Julie Ann Nagle explores the intimate relationship between ancestry, mortality, transcendent mediation through making, and humanities’ place among other species. She approaches the investigation of her subjects through all methods available, uniting empirical, analytic, emotional, and sentimental modes of inquiry. Through the combination of tools ranging from soil samples and archaeological excavation to oral tradition and storytelling, she captures her subjects to the fullest and richest possible extent. Nagle carves out complex spaces balancing objectively ordered scientific fact against the passions of lived experience, investigating both physical matter and the magnitudes of what matters.

After receiving her BFA at The Cooper Union School of Art she completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. This winter Nagle had a solo exhibition, “At Daybreak,” at McLanahan Gallery in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Penn State University, Altoona, PA. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at Abrons Art Center, New York, NY; Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the RISD Museum, Providence, RI; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; BRIC ArtsMedia, Brooklyn, NY; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY; among others. Additionally, she has been awarded over a dozen grants including a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and a National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives (NAKFI) grant subaward for her collaborative work with scientists. The many residencies she has participated in include the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Core Program, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Seven Below, Sculpture Space, Gallery Aferro, and Abrons Art Center. Nagle will participate as an Artist in Residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program this summer.