Visiting Artist in Residence, Studio Arts
Primary Academic Program: Studio Arts
Biography:Julia Weist is a visual artist whose work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Jewish Museum, MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (acquisition in progress) among others. Her work explores how the process of record-keeping reveals social truths around shared systems of knowledge and power. Recent exhibitions include Governing Body, Rachel Uffner Gallery, which focused on the relationship between artists and government; ARCA, in collaboration with Cuban artist Nestor Siré, at galleries in Havana and New York; and Parbunkells, 83 Pitt Street, New York. Public artworks include Campaign (Times Square) and Public Record, both in New York City; and View-Through, Miami. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at venues throughout the United States and internationally, including New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Madrid, Taiwan, St. Louis, Antwerp, and Chicago. Commissions, grants, and residencies from Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Ox-Bow; City of New York Department of Records and Information Services; New York State Council on the Arts/Wave Farm; Jerome Foundation Fellowship at the Queens Museum; and many others. Weist’s writing has appeared in publications such as Triple Canopy, Frieze, Rhizome, Art in America, BOMB, and the artist book Sexy Librarian: A Novel, Critical Edition. She and her work have been the subject of articles in, among others, Artnet (“Artist Julia Weist Is Protesting the R Rating of Her New Film by Advertising the Project on a Times Square Billboard”); Document Journal (“Julia Weist’s Governing Body Questions What We Deem Indecent in the Scope of Mainstream Cinema”); Hyperallergic (“Julia Weist’s Public Record Probes the Impact of Artists on Cities”); Art in America (“Julia Weist Transforms New York City’s Archival Records into Artworks That Live in Digital Public Space”); and the New York Times (“Artists as ‘Creative Problem-Solvers’ at City Agencies”). She previously taught at Pratt Institute, and has served as MFA studio adviser at the Maine College of Art & Design. Weist also served as board member of Shandaken Projects from 2012 to 2021.
BFA, Cooper Union School of Art; MLIS, Pratt Institute. At Bard: Spring 2023.