Artist Biography: Julia Lee Patterson is a Toronto-based artist whose work examines deafness through a variety of mediums. She works in bronze casting, soapstone, wax, graphite, charcoal and mixed media. Visually oriented from childhood, she studied sculpture and performance art at OCAD and the Toronto School of Art. She has shown her work at TSA, the Textile Museum and at disability art shows. Julia uses sculpture, drawing, and performance work to explore deafness in the context of the larger hearing world and as a separate and viable way of being “in the world”. In her work she has explored deaf cultural history and has used metaphors of sound, light and language. She is currently interested in how the body lives in space and how that relates to the concept of “place” and especially how it relates to those whose identities are not accommodated and so who are not “in place”.