Jen Murray

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Jennifer Murray

Painter, Brooklyn, NY


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

MFA Painting at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
2009 Edinboro, PA
BFA Painting at Western Washington University
2005 Bellingham, WA