Julianna Foster is currently an assistant professor in the School of Art, Photography Program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She received a BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2001) and an MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from the University of the Arts (2006).
Foster has taught in various departments at UArts, such as Photography
(formerly Media Arts), Foundation, Fine Arts, MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking and MFA in Studio Art, as well as the Continuing Education and Pre-College programs. Courses include both lecture and studio, Photography I & II, Color Concepts, Critical and Contemporary Issues in Photography Seminar, Senior Photography Workshop, Professional Practices, Fine Arts Seminar, 2D Design Principles, and Time Motion. In addition to the courses taught, she has served as a mentor in the graduate programs and graduate thesis committees.
As an artist, she has exhibited work nationally and internationally, in private collections across the country, and her photographs, essays, and interviews are included in many publications. The award-winning project, Geographical Lore is a selection of photographic work that considers ways in which the natural world can be represented. Combining photographic images of both the natural world and hand-made, assembled environments, a blend of the fabricated and the "real" image play with ideas of memory and representation. Foster has collaborated with various artists on projects that include creating artist multiples, artist books and series of photographs and videos.