Julia Kirchmer is a curator, a writer, a product photographer, and an interdisciplinary artist based out of NYC and Southern New Hampshire/Maine.
As Program Director for Gallery 263 (Cambridge, MA) between 2013 and 2017, Julia collaborated with hundreds of emerging and established artists from across the country, organizations, businesses and schools towards over 40 exhibitions. Concurrently, she managed marketing and customer relations for an independent, global fair-trade boutique called Nomad (Cambridge, MA).
Previously, she worked as the Alumni Exhibitions Manager and Assistant to the Director of Program Development at Lesley University. Additional gallery experience includes Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY, and FLAGArt Foundation in Manhattan. Julia has apprenticed for artists Ben Sloat (Boston, interdisciplinary media) and Elizabeth Solaka (NYC, photography).
Julia holds a BFA in Art History and Fine Art with a minor in Arts Management from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She graduated Salutatorian with awards in 2013. She was selected to present her thesis, "New Genre Public Art Today; Ai WeiWei", in the 5th Undergraduate Art History Symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Also in Spring 2013, she mounted a two-person exhibition of her artwork at the VanDernoot Gallery (Cambridge, MA). Julia was born and raised in New York City and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts.
In Spring 2017, Julia opened The Front Space: a contemporary art gallery for talented emerging and established artists of all media, located in the Salmon Falls Artist Mills in Rollinsford, NH. The space went "satellite" after a Summer of exhibitions, and is seeking a new location. This Fall, she guest curated two exhibitions in New York City focusing on environmental and cultural change. Seen from the Anthropocene, was shown through the organization Chashama, at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, from October 25-November 12, 2017. From November 30, 2017-January 3, 2018, The Pearls That Were His Eyes was shown at Pearl River Gallery. Her own artwork was on view in Fresh Paint and Pixels from September through November at Gallery 6, The Children's Museum of New Hampshire.