Julia Clouser (b. 1992 Clearwater, Florida) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes photography, text, fabric, and video. She received her BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and is currently in her second year in the Mount Royal School of Multidisciplinary Art MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. Julia’s work has shown nationally, including the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Julia currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.
Julia questions how one can preserve something that is no longer there, or never was. By focusing on the area between the tangible and ethereal, her work investigates how the incomprehensible is understood by rendering the invisible visible. In her recent work, she appropriates 8mm family films by enlarging the space in-between the film’s sprocket holes, where the image bleeds out of the frame and exists in its own time. How we perceive or fail to perceive things in their natural context opens a space to experience the ungraspable. This is where the act of seeing begins—this is an attempt at remembering the once familiar.