Julianna Foster
Senior Lecturer
MFA, The University of the Arts
BFA, University of North Carolina At Greensboro

Julianna Foster is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts. Foster has taught in various departments such as Media Arts, Foundation, Fine Arts, Continuing Education and Pre-college programs at the University since 2003. Classes include both lecture and studio courses, Photography I & II, Color Concepts, Contemporary Issues in Photography Seminar and Senior Photography Workshop, Fine Arts Seminar, 2D Design Principles and Time Motion. Foster has been a guest lecturer at Rowan University and Temple University and has sat on Fulbright and Graduate Thesis Committees at UArts. Foster received a BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts.

Foster has been an artist member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia since 2006, where she has had two solo exhibitions, In a Vale and From Morning On and participated in group exhibitions in London and NYC. In addition to her individual ventures, over the years she has collaborated with various artists on projects that include creating artist multiples, artist books and series of photographs. Most recently, Foster collaborated with artist and UArts Fine Arts Faculty member Lori Spencer on a multi media project, titled, Fair Ophelia that was funded by a Faculty Enrichment Grant from the University of the Arts and was exhibited in 2010. Foster also received a Faculty Professional Development Grant from the Pre-College Programs to attend classes at International Center for Photography. Exhibitions in Philadelphia include, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Painted Bride Art Center and Rosenwald Wolf Gallery. Other recent exhibitions, Bulk, Hanes Fine Art Center, Chapel Hill, NC; Landing Place, Manfesta 8, Murcia, Spain and X-Initiative, No Sale for Sale, A festival for Independents.

My most recent work includes a series of images that represent distinct narratives; which are informed for the most part by my interest in cinema and its relationship to photography. The selected work reflects an ongoing investigation into the ways that the photographic image can portray a psychological relationship between the characters in each image or series of images and of course between the viewer and the subject. By exploring how the individual image can transcend its own limits, and by association, provide the opportunity for a pictorial narrative to unfold I hope that each story forms something of a larger narrative that continues to reveal itself in a variety of forms, be it a photograph, book or video. All of which rely on the fundamentals of narrative to examine and comment on the human experience.

Julianna Foster Photography

Class Schedule, Fall 2014

T08:30AM - 11:20AMColloq.: Professional Practice
T04:00PM - 09:50PMCont. Issues in Photography
08:30AM - 11:20AM
08:30AM - 11:20AM
01:00PM - 03:50PM
Studio Practice

Contact Info

Office: Terra Building 1501D
Tel: 215-717-6300
Fax: 215-717-6304