Department of Drama 2016-17 Season

Julia Christensen is an artist and writer whose work explores systems of technology, consumerism, landscape, and memory. Her work has been in solo and group exhibitions at such venues as the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery (New York City), Eyebeam (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (Cleveland), and Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh). 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 won several book awards and received reviews and features in publications such as The New York TimesNew York MagazineBookforumThe New York Review of Books, and The Washington Post. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, such as PrintArchitectHyperallergic, and Cabinet magazines.

Christensen is a recipient of the Creative Capital Fellowship (Emerging Fields, 2013), MacDowell Fellowship (2015), the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2015), and commissions from Turbulence and New Radio/Performing Arts. She has been awarded artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center. Christensen received a B.A. in integrated art at Bard College, an M.F.A. in electronic music and recording media at Mills College, and an M.F.A. in integrated electronic arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is associate professor of integrated media in the studio art department at Oberlin College.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is presented by the School of Art. The lecture is free and open to the University community.