Julia Claire Wallace is a Houston based artist that works in a variety of media, including performance, video, social practice, spoken word, painting and writing. She has performed with and without permission in a variety of contexts, from art galleries to bars to grocery stores. She grew up in Houston, Texas and received her BFA in painting from the University of Houston in 2009 and is currently working towards her MA in Arts Leadership at the University of Houston. She served as a facilitator to Performance Art Lab, one of Houston’s most mischievous art collectives, and was one of the founding members of their guerilla flash dance project sexyATTACK. She is the creator and curator of Houston’s Performance Art Night, an event that strengthened the growing performance art scene in Houston. She is also a founder and former facilitator of Continuum, a social sculpture consisting of a group of performance artists joined in the aspiration to create a safe and encouraging space to grow through performance art. She was a co-director and co-curator of Lone Star Explosion 2014, Houston’s International Performance Art Biennale and is currently co-directing Experimental Action, a new Houston performance art festival coming in February of 2017. Her personal art is often a cathartic exploration of desire, the body, and personal experience. She happily lives in an old house filled with history, peeling paint and the laughter of her daughter Lily.