Julie Ann Nagle explores the intimate relationship between ancestry, mortality, transcendent mediation through making, and the expansiveness of the universe through delicately balanced sculptures. 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.

After receiving her BFA at The Cooper Union School of Art she completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. 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 and Yaddo.  Additionally, she has been awarded a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and is a National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives (NAKFI) grant subawardee. She has exhibited at Abrons Art Center, New York, NY; Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; BRIC ArtsMedia, Brooklyn, NY; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City; among others.