Miranda July
Filmmaker, Writer, and Performer
Los Angeles, CA
2016 USA Fellow

This award is generously supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her most recent work is The First Bad Man, a novel. July’s collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know — winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July’s participatory art works include the website Learning to Love You More (with artist Harrell Fletcher), Eleven Heavy Things (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale), New Society (a performance), and Somebody (a messaging app). Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.
  • Artwork by Miranda July
    “Eleven Heavy Things”, Finger Tablet, 2009. Photo by Brian Paul Lanotte.
  • Artwork by Miranda July
    From “New Society”, October 2015 at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
  • Artwork by Miranda July
    “Somebody”, video and app. Photo courtesy of the artist and Miu Miu, 2014.
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