BA, 1993, Vassar College; MA, 1995, Northwestern University; MFA, 2000, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle; Lux, London; Hedah Center of Contemporary Art, Maastricht; inSITE Biennial, San Diego–Tijuana; Biennale Bandits-Mages, Bourges; MIX: New York Queer Experimental Film Festival; Millennium Film Workshop, NY. Publications: Journal of Visual Culture; The Moving Image; The Encyclopedia Project. Awards: Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. 

Personal Statement

Julia Zay's work folds space into paper and paper into space, and casts impossible objects and buildings to be held in the palm of your hand, using digital, alternative and historical photographic processes, printmaking, and sculpture. Her writing on screen tests, duration and attention in documentary film, and experimental film and the archive has appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture and The Moving Image, and her films have screened nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Olympia, Washington.


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