Juliet Eldred is a 23-year-old artist and recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where she double-majored in Geography and Visual Arts. She is a co-founder of the urban planning and public transit-themed Facebook group New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens. She currently works at a transportation consulting firm in the Boston area. In her free time, she designs a vernacular architecture-themed enamel pin series and organizes with the Boston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.   

She completed her two senior theses: "We Will Make This Work:" The University of Chicago as Urban Planner, 1890—2017 (for Geography), and Ground Truth (for Visual Arts), in the Spring of 2017. Her work has been shown in numerous venues and publications, viewable in the right-hand column.

She is available for photo, map, and design commissions; inquire here. 

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Group Exhibitions

Start: Gallery (April 20—May 20, 2017) 

Department of Visual Arts Senior Thesis Show (March 31–April 23, 2017)

Screen Share Video Gallery (November 14–December 16, 2016)

Dad's Mad at Bleeding Heart (November 11, 2016)

Everything MUST GO! at Heaven Gallery (September 2–October 14, 2016)

Riding Color Waves at Archer Beach Haus (November 6–13, 2015)

Student Exhibition: Architectural History and Critical Media Practice at Midway Studios (June 2, 2015)


The Kathleen A. Zar GIS and Story Maps Prize, First Place 

UChicago Study Abroad Photo Contest, Third Place 

The T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting, Second-Year Winner

Intel Science Talent Search, Scientific Research Report Badge 

"Uglydolls in the Wild" Photo Contest, Winner 


"New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens: Strategic Shitposting for Engagement and Outreach," TransportationCampNYC, October 21, 2017.

"Crafting Geospatial Narratives," Illinois GIS Association Regional Meeting, April 28, 2017

"Visualizing Institutional Racism: Mapping UChicago’s Impact on its Neighbors," CSRPC Teach-In on Racism and Activism, February 12, 2016


South Side Weekly

The New Aesthetic

New Post

Beshken (album art)

Opposites (album art) 

Sliced Bread

Float (portfolio)

Raincoat Mag



Major Activities Board

This Isn't Happiness 


Sweet Candy Distro


Quimby's Books

Letters From Bummer Camp

Dax Mag 

WHPK zine (print) 


Illuminati Girl Gang 

The Guardian

The New York Times


CityLab, "The 'Transit-Oriented Teens' are Coming to Save your City" 

Chicago Magazine, "Meet the 61,000 Transit Nerds of Facebook’s ‘New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens’" 

Chicago Maroon (Start: Gallery Show) (DoVA Thesis Show) (DisOrientation) (Outside That System and Hence Unspeakable)

She Shreds

Bitch Media

Gapers Block

Outside The Loop, WGN (interview)

The Le Sigh

The Stereo Studio

Pretty Good Music blog