2012 MFA Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2002 BFA Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2001 Royale Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, Study Abroad


2019 Esther and Harvey Graitzer Memorial Prize, Photography Award 
2017 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Residency and Artist Award
2016 Percent for Art, Public Art Commission, Free Library of Philadelphia, install in 2017
2015 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
2014 Ox-Bow Artist Award
2014 Knight Artist Challenge Award with the Free Library of Philadelphia
2012 Tyler Alumni Award
2012 Tyler School of Art Graduate Fellowship/Assistantship
2011 Hey Hot Shot, Honorable Mention
2010-12 Tyler School of Art Graduate Fellowship/Assistantship
2009 Nordic Mobility Fellowship, Estonia
2009 Nordic Mobility Fellowship, Sweden
2008 American Scandinavian Foundation Fellow, Iceland
2003 Fulbright Fellow, Photography, Iceland
2002 Adobe Design Achievement Award, First place in Photography, exhibit at Guggenheim Museum, NY


Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 2017
Vermont Studio Center Fellow, 2015
Ox-Bow Residency Artist Fellow, 2014
Tallin Artist's Association Residency, 2009
Poli Talu Artist's Residency, Estonia, 2009


2018 Life Energy Sources. Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2018 You’ve got to be really pure, you can’t just make believe. Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Be Here Now, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
2016 Your Best Life Now, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Sign of A Nomaly, Tyler Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA


The Woodmere Museum, Woodmere Annual: 78th Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Eileen Neff

CruxSpace, One Minute Auras, Philadelphia, PA 

James A. Michener Art Museum, Polaris, Doylestown, PA

Biggs Museum, Biggs Shot, Dover, DE
Trestle Gallery, Introductions, Brooklyn, NY

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, New Eyes: Experimental Photography Today, Wilmington, DE
Vox Populi Gallery, With For and Against, Philadelphia, PA

Ice Box at The Crane, Due North, Philadelphia, PA

Tyler School of Art, Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
North Carolina Museum of Art, Art of the Auction, Raleigh, NC 
Napolean Gallery, Bigs and Littles, Philadelphia, PA

Workhouse Arts Center, With/Out, Lorton, VA.
Eponomy, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Amani Olu.
Parsons School of Design Gallery, Sub-Contracted, New York, NY
Temple Contemporary, Signs of A Nomaly, Philadelphia, PA
Power Plant Productions, BANG, Philadelphia, PA

Atrium Gallery Tyler, Graduate Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

La Casa Encendida, DiaDeLaMusica, Madrid, Spain
Fold Gallery, Volcano Show, Reykjavik, Iceland
Lost Horse Gallery, No Man's Land, Reykjavik, Iceland

Nordic House, Ipseity – Abeyance, Reykjavik, Iceland
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Two Person Show, Pittsburgh, PA
Lost Horse Gallery, Photography Group Show, Reykjavik, Iceland

Allens Lane Gallery, From the Sublime, Philadelphia, PA

Sedgwick Cultural Center, Landscapes, Philadelphia, PA
The Bank Gallery, Summer at Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Univ of the Arts Gallery, Astin Drepur (Love Kills), Reykjavik, Iceland 
New York Hall of Science, Digital 2004: Tomorrow, New York, NY
Agora Gallery, 2004 Soho-Chelsea Art Competition, New York, NY
Prater Rouse Gallery, The Nature of Reduction, Norfolk, VA

Univ of the Arts Gallery. Encore, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Bank Gallery, Perseeve. Los Angeles, CA

Vermont Arts Exchange, Landscape and Metaphor, Bennington, VT 
Sotheby's, A Midsummer's Night Dream, New York, NY

Vox Populi Artist Member (Since December 2014), serving as Exhibitions Chair and Member President (currently)
Adjunct Professor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Adjunct Professor, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Adjunct Professor, Delaware County Community College, PA
Adjunct Professor, PA College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
Teaching Artist, The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA
Executive Committee, Graduate Arts Committee, Tyler School of Art 2011-12
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Tyler School of Art, 2010-12

Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA - Artist Lecture
Kimmel Harding Nelson, Nebraska City, NE - Artist Lecture
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Listahaskoli, Iceland (Reykjavik Art University)
Iceland Music Export, Nordic House, Iceland

Fall Solos 2018 Catalog, Featured Artist, 2018
Steadfast Arte, Julia Staples Featured Artist, 3rd Print Issue, 2016
Aint Bad Magazine, "From Here On", May 2015.
Atlantica Magazine, “Ipseity – Abeyance”, February, 2008, Jonas Moody.
Morganbladid, “Rikir og fataekir a Islandi”, Aug 1, 2008, Einar Falur Ingolfsson.
Domino Magazine, “Modern Landscapes”, Sept. 2006: 66, Natasha Boas.
Pearl Necklace. “Julia Staples” Volume 2, Issue 1. Apr 2006.
Photo District News, "Adobe goes back to School", Aug, 2002. Golden, Reuel.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS, “We Went to Philly Part 1: Vox Populi”, Anthony Farley and Whitney Kimball. June 2016 (Link)
Two Coats of Paint, Recommended: “Introductions 2016”  at Trestle, Author Sharon Butler, January 2016 (Link)
Steadfast Arte, Julia Staples, Featured Artist. (Link)
Aint Bad Magazine, Julia Staples, September, 2014. (Link) 
PDN Photo of the Day, April 21, 2010. (Link)
PDN Photo of the Day, Almost American in Iceland, January 8, 2009, posted by Amber Terranova. (Link)
Iceland Review Online, “New Photo Exhibition at Lost Horse Gallery” Sept 13, 2008, Eyglo. (Link), “Julia Staples.” Adobe Education. 2004. (Link)

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