julie harrison

A Book About Colab (and Related Activities)

The New York Times recently listed A Book About Colab (and Related Activities) as one of the top books of the year for art lovers. Check it out and buy it here (just in time for the holidays)! For those new to this website, I was an early member of Collaborative Projects, and my work is in this book!

"Books and Museum Treats for Art Lovers," by Roberta Smith, Randy Kennedy, and Ted Loos. The New York Times. The New York Times, 24 Nov. 2016. Web. 


A group of more than 40 artists who — in the Wild West that was New York City in the late 1970s and early ’80s — did things that now seem unbelievable.
— Randy Kennedy, New York Times

photo: c. Tom Warren, 1981-1984.

A Book About Colab (and Related Activities)

Edited by Max Schumann (New York: Printed Matter), 2016.
This is a wonderful book put together by Max Schumann from Printed Matter, and includes lots and lots of ephemera from various activities by Collaborative Projects, a group of artists I was involved with in the late ’70s/early ’80s. 


April 15, 5-7 @ Printed Matter

231 Eleventh Avenue  NYC


In celebration of the book, Colab is re-creating the “A More Store” at Printed Matter from April 15–May 15. The store will feature artist multiples for sale at reasonable prices. I’m including a 5-postcard set (reproduced from work made with Robert Kleyn in 1983) ... 



... and an edition of two prints of more recent work.


Mark your calendar for "Colab Talks" at Printed Matter on April 30, from 5–7.

"The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary Books"

September 8, 2015 – January 29, 2016

Columbia University Rare Books & Manuscript Library, New York, NY, 

My work is included in this exhibition, a tribute to 30 years of publishing by Granary Books, which Columbia has archived and exhibited. Granary published two books of mine: Debtor’s Prison, created with Lewis Warsh (2001); and If It Rained Here, with Joe Eliott (1998).

A fantastic review of the exhibition, "A Publisher of Artist’s Books That Isn’t Bound by Convention" by Megan N. Liberty, was published in Hyperallergic in January.

"MTV: Momentum Technology Video"

October 1, 2014 – April 1, 2015

Curated by Institute for Women & Art

The online film festival, MTV: Momentum Technology Videos, features video works of women and transgender artists working with new technologies. The film festival is featured on the Institute for Women and Art website in a video playlist that will run continuously, giving access to viewers 24/7, allowing filmmakers, animators, and other screen artists to present work in a gallery without walls.

Julie Harrison presents “Radiated Face” (excerpt from Boundary in collaboration with Neil Zusman). 1980, 02:15 minutes.

"Radiated Face" is an excerpt from a longer video, Boundary, that I collaborated on with Neil Zusman in 1980. The work consists of a colorized woman's face combined with sequenced images of female models, a marching band, and a menacing fist while she talks about her lonely childhood and milk contaminated by radiation from a nuclear meltdown. Boundary won the Colorado Award (1st prize) at the Athens Film & Video Festival, an Honorable Mention at the Atlanta Film & Video Festival, a CAPS award as well as toured for three years with Independent Curators International. 

Artists include: Joeun Aatchim, Hiba Ali, Renae Barnard, Sarah Berkeley, Sherri Cornett, Sam DeMonte, Simone Doing, Lacie Garnes, Julie Harrison, Hästköttskandalen, Sarah Hill, Alex Hovet, Claire Jervert, Kathleen Kelley and Sarah Rose Nordgren, Elizabeth Leister, Christine Neptune, Sarah Oneschuk, Roberta Orlando, Cindy Rehm, Ela Shah, Loren Siems, Julia Kim Smith, and JingZhou

Please visit the Momentum Directory for links to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations that engage in critical explorations in the field of gender, feminism, art, and technology.

photo: JHarrison, still from “Radiated Face” (excerpt from Bounday by JHarrison and Neil Zusman.