We’re happy to welcome Julie Poitras Santos as our first 2016 guest in the residency program.
Julie is a visual artist and a poet. Her practice includes site-specific installations and ritual actions that intersect with language. Walking has been a consistent component in the work for quite some time, as well as the deep relationship between walking and writing.
Since 2011, her research has focused on traditional methods of rope making as a central metaphor for storytelling – navigating ideas of narrative creation and dissolution.
Julie Poitras Santos holds two MFAs, one in Visual Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000, and a second in Poetry from the Stonecoast Creative Writing program, 2013.
She currently teaches in the MFA Program at Maine College of Art, and lives in Portland, Maine.
Julie’s residency at BRUNAKRA is in part held in collaboration with ARTLAND. While in Sweden Julie will also visit to the 1700th century Ropewalk facility in Karlskrona in relation to her work with 1. Rope making, 2. Walking.