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March 19 - May 7, 2017
Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art
Julia Franklin received her BFA in sculpture and printmaking from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She earned her MFA in sculpture and ceramics from Texas Christian University and worked in community outreach at the Dallas Museum of Art. In 2001, Julia moved from the DFW metroplex to rural southern Iowa to begin teaching art at Graceland University. She is now a Professor of Art and won the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.
Julia has exhibited work in over 70 shows in the region and nationally. Her early work focused on worn shoes which led to interests in found objects. Walks with her young daughter and a month long residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2012 helped connect hikes in nature with the discovery of discarded objects. Questions of what marks we make and what we leave behind guide Julia's art making.