Lives & works in Portland, Oregon.
Julie Perini creates experimental and documentary videos/films, installations, and live events. Originally from Poughkeepie, NY, Julie has been exploring her immediate surroundings with cameras since age 15 when she discovered a VHS camcorder in her parent’s suburban home. Her work often explores the areas between fact and fiction, staged and improvised, personal and political. Her recent work is often made in response to or in collaboration with leftist social movements happening locally and globally. Julie's work has exhibited and screened internationally at such venues as the Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Artists' Television Access (San Francisco), Visible Evidence XX (Stockholm), The Horse Hospital (London), Cornell Cinema (Ithaca, NY), Microscope Gallery (New York City), among others. She has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, Signal Fire, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She has received grants and fellowships in support of her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, and The Precipice Fund.
Her writing has been published by A.K. Press, Incite! The Journal of Experimental Media and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts & Culture. She is a backcountry guide for Signal Fire, an organization that facilitiates opportunities for artists to engage with public lands and wild places. Her media production skills are largely self-taught, although after spending several years in the 1990s editing VHS tapes using two VCRs, she learned analog video production at PEGASYS Public Access TV in Ithaca, NY. She holds an MFA from the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study and a BS from Cornell University. Perini is an Associate Professor in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University. She is a member of the Portland State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
You might like to read Jesse Malmed's Interview with Julie Perini for Bad at Sports.
Julie Perini Resume (pdf)
You can follow more of what's going on my Vimeo page and my Instagram provides a lot of studio reports and documents a lot of what I'm taking in.
Photograph by Sarah Meadows