Julya Hajnoczky was born in Calgary and raised by hippie parents, surrounded by unruly houseplants, bookishness and art supplies, with CBC radio playing softly, constantly, in the background. It was inevitable, then, that she would grow up to be an artist. She holds a BA in French from the University of Calgary and a BDes in photography from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her multidisciplinary practice includes digital and analog photography, sculpture and installation. She draws inspiration from science, natural history, and in-depth study of ecosystems. If she's not in her home studio working on something tiny, she's out in the forest working on something big.