Julie L. Sims was born in Savannah, Georgia, and currently resides in the Atlanta area with her husband. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and has shown in Atlanta at Whitespace, Gallery 72, MINT Gallery, The Dalton Gallery, Abernathy Arts Center, and The Welch School of Art and Design, among others. Sims’ work has been written about in Creative Loafing, ArtsATL.com, and in publications including Possible Futures’ Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape. She is a 2016–15 TAR Project resident, and was a 2014 WonderRoot CSA artist, a 2013–14 Walthall Fellow, was selected by the New York Times to attend the New York Portfolio Review (2013), was a finalist for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women in photography (2013), and was nominated for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2012).

Her work is informed by an interest in science and the nature of reality — from theoretical physics and string theory examining the very fabric of existence, to neuroscience exploring how we construct reality from perception and how sometimes the workings of our mind can distort that construction.