About

Julie Orser (b. Chicago) received her MFA in Studio Art from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA in Photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her videos, photography, and multi-channel installations have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Luckman Gallery (Los Angeles), Changing Role Gallery (Rome), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica), Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City), Il Magazzino d'Arte Moderna (Rome), Royal College of Art (London), Kunstraum Innsbruck (Austria), The Gallery Loop (Seoul), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, The Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Cheekwood Museum of Art (Nashville), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Saison Vidéo, PDX Film Festival, and Dallas Video Festival. Orser was awarded the 2010 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship for Emerging Artists, the 2014 and 2009 Investing in Artists grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the 2014 ARC grant. Julie is the co-founder of ART OFFICE for Film & Video and Associate Professor in the Creative Photography and Experimental Media Program at California State University, Fullerton. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Education
2005    MFA, Studio Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1999      BFA, Photography, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1997 – 1998      Film, Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR

Solo Exhibitions
2018      Captain Rooftop, JAUS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
2017      Captain Rooftop, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
2015      Always Green, Ever-Living, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2014      Madeleine, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010      Playback, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2008     Anna Moore, Changing Role Gallery, Rome, Italy
2007     Anna Moore, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              Anna Moore, Philip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018     Do Nothing Until You Hear From Me (Eileen Cowin) and New Narrators... (Julie Orser), Two Person Exhibition,
             Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2016     End(less), MRK Contemporary Video Art Festival, Museum Romeinse Katakomben, Valkenburg, Netherlands
2014     Hollywood Forever, Curated by Allie Carr, SIA Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom
2013     L.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast, Curated by Tim B. Wride, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
             Super 8, Curated by Christopher Grimes Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012     Echo of Echo, Curated by Shirley Tse and Marichris Ty, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
             Super 8, Curated by Christopher Grimes Gallery, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
             Project Electra, The Crypt, Bristol Biennial, Bristol, United Kingdom
             Super 8, Curated by Christopher Grimes Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Art, San Francisco, CA
2011      Doublespeak, Curated by Micol Hebron, UMOCA Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
             Super 8, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010     Seeing is Becoming, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
             Culture Shock: Video Interventions at the QET, Public Video Exhibition coinciding with Vancouver’s presentation of the
             2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
2009    Unusual Behavior, Curated by Heather Jeno Silva, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA
             Drama of the Gifted Child: The Five Year Plan, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
             feeling, Feelings, Compact/Space, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Here Once Again Where Art and Cinema Interact, The Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea
             Video as Video: Rewind To Form, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
             Akklimitizatsia (Acclimatization): New Work from Saint Petersburg & Los Angeles, C.A.G. Gallery, Saint Petersburg,
             Russia Calypso: Videoteque, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
2007    Multiple Vantage Points: Southern CA Women Artists, 1980–2006, Curated by Dextra Frankel,
             Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
             Works by Emerging Video Artists, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
             Notes from the Overpass: New Art from Los Angeles and Saint Petersburg, Galleriet G18, Helsinki, Finland
2006    Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures, Curated by Josh Siegel, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
              Contemporary, Curated by Maria Rosa Sossai, Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
              A Play on Action: 5 Los Angeles Artists Consider Feminism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
              Fair Exchange, Curated by Irene Tsatsos and Glenn Phillips, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
              At Home in the World, Curated by Elise Barclay, Armory Northwest/965, Pasadena, CA
              Action Adventure, CANADA, New York, NY
              VideoMixTape5, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
              Signal Channel: Contemporary Video Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
              11:59, Curated by Parker Jones, Compact/Space, Los Angles, CA

