Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She wrote, directed and starred in the The Future (2011) and (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. July’s fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-six countries. The non-fictional It Chooses You (McSweeney’s) was published in 2011. In 2000 July created the seminal participatory website, Learning to Love You More, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book was published in 2007 (Prestel); the work is now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. July’s videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. She designed Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden, for the 2009 Venice Biennale; it was also presented in Union Square in New York (2010) and by Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2011). In 2013 104,897 people from 170 countries subscribed to her email-based artwork, We Think Alone (commissioned by Magasin 3, Stockholm.) July’s first novel, The First Bad Man, will be published by Scribner in early 2015. Raised in Berkeley, California, she lives in Los Angeles.
VICE Photos, by Miranda July and Roe Ethridge, VICE Magazine. A Film Issue, Vol. 16 Num. 9, 2009
Miranda July, currated by Matthew Higgs, Interview Magazine. August 2009
Atlanta, The New Yorker. June 11, 2007
1000 Words, by Miranda July, ArtForum. February 2007
Portland Miracle, interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Purple Fashion
Magazine. Spring/Summer 2006
Everyone She Knew, feature by Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine.
Hollywood Can Wait, feature by Karen Durbin, The New York Times.
June 19, 2005 Arts and Leisure Desk
Some Kind Of Grace, interview by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Camera Obscura #55, 2004
TopTen, ArtForum, by Miranda July, May 2004
Miranda July: The Swan Tool, by David Cote, Time Out. Dec 2001
Renaissance Riot Grrl Rising, by Chris Chang, Film Comment. July 2000
“Do-It-Yourself Girl Revolution”, by Ada Calhoun, The Austin
Chronicle. September 1999
99 Channels and Nothing On, interview by Alison Maclean, Filmmaker
Magazine, Spring 1999
The Marvelous World of Miranda July, by Johnny Ray Houston, San
Francisco Bay Guardian. June 1998