Julia Clift lives and works in the Philadelphia area. She received her BFA in Painting and English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and she studied under the painter Odd Nerdrum in Norway and France. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in numerous locations and are held in the permanent collection of Wythe Hotel (Brooklyn, NY). She is a professor of painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and an instructor at Fleisher Art Memorial (Philadelphia, PA). Julia also works with medical students at Thomas Jefferson University, strengthening their perceptual skills through drawing workshops. She is the recipient of a 2016 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant.