chair-mcbean1Julie Adler is a visual and performance artist who uses a multitude of mediums including painting and drawing, music (composition and voice), installation, and video. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts and Music (voice) from California Institute of the Arts and BFA from Cooper Union in New York. She also did a residency in Paris at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, in the atelier of Annette Messager and with additional guidance from Mona Hatoum. As a performance artist, Julie has created and performed numerous works which include: ‘Nothing Is Broken’, a portable mini-opera for two premiered at REDCAT, Of its W(h)OL(e)ynessInbedded’, and large-scale interdisciplinary theatre piece, Philomela, based upon the Greek myth (as told by Ovid in ‘Metamorphoses’). Projects have been presented Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, Side Street Projects, Armory Center for the Arts as well as Highways, Beyond Baroque and many other places.

She has also collaborated with other performing artists – musically scoring theatrical works to choreography, and participating in recitals, concerts and operas, from California to Australia. For a few years, Julie also co-produced (with multi-media artist Jacki Apple) ‘EARJAM’, a Los Angeles based new music festival that included most of LA’s experimental music community, and she created ‘Vocal Lounge’, a monthly music/vocal series as well. In addition to her performance practice, in the past few years, Julie has also been developing a body of paintings and drawings. She exhibited her 2D work for the first time in a group show, ‘Midnight Caesura’ curated by Eve Wood at Jaus Gallery (Los Angeles) and  then her paintings were featured in the June 2013 annual Fiction issue of VICE Magazine as well as at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects summer 2013 group exhibition .  She is a recipient of a Vermont Studio Center fellowship and most recently, she was artist-in-residence (printmaking) at Campbell Hall Episcopal School in Los Angeles.