Julia Calabrese is a multidisciplinary artist who uses the tools of video and performance to create her visual language. Calabrese combines elements of performance art, dance, set design, theater and community engagement to make site specific artworks. She inhabits natural landscapes or constructs immersive environments to explore themes of human frailty, failure and the absurd. Calabrese’s work focuses on themes surrounding the human body and imaginative possibilities held within existing or constructed environments, unexpected settings and unfamiliar situations.
Calabrese grew up in the Washington D.C. area and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 2007. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.