Julia Vogl is American & British with an international practice. She makes social sculpture and drawings that are engaging with site and colorfully form community. A politics and art undergrad at Oberlin College, in 2011 she received a masters at Slade school of Art in London. Accolades include winner of Catlin Art Prize, Aesthetica Prize, two of her projects were included American for the Arts Public Art Year in Review selection, and a TEDx speaker.

My Projects

  • Grains of Scandalous Blue

    Grains of Scandalous Blue, is a data visualisation of 2,500 individuals who made up the Volunteers of the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture events. 56 coloured rectangles are proportional to data about the volunteers from 1% vegan to 71% identify as female to 90% interested in outdoor events and festivals. Additionally is a wall of soft data, impressions about the experience from FUN, CHALLENGING, JOY to LIFE CHANGING. The room seeks to be a phenomenological expression of the volunteers time and impact on the city.

  • Making it Home as we go along

    I was commissioned to conduct 9 weeks of workshops with residents at Riverside ( including individuals age 18-100 living with various conditions including dementia, Anxiety, MS, Parkinson's) the permanent work in their homes reflect their various sentiments about home. Through conversations, it became apparent every moment and day is filled with highs and lows and I wanted to create an undulating work that spoke to that ever changing state. The colours reflect nostalgic items in their previous homes and their current new space. Silkscreen prints on birch ply, custom wood jig puzzles, custom light box, foamed frieze units, coloured vinyl, a digitally loomed cotton tapestry, and voices of the residents. The Frieze at Harrison Park is 5M x 1.8 M and there are two of them. The Light box and tapestry at Cecil Gardens are each 1M square. The Puzzles at Redwood Glades are 75cmx75cm and there are 4 of them.

  • Our Neighbourhood Rolls

    Commissioned by the Reher Centre for Immigrant Culture and History. Vogl worked in partnership with the youth from the Read and Write program at the Rondout Neighbourhood Centre to develop three multiple choice questions. The questions were posed to residents to identify their relationship: past, present and future to Kingston. The public used Vogl's designed stencil with spray paint to visualise their responses. The stencils borrowed from iconic moments in the city's history. ( Bricks for growth of building, Canal waves for influx of immigration and trade and a gradient for the diversity of the community past and present.) Additionally the round nature and present, X and oval signify rolls, paying homage to the original Reher Bakery.

  • Pathways to Freedom

    Inspired by the Jewish holiday of Passover, this public artwork engaged 1,800 individuals across 27 locations in the Greater Boston area ( from City Hall to Conservatory Lab School in Dorchester to the Peabody Essex Museum), asking them to reflect and share their views on freedom and immigration. Every circle in the artwork represents an individuals answers to 4 questions. The work is a 6,000 ft vinyl floor mural situated at the base of Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument in Boston Common for the duration of two weeks.


    Plotting Values is a scatter graph reflecting Bow School's students and staff views on current values and future aspirational experiences. The work is installed on the 140 Meter long fence that separates the school play yard from the canal. It is made of powder coated steel units on a zinc fence, and 624 community members data points.

  • Singing on Paddington Street

    Singing on Paddington street is a 17M high by 6M wide glass and steel installation on the side of a block of flats - The Chilterns. Located on Paddington street. Materials include: Coloured glass, steel, sunlight and viewers voices.


    SOCIAL PROTEST is 457 individual protests in 279 photographs taken across 31 towns/cities in 8 countries with 5 signs in one year. The performative survey is now compiled in a 300 page sculptural book.

  • Tysons Tiles

    Tysons Tiles is two visually compelling ground murals that raise community awareness of potential for public art and the arts at Tysons. Data collected from over 1,000 individuals is visually translated into a vibrant design creating awareness about the arts, using arts to enhance place making, and provide vision for future enhancements in Tysons. It is also a place for fun- come invent games wit the tiles and play! Alumigraphics floor vinyl over 6000 square feet