Juliana Sech (she/they) works within and beyond mediums such as video art, photography, painting, drawing, performance art, collage, and more recently, sculpture. Informed by their psychology studies, Juliana primarily investigates raw subjects of relational intimacy, the fluidity of identity, sensuality, relationship with nature, queerness, challenging gender norms, memories, emotion, the brain, and the nude body. She is drawn to reflective, translucent, and found materials ranging from bubble wrap to bubble gum. Their motive in all their creative work is to create a safe, explorative, and inclusive environment of an expansive community of identities, bodies, and ages to celebrate the intimate exploration of diverse human existence as they are. Therefore, she actively works within their community alongside local musicians, artists, businesses, and organizations to document this celebration. Juliana’s engagement with diverse art forms came to life in their co-curated multi-media event Soft Spit (2022), where there was a collection of video art, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and involving other performance artists to encourage the art community beyond just traditional visual arts.
Top image: mirror, 2022. Video Installation.
playing with y(our) fruits, 2018-ongoing. digital photo series (completed series will be in the form of an intimate photo book).
coexist, 2022. multi-media sculpture (3 plexiglass panels, acrylic paint, photograph, etching, wood support), 24” x 16” x 6”.
Juliana Sech (she/they) is a queer, interdisciplinary artist living and studying on the unceded lands of Lekwungen-speaking peoples; those of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, otherwise known as Victoria, BC. She is months away from completing their Honors BFA with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Psychology through UVic. Juliana is of immigrant parents from Ukraine and Poland, being born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, which is the traditional territory belonging to Treaty 6 First Nations. Their interdisciplinary conceptual-based practice includes experimentation with (but not limited to) video art, photography, painting, drawing, performance art, and sculpture. She has been the Art Director for a locally based sex education event called Sexpo for 2022 and 2023. She has a variety of experience in curating multi-media art exhibitions such as Liquid Prism (2023), fluid (2022), KILLJOYS (2021), and Soft Spit (2022). Most recently, Juliana was invited to create the sole video screening (Washing Eggs) for Resonance Collective’s 2023 New Year’s Eve event. Juliana continues to collaborate with fellow emerging artists, musicians, poets, performers, and more as a freelance photographer and videographer.
Don’t need to know to feel it
April 15 to 23, 2023