Julia Claire Wallace is a houston based artist and organizer working in a variety of media, including social sculpture, performance, video, 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 her ma in arts leadership at the university of houston in 2018.
She served as a facilitator to elia arce's 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 the original curator of houston’s performance art night, an event that strengthens the growing performance art scene in houston. She was a founder and 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, an international performance art biennale and is currently directing experimental action, a community-centered houston performance art festival. She also performed in chicago's rapid pulse performance art festival and leipzig, germany's blauverschiebung performance art festival. Her personal art is often a cathartic exploration of connection, desire, the body, possibility and personal experience.
She happily lives in an old house filled with history, peeling paint and the laughter of her daughter Lily.