Julia Coash is an artist and educator whose interests in anthropology, travel, and visual culture are important influences on her creative work and teaching. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Cairo, Paris, Bermuda and throughout the United States. She currently teaches Art at Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Ct. She has also held teaching positions at Bermuda College and the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She has received numerous grants to study various art forms and techniques abroad including among others: traditional arts in Japan, Earthen Architecture at the EBUKI Conference in the Solway Plain, England, a research sabbatical in Southeast Asia studying calligraphy and textile arts, and a Visiting Artist Residency with the Masterworks Museum in Bermuda. Additional research has included her thesis: “Attitudes Towards Nature in Art during the Song Dynasty” and fieldwork projects: “Evolution of Design and Style in Navajo Weaving” and “The Forms, Techniques and Functions of Weaving in Tarabuco, Bolivia”. Coash received her MFA in Painting from James Madison University; her MSEd in Higher Education and BA in Ethnographic Photography both from Southern Illinois University.