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, embroidery, and paper sculpture. She draws inspiration from science and natural history, classic children’s literature, and a lifetime of very Canadian summers at the family camp at the lake. If she's not in her home studio working on something tiny, she's out in the forest working on something big.