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 for 18 years as an artist, curator, and teacher. In 2014, she co-founded The Alice, a curatorial collective that prioritizes supporting underrepresented artists. Her artistic practice has critically examined civility, 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 always considers ways to engage the audience in the artistic experience while archiving and examining these systems of power.