Julia Wallace is a performance artist living and working in Houston, Texas. Her art explores the sexual, the intimate, the spiritual, and the personal. She loves the beach. She has nightmares about the ocean.
She has performed with and without permission in a variety of contexts, from art galleries to bars to grocery stores and movie theaters. Her personal art is often a cathartic exploration of desire, the body, and personal experience.
“Apparition” is piece about becoming your own religion, embodying the miracle you would like to witness. When holding my baby and nursing her, it touches on the shame of the natural functions of my own body stemming from my religious background contrasting with a desire to embrace spirituality. It is about turning the flat images and mythology of religion into a current, tangible reality, therefore questioning their nature.