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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), Changing Role Gallery (Rome), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Il Magazzino d'Arte Moderna (Rome), Royal College of Art (London), Kunstraum Innsbruck (Austria), The Gallery Loop (Seoul), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), 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 is a recipient of the 2010 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship for Emerging Artists, and the 2014 and 2009 Investing in Artists grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Julie is the co-founder of ART OFFICE for Film & Video and Assistant Professor in the Creative Photography Program at California State University, Fullerton. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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
2014 Madeleine, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Playback, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Anna Moore, Changing Role Gallery, Rome, Itlay
2007 Anna Moore, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Anna Moore, Philip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014

Hollywood Forever, Curated by Allie Carr, SIA Gallery, Sheffield, United Kingdom

(en)Genderer (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally PosterProject, Micol Hebron’s Collaborative Project, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA
Analog Digtial 2014, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

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
We Can Pretend: Three Artists’ Takes on Hollywood Genre Film, Curated by Carrie Paterson, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
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

Storefront Video, Curated by Akosua Adomoa Owusu, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC
In Practice, UCLA's Department of Art Staff Biennial Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Super 8, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2010

Seeing is Becoming, Curated by Jay Jordan, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Culture Shock: Video Interventions at the QET, Curated by Stephanie Rebick, Public Video Exhibition coinciding with
Vancouver’s presentation of 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.

2009 Unusual Behavior, Curated by Heather Jeno Silva, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
Drama of the Gifted Child: The Five Year Plan, Curated by David Burns, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Related Work, UCLA's Department of Art Staff Biennial Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, University of California Los Angeles, CA
feeling, Feelings, Organized Meaghann McCrory and Ali Prosch, Compact/Space, Los Angeles, CA
Chris Jahncke, Julie Orser, Lisi Raskin, The Company, 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, CA
Works by Emerging Video Artists, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
Underground Cinemachine, Curated by Tom Leeser, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
Off Hours, UCLA's Department of Art Staff Biennial Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, University of California Los Angeles, CA
Notes from the Overpass: New Art from Los Angeles and Saint Petersburg, Galleriet G18, Helsinki, Finland
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
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, Curated by Bari Ziperstein, 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
2005 A Single Channel Video Show, Glendale Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Dis/Connect, South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA
GREATER LA MFA: A Student-To-Student Invitational Exhibit, Long Beach, CA
Shipping & Receiving: The CalArts MFA Thesis Show, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA
Supersonic: LA Design Center, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Screenings
2014 16th Annual Maryland Film Festival, MD
2013 26th Annual Dallas VideoFest, Dallas, TX

Narrative Space: Video Screening, Curated by OIMOA, Venice Arts, CA

2012 Souvenirs From Earth, Curated by Alec Crichton, TV Channel for Film & Video Art, France and Germany
MoMA Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, MoMA, New York, NY
31st Annual Black Maria Film Festival Tour
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, UCIrvine University Art Gallery, UCI, 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
Out of the Great Northwest, Curated by Stephen Slappe, The Horse Hostpital, London, England

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 #32, Tourcoing, France
Lust4LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA

2007 Summer Loving Series, Curated by Anat Ebgi, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Second Nature, Fette Gallery, Culver City, CA
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

2005 No Heroics Please, (collaboration w/ Jon Irving), REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
You Promise, (collaboration w/ Jon Irving), Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Awards/Grants/Residencies
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
Bibliography
2014

Continuing and Recommended, September 2014 "Analog/Digital", ArtScene Magazine by Roberta Carasso, September

2013 Norton show explores how video artists deal with narrative, Palm Beach Daily News, Arts Review, by Jan Sjostrom, November

The Anti-Hollywood, Boca Raton Magzine, Review, by John Thomason, November 13

2012

Interview, Julie Orser’s Big Bright World, CSUF 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
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 On THE Radar: Seventeen Artists You Should Know About, THE Magazine, by Shana Nys Dambrot

Review: Drama of the Gifted Child: The Five Year Plan, X-TRA, by Micol Hebron, Volume 12 Number 2 Winter 2009, 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
Chris Jahncke, Julie Orser, Lisi Raskin, THE Magazine, by Lia Trinka-Browner

2008

Julie Orser, Roma, Changing Role, Exibart.com, by Helga Marsala, March 2008

Julie Orser, Changing Role, Roma, ARTKEY Magazine, by Maria Leonardi, April 2008
Da Roma: Freaky Friday, dopo il giro delle gallerie, tutti a Trastevere, Exibart.com, March 2008
Personale di Julie Orser alla Changing Role, Culturalazio.it, by Isabella Indolfi, February 2008

2007 Julie Orser, Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, by Andrew Berardini, July 2007 (reproduction)

Julie Orser: “Anna Moore” at Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Art LTD., by Shana Nys Dambrot, September 2007, p.18
Off Hours New Wight Gallery UCLA, Artillery, by Kathryn Hargreaves, Nov./Dec. 2007 p. 39
Visual Arts, Portland Mercury, by Chas Bowie, Portland, OR, Arts Calendar, January 18, p.36

2006 World Piece, Pasadena Star-News, by Priscilla Fleming, December 8

Contemporary, Roma, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Exibart.com, by Fabrizia Palomba, July 2006
A Play on Action at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, ArtWeek, by Annie Buckley, June 2006, p.18
I-80 Cultural Exchange, City Weekly Omaha NE, by Michael Joe Krainak, May 3

2005

Where’s the Crazy, It’s college: ‘Greater LA MFA’ should be more insane, OC Weekly, by Rebecca Schoenkopf, Vol.10 No.52,

September 2005
2004

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2004, (collaboration w/ Jon Irving), The Wire, by Richard Henderson, Issue 248,

October 2004, p.80
2003

Visual Reviews, Portland Mercury, by Chas Bowie, Portland, OR, Visual Arts, April 10, p.35

Exhibition Catalogues
2011

Telephone, (collaboration with Jon Irving), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2008

Here Once Again Where Art and Cinema Interact, The Gallery Loop

Saison Vidéo #32, Lille and Tourcoing, France
2007 Multiple Vantage Points: Southern CA Women Artists, 1980-2006, Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Curated by Dextra Frankel,
Los Angeles, CA
2006

Fair Exchange, The Souvenir Catalog to the Exhibition at the 2006 L.A. County Fair, Curated by Irene Tsatsos & Glenn Phillips,

Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
Editorial, Filmlichter 06 International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany
Lectures/Participant
2013 Artist Lecture, LA Stories: Narrative Videos from the West Coast exhibition, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, November 7

Reviewer, Fall MFA Graduate Students Exhibition, UCLA Design Media Arts Program, Los Angeles, CA, October 18
Artist Lecture, Video and Film, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History, University of San Diego, September 26
Juror, Annual Juried Student Departmental Exhibition at Chapman University, April 29

2012 Panel Discussion, Multiplicities in Dialogue: From Political Caucus to Engaged Community, Women's Caucus for Art, CAA, Los Angeles, CA, February 24
2011 Artist Lecture, Artists In Their Own Words, California State University, Long Beach, June 13

Reviewer, Graduate Student Projects, Design Media Arts Program, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, March 9

2010 Artist Lecture, Art Mentor Program, Santa Monica College, CA, November 20
Artist Lecture, Broad Hall, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, October 26
Round Table Documentary Film Discussion, Documentary Production Class, CalArts, CA, April 1
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 Panel Discussion, 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 - 2010 The MOVING INDEX, ART OFFICE Online Film & Video Exhibition
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
2007 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
Academic Positions & Appointments
2012 – Present Assistant Professor, Creative Photography Program, California State University Fullerton, CA
2005 – 2012

New Genres Lab Supervisor, UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012 Lecturer in Media Studies, Introduction to Video, Spring Semester, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
2011 - 2012 Lecturer in Art, Introduction to Digital Imaging, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2010 Lecturer in Art, Introduction to Video, Fall Semester, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Lecturer in Art, Beginning Photography, Fall Semester, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Lecturer, Video Editing I, Otis College of Art and Design, Continuing Education Program, Los Angeles, CA
2009 - 2010 Lecturer in Art, Introduction to Video, Fall & Spring Semesters, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2009 Lecturer in Art, Further Works in Black and White Photography, Fall Semester, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Lecturer in Art, Digital Photography, January Term, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
2008 – 2009

Art & Film Instructor, “Life Matters” Outreach Project with Homeless Youth, Organized by the UCLA Nursing School,

CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) & Common Grounds
2007 Lecturer, Beginning New Genres, 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
Public Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA