Julianna Foster is currently an assistant professor in the Photography program at the University of the Arts and has taught in various departments at UArts since 2003. Foster has been a guest lecturer at University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Rowan University and Temple University and has sat on Search committees, 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 had four solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in New Orleans, London, 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.
Solo exhibitions in Philadelphia in addition to Vox Populi Gallery include Philadelphia Art Alliance,
Painted Bride Art Center, Fleisher Art Memorial (2013 Wind Challenge recipient), Gravy Studio and Gallery and Black Oak House. Selected group exhibitions include University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Pennsylvania College of Art and Design/Lancaster, PA.; Front Gallery/New Orleans; Newspace Center for Photography/Portland, Oregon; Power Plant Gallery/ Durham, N.C.; Abington Art Center/Abington, PA; Grizzly Grizzly/Philadelphia, Main Line Art Center/Haverford, PA; and Seraphin Gallery/Philadelphia, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art/Winston-Salem, NC. Other projects include work in Conveyor Magazine, Proof Magazine photo essay, artist feature in Cleaver Magazine and photographs/essay in Good Game publication. She has also participated in international group exhibitions in England, Romania, Spain, Korea and Bulgaria, and has work featured in private collections across the country.
Foster was a 2014 artist in residence at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center and was selected as a 2016/2017 finalist at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia and the 2017/2018 Community Supported Artist Project organized by Grizzly Grizzly Gallery. Upcoming publications (Summer 2018) include work in Constructed: The Contemporary History of the Constructed Image in Photography since 1990 published by Routledge.