Julia Bradshaw is an artist, curator, and educator.
Born in Manchester England, Julia Bradshaw spent nine years living and working in Munich, Germany prior to moving to the US. These international moves and interest in inter-cultural communication form the basis for some of her photography or video-art projects. Other art projects are influenced by her social environment such as being a foreigner, reading, and being interested in all things photographic including the history and technology of photography. Her videos and photography have been exhibited in the United States, The Netherlands and Germany. Her artist book “Flying” is in the Getty Research Collection.
Julia Bradshaw is also a curator: for her latest curatorial project she assembled artworks and organised workshops on the topic of "Totality" in conjunction with the 2017 solar eclipse at Oregon State University. Other exhibitions included a suite of exhibitions in conjunction with a photography conference at five venues throughout Corvallis. She also curated an exhibition on the topic of Air Travel which exhibited in Fresno in September 2011.
Julia Bradshaw has had several reviews published in afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Criticism and has written over twenty articles for the online blog ArtShift San José. Her research essay on the photography in the Fresno Feminist Art Program was published in the spring 2011 issue of Exposure, The Journal of the Society for Photographic Education. Currently she is interested in the role of photography and the 'post-medium condition' as described by the theorist Rosalind Krauss.
Julia Bradshaw is Associate Professor of Art and New Media Communications in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University. She teaches history of photography, all levels of photography and video art classes.
Julia Bradshaw was on the board of the Society of Photographic Education West from 2009-2012 and was the co-chair of the SPE West region from 2009 – 2011. She was the chair of the SPE North West regional conference in Corvallis, Oregon (2017). In addition she was the co-chair for two SPE West regional conferences in Oakhurst (2010) and in San Diego (2011).
She received her MFA from San Jose State University in 2007.