Designer, artist, writer, educator, based in Richmond, VA.

julia dann is a designer, writer, artist, and educator living in richmond, va. their work and research are situated in somatic interpretations of body memory and the production/reproduction of language via sculpture, performance, audio, and online installations. they’ve both shown in and curated exhibitions related to light, ritual, and cycles of life, death, and rot.

they are currently an Adjunct Professor in the Graphic Design department at Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as a freelance designer, focusing mostly on collaborative web-based work that forefronts data accessibility, as well as small-scale publishing initiatives. 


Virginia Commonwealth University
MFA, Graphic Design, Visual Communications

The College of Wooster
BA, Sociology

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design
VCUarts Graphic Design Department
Richmond, VA 2020-present

Programs Coordinator, Objects + Methods Lecture Series
VCUarts Graphic Design Department
Richmond, VA 2019-2020

Senior Account Manager
Workhorse, Washington, DC

Studio Manager
Mapos, New York, NY

Assistant Director, DC Urban Arts Academy
Words Beats & Life, Washington, DC


VCUarts MFA Thesis Funding, 2021

VCUarts Graduate Teaching Assistantship (fully funded), 2019-2021

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities Fellowship, 2020


((oa—ao)), 2021 (curatorial)
Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

yours truly, 2021
822 Broad, Richmond, VA, 2021

I’ll Be The Most Real Thing in Your World, 2020
Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

Simple Livin, 2019
Byrd Park Pump House, Richmond, VA


The Life and Death of an Internet Onion, 2021