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Bio

Julie Weber is an artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Current exhibitions include a solo show re | process at The Alice Wilds (Milwaukee, WI) and group shows Lensless at Cressman Center for Visual Arts (Louisville, KY) and FotoFilmic18 at SF Camerawork (San Francisco, CA). Recent solo exhibitions include Dark Adaptation at Bert Green Fine Art (Chicago, IL) and Light Chronology at For The Thundercloud Generation (Chicago, IL). Weber’s work has been featured nationally in exhibitions at 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 in winter 2020, 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 currently teaches at Waubonsee Community College and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.


Work Statement

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.


Interviews

The COMP Magazine - Dec 2018
Voyage Chicago - Nov 2018
photo-eye - Sept 2018
LVL3 - Sept 2015