Deirdre Murphy Artist Talk
Visiting artist and juror for the Stratosphere art show, Deirdre Murphy will be giving a lecture titled "The Longer You Look, The More You See" on Friday, April 20 at noon in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Dr.). All artist talks are free and open to the public.
Deirdre Murphy has been researching the effects of climate change on bird migration for several years, using the visual data that scientists share with her to conceptualize and execute her paintings. Her fascination with avian migratory patterns and the effects of global warming have led her research to Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary, Powdermill Nature Reserve and Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Science.
Murphy has exhibited extensively in museums, galleries and institutions in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Delaware, Minnesota, Washington and Oregon. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the Philadelphia International Airport, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Biggs Museum of American Art, New Bedford Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, most notably a Percent for the Arts sculpture commission (Dublin, CA) and a Leeway Foundation award. Her work has been published in New American Paintings and Fresh Paint Magazine.
Deirdre Murphy earned her MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she is an adjunct professor. Deirdre Murphy is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia), Boxheart Gallery (Pittsburgh) and Zinc Contemporary Gallery (Seattle).
This lecture is sponsored by the College of the Arts at Kent State University and is a part of the annual Spring for the Arts celebration.