Julia Freeman grew up in a suburb outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Freeman graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with her MFA in Fibers and has lived in Seattle the past 17 years as an artist, curator, and teacher. Six years ago she co-founded The Alice, a curatorial collective that prioritizes supporting underrepresented artists. Her artistic practice has critically examined civility and etiquette, the military-industrial complex, drug culture, and social media. These projects use a variety of materials and processes which take the form of installations, performance sculptures, book arts, and new media works. She is always considering ways to engage the audience in the artistic experience while archiving and examining these systems of power.