Julie Conquest creates immersive installations using experimental documentary methods that explore the relationship between identity and place. She specializes in developing collaborative projects that incorporate community participation to tell stories from multiple perspectives using techniques including mapping, photography, sound recording, and video. Her most recent project is with women living on the road throughout the United States. Currently Conquest directs the Sensory Sound Workshop, a program combining sound recording, multisensory sensors, and installation design at the Contemporary Austin. Additionally she teaches at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is completing doctoral studies. As an artist and a teacher, Conquest strives to inspire and fascinate, posing questions rooted in lesser told stories and the everyday. When she was smaller she wanted to be a trapeze artist or a sled dog racer. She currently lives in Austin, Texas and swims almost everyday.