Assistant Professor, Photography

MFA, The University of the Arts
BFA, University of North Carolina At Greensboro

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Terra Hall 1501


Julianna Foster is currently an assistant professor in the Photography program at the University of the Arts. Foster has taught in various departments at UArts since 2003, such as Photography
(formerly Media Arts), Foundation, Fine Arts, MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking and MFA in Studio Art, as well as the Continuing Education and Pre-College programs. Courses include both lecture and studio, Photography I & II, Color Concepts, Critical and Contemporary Issues in Photography Seminar, Senior Photography Workshop, Professional Practices, Fine Arts Seminar, 2D Design Principles and Time Motion. Foster has been a guest lecturer at University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Rowan University and Temple University and has sat on Search committees; Provost, Fulbright and Graduate Thesis Committees at UArts. She received a BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2001) and an MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from the University of the Arts (2006).

Selected Solo exhibitions in Philadelphia in addition to Vox Populi Gallery include Philadelphia Art Alliance, Painted Bride Art Center, Fleisher Art Memorial (2013 Wind Challenge recipient), Gravy Studio
and Gallery and Black Oak House. Selected group exhibitions include The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Front Gallery/New Orleans; Newspace Center for Photography/Portland, OR; Power Plant Gallery/ Durham, NC; Abington Art Center/Abington, PA; Main Line Art Center/Haverford, PA; and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art/Winston-Salem, NC. Other projects/publications include work in Conveyor magazine, Proof magazine, Cleaver magazine, Good Game magazine, international group exhibitions in England, Romania, Spain, Korea and Bulgaria. Foster’s work is featured in private collections across the country and she has collaborated with various artists on projects that include creating artist multiples, artist books and series of photographs and videos.

Foster was a 2014 artist in residence at the Philadelphia Photo Art, 2016/2017 finalist at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, 2017/2018 Community Supported Artist, a project organized by Grizzly Grizzly Gallery. Upcoming publications (Summer 2018) include work in Constructed: The Contemporary History of the Constructed Image in Photography since 1990 published by Routledge.