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February 9, 2006 to April 1, 2006

Julianna Foster: on my way back to you

Tracing the distinctions and similarities between text and image, every series of work by Julianna Foster involves a visual manifestation of the concepts of narrative and form. The narrative--built from a series of photographic images, handmade books, and videos--all relate to a larger master narrative. Each work, therefore, references the very structure of how meaning is generated through the relationship of word to representation and vice versa. Often the subjects of her series relate to the physical nature and content of a specific text as well as the original context from which it was written. Hidden meanings are revealed through the manipulation of the text, whether the text is obscured, referenced visually, or literally removed from page.

Foster received a BFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, and will receive an MFA in Book Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in 2006. She taught photography and digital imaging at several universities including the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, and The Katherine Gibbs School, Philadelphia. Foster has had solo exhibitions through InLiquid at the Bride, the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA; at the Exhibition Media Center, North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC; Whistling Women, Winston-Salem, NC; and the SEED Collective, Winston-Salem, NC. Group exhibitions have included: Artists' Books from Philadelphia and Timisoara, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA and Library Humanitas Joc Secund, Timisoara, Romania; Turning Pages, Whittier College, Whittier, CA; Viewpoint, InLiquid at the Bride, the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia; Passage, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Women in the Middle, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI; and Cleveland State University Second Biennial Photography and Digital Media, Cleveland, OH. Foster has been an Artist-In-Residence at The Silver Factory, Cleveland, OH and is currently a Graduate Fellow at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.