Jennifer Murray

Painter based in Brooklyn, NY

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Email jen.murray@gmail.com

Address Brooklyn, NY 11215

I remember examining my mother's tiny Easter egg dioramas that she brought out periodically when I was very young, and I remember studying with the same intensity, the back of a dollhouse with its tucked away objects at my grandmothers. I am drawn to the semi-enclosed secrets of the miniature, the memory of fabricated childhood self-encased worlds. The ideas for my paintings are born out of my desire to form a visual record of the navigation between internal memory and its external (real-world) manifestation. The meeting of these two spheres creates an unexpected image that can only truly be constructed through the painting process. The internal memories that I work from are used as a substratum on which I compress layers of the process and solid evidence of the search.


Education

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

MFA Painting

Edinboro, PA · – 2009

Western Washington University

BFA Painting

Bellingham, WA · – 2005