Julie Ault is an artist, author, and curator who independently and collaboratively organizes exhibitions and diversiform projects. Her work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics.

Recent projects include Wet and Wild: The Spirit of Sister Corita, signal, Malmö, 2007, Installation, Vienna Secession, 2006, in collaboration with Martin Beck, and Points of Entry, a permanent art project for Queens College, CUNY, 2004. Ault is the editor of Felix Gonzalez-Torres (steidl/dangin, 2006), and Alternative Art New York, 1965-1985 (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), and is the author of Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita Four Corners Books, 2006).

Ault and Beck are the authors of Critical Condition: Selected Texts in Dialogue (Essen: Kokerei Zollverein | Zeitgenössische Kunst und Kritik, 2003). In 1979 Ault co-founded Group Material, the NYC-based collaborative that until 1996 produced over forty installations and public projects. She has taught on a visiting basis, including at Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard; Critical Studies, Malmö Art Academy; Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts, Geneva; UCLA; and RSDI, and is currently a PhD candidate in Visual Art at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University.

Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. This is the thirteenth lecture of the fourth year of the PMMNLS. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, and The NW Film Center.