Julz Hale Mary is a multimedia artist and director who pulls from the spirit of "Pollyanna gone-wrong".

 

Queering the dissonance they experienced growing up in the superficially positive yet hyper-conservative Central Valley of California, Julz combines personal narrative with systemic analysis to liberate the child within. They transform repression while challenging every-day power dynamics through the use of bright colors, loud fashion, absurdist modern dance, drag, bold graphic design, obsessive video editing, ridiculous sculpture, and satirical theater.

 

Recent work includes a performative fashion show called "Trauma is a Party (of One)". Their art has also been featured at venues such as SOMArts, The Lab, Artist Television Access, Submission, The Stud, the Seattle and Boston LGBT Film Festivals, San Francisco Arts Commission, Root Division, Black and White Projects, The Center for Sex and Culture and YBCA, and internationally.