Selected Screenings
2017      55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Jury Award, Ann Arbor, MI
              44th Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens, OH
              19th Annual Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
              9th DTLA Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
              12th Annual Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
              Chicago Feminist Film Festival, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
              3rd Annual Femmes Video Art Festival, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA
2016      Screening, Open Sessions 7: Hibernating Plan, The Drawing Center, New York City, NY
              Femmes Video Art Festival, Curated by Micol Hebron, The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA
2015      All I could do is watchATLAS IN LA, Organized by Paul Pescador, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
              IntermissionTerry Chatkupt, Julie Orser, Marco Rios, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY
2014      16th Annual Maryland Film Festival, MD
2013      26th Annual Dallas VideoFest, Dallas, TX
2012      Souvenirs From Earth, Curated by Alec Crichton, Video Art Television Broadcast, France and Germany
              MoMA Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, MoMA, New York, NY
2011       Woman Represented, Curated by Akosua Adomoa Owusu, ARTLAB Film Forum, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
              Sight of Place: Landscape in Experimental Film and Video, Curated by David Burns, UCI Art Gallery, Irvine, CA
              Between Document & Fiction, Curated by José Carlos Teixeira, Maus Hábitos and Passos Manuel, Porto, Portugal
              Full Screen, Curated by CULTUREHALL, Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY
2010      Into the Great Wide Open: New Video from Los Angeles, The Woodmill Building, London
              34 Degrees North: A Selection of Artist Videos from Los Angeles, Curated by Paul Young, Art LA Contemporary,
              Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2009      11th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA
               The Company Presents, Video Screening at Acud Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
               Narration, Animation, Provocation: Video Screening Part 2, Curated by Kristi Lippire, Torrance Art Museum, CA
               Backyard Video Screening, Summer Series Curated by Kristi Lippire, Los Angeles, CA
               The Company Presents, Video Screening at The Sagamore Miami Beach, FL
               8th PDX Film Festival, Portland Documentary & eXperimental Film Festival, Portland, OR
2008      Running Time 24:00:00, Curated by Micol Hebron, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA
               Cinematic, or Moving Images Expanded: Artists' Film and Video Showcase, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
               Imitation of Life, Saison Vidéo Screening #32, Lille, France
2007      Stranger than Fiction-Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2006      FilmLichter 06, International Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany
               44thAnn Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
               19th Annual Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX
               5th PDX Film Festival, Peripheral Produce Invitational, Portland, OR
               Contemporary Film Series: Spark Video Program, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
               Spark Video, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY
               Stranger than Fiction, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
               The Visuals, Curated by Echotrope, University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE
               Film & Video from Portland Oregon, Curated by Claire Fowler, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London

Special Projects
2015      Black Dahlia Dinner, Art and Culinary Event, Los Angeles Eats Itself, WUHO Woodbury University, Hollywood, CA
              XX Redux: Revisiting a Feminist CollectiveMicol Hebron’s Gallery Tally Poster Project, Guggenheim Gallery,
              Chapman University, Orange, CA (organized by Micol Hebron)
2014      (en)Genderer (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project, Micol Hebron’s Collaborative Project, ForYourArt,
              Los Angeles, CA (organized by Micol Hebron)

Awards, Grants, Residencies
2017       Jury Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival
2014       ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation
               CCI Investing in Artist grant, Artistic Equipment & Tools
2012       Tokamak Residency Program 2012, Helsinki, Finland
2010       California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship for Emerging Artists
2009      CCI Investing in Artist grant, Artistic Innovation
2006      1st Place Peripheral Produce Invitational World Championship V, PDX Film Fest, Portland, OR
2004      California Institute of the Arts Scholarship, Valencia, CA
2003      The Herb Alpert Foundation Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1999       Stephen Swerling Award, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Artist Lectures
2018      Panel Discussion with Eileen Cowin and Britt Salvesen (LACMA), Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2016      Interview, Artist Julie Orser, Yale University Radio WYBCX, May 6
              Artist Lecture, New Genres, UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA, October 12
2015      Artist Lecture, Always Green, Ever-Living, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, October 8
              Interview, The Conversation: Contemporary Art Podcast by Michael Shaw, Episode#106: “The Crit” 5 students
              from Michael Asher's Post-Studio seminar, as portrayed in Chapter 2 of Seven Days in the Art World, 
May 16
2014      Artist Lecture, Madeleine, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, October 16
2013      Artist Lecture, LA Stories: Narrative Videos from the West Coast exhibition, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL,                          November 7
              Artist Lecture, Video and Film, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History, University of San Diego, September 26
2012      Panelist, Multiplicities in Dialogue: From Political Caucus to Engaged Community, Women's Caucus for Art, CAA, Los Angeles,                     CA, February 24
2010      Artist Lecture, Artists In Their Own Words, California State University, Long Beach, June 13
               Interview, Images in Time, Video, UCLA, Daily Bruin, Los Angeles, CA, August 28
               Interview, Interview with Julie Orser, video artist extraordinaire, GYST Radio, Los Angeles, CA, May 2
2009      Artist Gallery Talk, Unusual Behavior, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA, November 14
2008      Artist Lecture, MFA Program Visiting Artist Lectures, Otis College of Art and Design, CA, October 23
               Curatorial Lecture, The MOVING INDEX, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, October 6
               Artist Lecture, Broad Performance Space, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, April 24
               Artist Lecture, CAP, Community Arts Partnership, California Institute of the Arts, CA July 15
               Artist Lecture, Summer Institute, UCLA Department of Art, CA July 17
2007      Artist Lecture, Advanced New Genres, UCLA Department of Art, CA
               Artist Lecture, fem-in-art, UCLA Department of Art, CA
               Artist Gallery Talk, Multiple Vantage Points: Southern CA Women Artists, 1980-2006, Municipal Art Gallery,
               Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA, March 31
               Artist Gallery Talk, Anna Moore, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, January 31
2006      Artist Lecture, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, April 28
               Artist Panelist, A Play on Action: 5 Los Angeles Artists Consider Feminism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, hosted by
               The Fellows of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA, April 1
2005      Artist Lecture, Nomad & Residence, ART2102, Los Angeles, CA, May 21

