Why People Get Lost, 2015, Digital archival print, 20 in x 30 in
Julie Libersat is a new media artist and art educator whose work explores themes of home, utopia and disorientation through installations, videos, mazes and puzzles. Born in Kerala, India and raised in Philadelphia PA, Libersat received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. Libersat has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at the Dallas Contemporary Museum, Currents New Media Festival, School 33 in Baltimore MD, and the Center for Art and Culture in France. She has received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, the 2014 CADD FUNd grant and the Velma and Davis Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. She is currently pursuing an MA in Art Education as an Onstead Masters Fellow after recently completing an MFA in New Media from the University of North Texas. Her research connects spatial theory, locative media technology, and contemporary art practice to provide new connections with art education and mobile pedagogy. She has presented at the 2014 National Art Education Association Conference and published in the 2016 November issue of Studies in Art Education.