Murray’s ceramic sculpture and paintings are extensions of her collage works on paper. She assembles biomorphic forms to create larger installations. “In my art practice, I enjoy the play of shifting from paint to paper to clay,” explains Murray. “Working with similar color, pattern and form in all three media—discovering endless combinations of material and meaning.” Born out of necessity, the collage and ceramic work were a means of recovery from an mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Now Murray is focusing on the mediums as a tool to speak about healing personally and on a larger public scale. Particularly in the light of the recent public health crisis and the social and political unrest.
Educated at Herron School of Art and Design Katrina Murray studied art history in Italy and lived for a time in Germany during the eventful mid 80s. A native of the historic arts area of Brown County, Indiana, Murray now lives and works in Indianapolis, IN.
Collections of note:
Eskenazi Health, IU Health Neuroscience Center, Community North Hospital, Indiana Humanities, Palomino Restaurant.
2021 Sum Of Unity, Curated By Samual Levi Jones, Eleanor Prest Reese Gallery - Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
2020 Pandemic Research Interactive Exhibit (Ceramic Portraits) (Solo show), Schwitzer Gallery, (CCIC), Indianapolis, IN
2020-21 Creative Renewal Arts Fellow of the Arts Council of Indianapolis
2018 Ceramics Residency with Julie Edwards a Rhode Island School of Art and Design graduate, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Award of Excellence - 119th Annual Exhibition by Richmond and Area Artists, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN
2016 & 2014 Art from the Heartland, Biennial, Indianapolis Art Center, Jurors: Mindy Taylor Ross and Sarah Urist Green, Indianapolis, IN
2012-to 2015 Painting Instructor, Herron School of Art & Design's Creative Learning Program, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Speaker, SOFAexpo for Codaworx, Topic: IU Health Neuroscience Public Art Instalation, Chicago, IL 2011
2011 Artist Assistant, Expedition Bogota-Indianapolis, Danielle Riede and Alberto Baraya, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
2011 Attended the Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy,
2011 International Experience Scholarship, Study abroad, Italy