WAITING FOR A BREAK | JULIA CHRISTENSEN
A public art project for Cleveland by Julia Christensen. Tracks ice coverage on Lake Erie in real time.
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JULIA CHRISTENSEN is an artist and writer whose work explores systems of technology, consumerism, landscape, and memory. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery (NYC, NY), Eyebeam (NYC, NY), Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (Cleveland, OH), the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA), and 21C Museum/Hotel (Louisville, KY). Christensen is a fellow at the LACMA Art + Technology Lab (2017-2018), and a recent recipient of the Creative Capital Fellowship (Emerging Fields, 2013), MacDowell Fellowship (2015), the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2015), and the SPACES R + D Award (2017). She has been awarded artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Experimental Television Center.

Christensen is the author of Big Box Reuse, published by MIT Press. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, such as Print, OrionArchitect, and Cabinet magazines. She has spoken widely about her work at universities and art institutions, including Yale University, Columbia University, Machine Project, San Francisco Art Institute,  Carnegie Mellon University, Bard College, National Arts Club, and Idea Festival.

She is Associate Professor of Integrated Media Art in the Studio Art Department at Oberlin College, which is located exactly 11 miles south of the Lake Erie shore.

More info is available on the artist’s website: www.juliachristensen.com.

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