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

 

Education:
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
2013
                         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
2012
                         Horizon, Art Attack!, Traveling art truck throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY
                         Horizon/Illusion, MIDOMA, New York, NY
                         Horizon, DEN l ART, Brooklyn, NY
2010
                         Siblings, Sparrowtree, Brooklyn, NY
                         Illusion, chashama gallery, New York, NY
                         llusion, Beehive Salon, Brooklyn, NY


Group Exhibitions:
2015                 Cartografia de la Creatividad, Museo De Arte De Sinaloa, Culiacan, Mexico
2014
                         Intimate Forest, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013
                         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
2012
                         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
2011
                         The New World, Gallery Bar, New York, NY
                         Faculty Show, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
                         Intersecting Identities, The Center, New York, NY
2010
                         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:
2016                 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)


Grants:
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


Currently Working:
2010-present    BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Brooklyn NY
                         Teaching Artist (Phaedra Robinson/Education Director)
2013-present    LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, Bethlehem, PA
                         Photography Instructor (Michael Dodson/Program Director)
2014-present    USDAN FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS, Wheatly Heights, NY
                         Photography Instructor (Dale Lewis/Director)