching Artist (Phaedra Robinson/Education Director)
                         Photography Instructor (Dale Lewis/Director)