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Julie Orser‘s work transforms filmic tropes into saturated studies that satirize and seduce. Her work in video and installation scrutinizes the visual and aural structure of Hollywood cinema examining female stereotypes, place, time and desire. Orser’s work deconstructs traditional narrative in favor of fragmentation, repetition, and absence to play on our narrative addictions and internal cinematic memory.
Orser (b. Chicago) received her MFA in Studio Art from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA in Photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Her videos, photography, and multi-channel installations have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Luckman Gallery (Los Angeles), Changing Role Gallery (Rome), New Britain Museum of American Art, Christopher Grimes Gallery (Santa Monica), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City), Il Magazzino d’Arte Moderna (Rome), Simon Preston Gallery (New York), Norton Museum of Art, Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica), Royal College of Art (London), Kunstraum Innsbruck (Austria), The Gallery Loop (Seoul), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, The Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Saison Vidéo, PDX Film Festival, and Dallas Video Festival.
Orser was awarded the 2010 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship for Emerging Artists, the 2014 and 2009 Investing in Artists grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the 2014 ARC grant.
Julie is the co-founder of ART OFFICE for Film & Video and Assistant Professor in the Creative Photography Program at California State University, Fullerton. She lives and works in Los Angeles.