J. Louise Makary
Exhibition & Residency:
August 1, 2015 – September 29, 2015

J. Louise Makary, This Is Where Wool Comes From, 2015, HD video (DP, Willie Stewart)

J. Louise Makary’s first film debuted at the American Dance Festival in 2006. Since then, she has developed projects influenced by video art, classic and experimental cinema, and contemporary dance. Her practice is dedicated to exploring ways that films can bring to light issues of control in the public, personal, and social aspects of our lives.

Makary’s films and videos have been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Slought Foundation, Vox Populi, Bartram’s Garden, NEXUS, and International House, all in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio; Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey; and Zodiak Center for New Dance in Helsinki, Finland. Her live performances have been presented at the Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, AUX Performance Space at Vox Populi, the Rotunda/Bowerbird, and NEXUS in Philadelphia. Originally trained as a writer and editor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Makary earned an MFA in film at Temple University in 2013. 

Makary was named a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in the summer of 2014. She recently completed a performance residency at M’arte (Tuscany, Italy), and will be in residence at RAIR Philly in fall 2015.

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