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Julie Weber is an artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Recent solo exhibitions include re | process at The Alice Wilds (Milwaukee, WI) and re | materialize at Seerveld Gallery (Palos Heights, IL). Weber’s work has been featured nationally in exhibitions at SF Camerawork (San Francisco, CA), Cressman Center for Visual Arts (Louisville, KY), photo-eye Gallery (Santa Fe, NM), Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA), Illinois State Museum (Lockport, IL), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), and internationally at The Polygon Gallery (North Vancouver, BC, Canada), Stour Space (London, UK), and The Reference (Seoul, South Korea). Her limited edition artist book, REMNANTS, was published by Skylark Editions (2017) and was selected by the Lucie Foundation for the Month of Photography Los Angeles Photo Book Exhibition (2018). Weber was a FotoFilmic shortlist photographer (2018) and an artist-in-residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition (2015). She received a BA from Dominican University (2006) and earned her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (2014). Weber has taught at Northern Illinois University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Dominican University, and currently teaches at Waubonsee Community College and Columbia College Chicago.
Julie Weber is a visual artist working conceptually within the framework of photography. Weber is interested in how images take form and materialize into physical objects. Predominantly cameraless, her work considers how materials can image themselves by depicting their own process. Through methodical application of color, tone, shape, layering, and repetition, material and process are pulled to the fore where they are inseparable from subject matter. Photography’s documental yet ephemeral nature, its simultaneous presence as both image and object, and its changeable relation to perceptibility are core tenets of her work. Weber’s practice does not seek to resolve these dualities but rather perpetuate their tension.