Julia Staples is a Philadelphia-based artist, organizer, and educator. Working with installation incorporating photography, sculpture, video, and performance, her work explores the intersection of self-help and spirituality. Staples has exhibited in and around Philadelphia as well as in Iceland, Spain, NYC, and LA; she has been awarded residencies at Kimmel Nelson Harding, Ox-Bow, The Vermont Studio Center, and Polli Talu in Estonia. In Philadelphia, she works as an adjunct professor and is the Member President at Vox Populi—an artist-run gallery. Staples holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BFA from Parsons School of Design.