Julie Malen is an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO in 2009. Malen was an artist in residence at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project from 2009 to 2011, and has also attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Mildred’s Lane, International Ceramics Research Center- Denmark, and The International Ceramics Studio- Hungary.  In Kansas City, MO she has exhibited work at H&R Block Artspace, Belger Arts Center, KC Artists Coalition, and Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery. Malen has also participated in exhibitions at The Museum of International Ceramic Art- Denmark, Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY, and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA.