About Current Residents

Julia Oldham
Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency
2024

Julia Oldham (b. 1979, Frederick, MD) is an artist living and working in Eugene, OR and New York City. Using a range of media, from animation to graphic storytelling, she gives voice to the animals, ecosystems and scientific phenomena all around us. Her narrative works explore the complex relationships between nature and technology, humans and animals, and science and creativity. Oldham’s work has been screened/exhibited at institutions across the country, including the Queens Museum, Queens, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY; the Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.

Dendrostalkers Video installation at the Center for Contemporary Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art Image courtesy Hannah Bakken Morris 2023
Dendrostalkers Video installation at the Center for Contemporary Art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art Image courtesy Hannah Bakken Morris 2023
Laika's Lullaby Animated Video (still image) 6:20 2015
The Observatory (with Chad Stayrook) Installation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY Image courtesy Etienne Frossard 2020 The Observatory was funded in part by Smack Mellon, the Oregon Arts Commision and the Ford Family Foundation.
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