Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Julia Cocuzza is a painter, muralist, designer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her paintings capture the loaded intersections, layers, and fragments of daily living with a particular affection for urban structures, natural systems, music, obsolete media, social collisions, and human connection. Her professional focus is public art, specializing in community murals. Through organizations like Groundswell Community Mural Project, NYC Mural Art Project, Sing For Hope, and Mural Arts Philadelphia, she has collaborated with communities of all ages and circumstances, from incarcerated youth at Riker’s Island, to children in elementary schools, to adults recovering from mental health concerns. She is a proud graduate of Reading High School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from Syracuse University and Master of Fine Art from Brooklyn College.