Curatorial Projects
2008      troooz, ART OFFICE at Parkhaus in Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany
               Reality Testing, ART OFFICE & Slab at Parkhaus in Malkastenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany
               Reality Testing, ART OFFICE & Slab at LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA
2008      troooz, ART OFFICE at Show Cave Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
               Force of Nature, ART OFFICE in the Project Space, Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR
2006      Look, Win, Get It On, ART OFFICE at UCLA Department of Art, EDA, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography
2015      Los Angeles Eats Itself Turned the Entire Black Dahlia Murder into an Edible Art ExperienceLAWeekly, by Paul Teetor, April 15
2014     Julie Orser: Madeleineby Rebecca Sheehan, Exhibition Text: Madeleine, Luckman Gallery Los Angeles
             Julie Orser’s Cinematic FascinationKCET’s Artbound, by Alicia Eler, October
             Continuing and Recommended, September 2014 "Analog/Digital", ArtScene Magazine by Roberta Carasso, September
2013     At the Norton: ‘L.A. Stories’ is intriguing, mysterious video exhibitPalm Beach Post, by Larry Aydlette, November
             Norton show explores how video artists deal with narrative, Palm Beach Daily News, Arts Review, by Jan Sjostrom, November
             The Anti-HollywoodBoca Raton Magazine, Review, by John Thomason, November 13
2012     Interview, Julie Orser’s Big Bright WorldCSUF News, by Paula Selleck, October 2012
2011      Doublespeak, ARTPULSE Magazine, by Cara Despain, Reviews, December 2011
             Doublespeak, 15 bytes: Utah's Art Magazine, by Ehren Clark, November 2011 Edition
2009    On THE Radar: Seventeen Artists You Should Know About, THE Magazine, by Shana Nys Dambrot
             Review: Drama of the Gifted Child: The Five Year PlanX-TRA, by Micol Hebron, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 44 - 47
             America’s Absurdist Videos: Unusual Behavior Open at CAF, Santa Barbara Independent, by Elizabeth Schwyzer, November
             Off the Off Radar Art, Santa Barbara News Press, Arts Scene, by Josef Woodard, November
2008    Julie Orser, Roma, Changing Role, Exibart.com, by Helga Marsala, March 2008
             Julie Orser: Anna Moore, by Hahn Ho, Exhibition Catalogue: Here Once Again: Where the Art and Cinema Interact,
             Museum of Art Seoul National University, pgs 71, 82-83
             Julie Orser, Changing Role, Roma, ARTKEY Magazine, by Maria Leonardi, April
             Julie Orser: Mary Goes Round, Exhibition Catalogue: Imitation of Life, Saison Vidéo Lille France, p.55
2007    Julie OrserArtforum, Critics’ Picks, by Andrew Berardini, July 2007
             Julie Orser: “Anna Moore” at Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Art LTD., by Shana Nys Dambrot, September 2007, p.18
             Julie Orser: Occurrence At Lookout Rock, Exhibition Catalogue: Multiple Vantage Points: Southern CA Women Artists,
             1980-2006
, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park Los Angeles, pgs 66-67
2006    Contemporary, Roma, Magazzino d’Arte ModernaExibart.com, by Fabrizia Palomba, July
             Upside-Down and Backwards L.A. Artists go to the Fair, by Glenn Phillips, Exhibition Catalogue: Fair Exchange,
             Millard Sheets Gallery Pomona, pgs 51, 53-54

Public Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Academic Positions & Appointments
2012 – Present      Associate Professor, Creative Photography and Experimental Media Program in the Department of
                                Visual Arts, California State University Fullerton, CA
2012 – 2005          New Genres Lab Supervisor, UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012 – 2009          Lecturer in Art, Art Department, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2015      Juror for Annual Photography Exhibition, Chaffey College, CA
2014      Reviewer, Graduate Student Projects, UCLA Design Media Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2013      Reviewer, Fall MFA Graduate Student Exhibition, UCLA Design Media Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2013      Juror for Annual Juried Student Scholarships Exhibition, Chapman University, CA
2012      Lecturer in Media Studies, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
2011      Reviewer, Graduate Student Projects, UCLA Design Media Arts, Los Angeles, CA, March 9
2007     Lecturer, UCLA Department of Art, Summer Session, Los Angeles

Professional Activities
2006 – Present      Co-Director of ART OFFICE for Film & Video, Los Angeles, CA
2012      Director, Editor, Big Bright World, Music Video for the band Garbage, Big Pictures Music Co, Los Angeles, CA