A waist-up black-and-white headshot of Julianna Foster.

MFA '06 (Book Arts & Printmaking)

Photography (BFA)

Julianna Foster is an assistant professor in the Photography program at University of the Arts. 


Julianna Foster earned a BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001 and an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from University of the Arts in 2006. Foster has been included in numerous exhibits and publications (see below) and is a self-published author of the book lone hunter


  • Foster’s work and two interviews with photographers were featured in the publication Constructed: The Contemporary History of the Constructed Image in Photography Since 1990, published by Routledge. 

  • Selected exhibitions include GESTE Paris’ The Truth in Disguise in Paris, France during Paris Photo, an annual art fair, and group exhibitions at Filter Photo in Chicago and Medium Photo in San Diego (2019/2020). 

  • Other projects and publications include work in magazines such as Conveyor, Cleaver, Good Game, Proof, and Shots Magazine, a quarterly journal of black and white photography. 

  • She has exhibited work nationally and internationally and is included in private collections across the country.

  •  Foster has collaborated with various artists on projects that include creating artist multiples, artist books, and series of photographs and video. 

  • Foster is represented by gallery Paristexasla, a contemporary art space in Los Angeles.


Visit Julianna Foster’s website.

Awards & Accolades

Foster has been recognized numerous times, including as

  • an artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center; 

  • a finalist at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia;

  • a Community Supported Artist, a project organized by Grizzly Grizzly Gallery in Philadelphia; and 

  • a 2020 CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) finalist for her project Geographical Lore.

Photo by German Ayala Vazquez BFA ’20 (Photography)

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