Filmmaker, Artist & Writer

Miranda July

Miranda July is one of the most impressive cross-disciplinary artists of her generation.  A filmmaker, artist, and writer, her daring, urgent, and inimitable voice persists in reflecting the poignancy and strangeness of the human plight.  

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, a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and recently added to the Criterion Collection.   Her latest film, Kajillionaire, which she wrote and directed, world premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Focus Features on September 25. 

July is an award-winning author. Her most recent book published by Prestel April 2020, Miranda July, has re-imagined the art monograph as an oral history on her career to date. July’s collection of stories, No One Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction, which was followed by her debut novel, The First Bad Man. Her writing has appeared in “The Paris Review,” “Harper’s” and “The New Yorker.”   

July’s participatory art works include “Eleven Heavy Things” (a sculpture garden created for the 2009 Venice Biennale); “New Society” (a performance); “Somebody” (a messaging app created with Miu Miu), and an interfaith charity shop in Selfridges department store in London, presented by Artangel.     

Raised in Berkeley, California, July lives in Los Angeles.