Julia Betts was born in 1991 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and is currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. In April 2014, Betts graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA and, this fall, will begin at the Rhode Island School of Design MFA Sculpture program. At the University of Pittsburgh, Betts was recognized with six awards noting potential, leadership, and excellence within and outside of the Studio Arts Department. She also received two undergraduate research grants to pursue her artwork independently over the summer. Since earning her BA in 2014, Betts has exhibited in numerous solo shows at venues including Second Sight Studio (Columbus, Ohio), Unsmoke Systems (Pittsburgh), and Bunker Projects (Pittsburgh). In addition, she participated in group exhibitions including "Identity Material" in Pittsburgh, "8 Hour Projects: Loss" in Meadville, PA, and "Construct" at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and completed an artist-in-residence programs at Second Sight Studio and Bunker Projects.