Julia Paull, Associate Professor of Teaching, is a Los Angeles artist working in photography, drawing and writing whose work explores metaphysics and man’s impact on nature.
Paull is a grant recipient of a USC Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative, Documenting the Breeding of Endangered Species (Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, and California)as well as a Durfee Foundation grant recipient for Project 21, a Pictorial History of Kagel Canyon, CA. She is the 2018 Artist in Residence at the Theodore Payne Foundation, where she produced a body of still life photographs based on researching plants that function as crucial habitat for at risk butterflies. Paull is a former resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute International Water Rights Residency, New Mexico, and a 2018 resident of The Hambidge Center, GA. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Perfect MasonTheodore Payne Foundation, Shadow Hills, CA, Double Life, Corridor 2122, Fresno, CA, The Sum of the Sun, Calame Studios Presents, Los Angeles, CA, Drawn in Nature, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, In Harm’s Way, Central Booking, NYC, and On the Distant Horizon, BLAM Projects Los Angeles. As a gardener Paull grew Site #28 for the seed initiative Wildflowering LA spearheaded by Fritz Haag in partnership with the Theodore Payne Foundation. She received a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.