Julio Jose Austria is a visual artist born and raised in Manila, Philippines. His works, which mainly focus on urbanization and migration, provide a visual portrayal of his most profound life experiences and narration based on his observations of and assimilation to the foreign environment. Austria moved to the United States in 2011 after obtaining his resident artist visa (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).
He was the recipient of the 2009 Asian Artist Full Fellowship Award at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; a Joan Mitchell Foundation grantee for the Ox-Bow School fot the Arts in Saugatuck Michigan in 2010; and a Ruth Katzman scholarship awardee by the Vytlacil Campus of the Arts Student League of New York. He was also chosen as one of the mentees in the Immigrant Artist Program by the New York Foundation of Arts in 2014. His work have been exhibited in Manila, New York, Bangkok, Singapore, Berlin, London, and Vienna. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.