Julianna Foster is currently (2015-2016) a visiting assistant professor in the Photography program at the University of the Arts. Foster has taught in various departments at UArts since 2003, 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. Foster has been a guest lecturer at Rowan University and Temple University and has sat on Fulbright and Graduate Thesis Committees at UArts. 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 was an artist member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia from 2006 to 2013, where she has had four solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in New Orleans, London and New York City. In addition to her individual ventures, over the years she has collaborated with various artists on projects that include creating artist multiples, artist books and series of photographs and videos. Foster was awarded Faculty Enrichment Grants from UArts in 2010, 2012 and 2013, and also received a Faculty Professional Development Grant from the Pre-College Programs to attend classes at International Center for Photography in NYC.
Solo exhibitions in Philadelphia include Philadelphia Art Alliance, Painted Bride Art Center, Fleisher Art Memorial (2013 Wind Challenge recipient), and Gravy Studio and Gallery. Selected group exhibitions: Pennsylvania College of Art and Design/Lancaster, Pa.; Front Gallery/New Orleans; Newspace Center for Photography/Portland, Ore.; Power Plant Gallery/ Durham, N.C.; Abington Art Center/Abington, Pa.; and Grizzly Grizzly/Philadelphia. Other projects include work in Conveyor Magazine (Dark Matter Issue December 2012), Proof Magazine (Kirkwood Photo Essay and article Spring 2013), and essay and artist feature in Cleaver Magazine (Winter 2014). Foster was a 2014 artist in residence at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center and was selected as a 2015/2016 finalist at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. She has also participated in international group exhibitions in England, Romania, Spain and most recently Korea and Bulgaria, and has work featured in private collections across the country.