Susan Murrell: we are all cosmic dust
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Susan Murrell: we are all cosmic dust
Susan Murrell

we are all cosmic dust

Exhibition on view: January 9-25, 2017

Closing Reception: Thursday, January 26, 4-7pm, Gallery Talk at 6pm

Autzen Gallery
Neuberger Hall, 2nd floor
724 SW Harrison St

Portland, OR 97201

FREE and open to the public

we are all cosmic dust is a mixed-media painting installation created as a meditation on passageways, life transitions, and the constancy of matter.

Susan Murrell is a mixed-media painter and installation artist whose abstract work deals with how shifts in technology and science have fundamentally changed our relationship to the landscape. Her large-scale and site-specific installations, paintings, and works on paper are exhibited nationally. She has been awarded residencies at international programs such as Yaddo and Ragdale and in 2012 was the recipient of the Golden Spot Award at Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts. Solo-exhibitions include, "Embedded" at the Pendleton Center for the Arts, Oregon, "The Matter" at the International Gallery of Art in Anchorage, Alaska, "Areal Density" at the Portland International Airport, and "Shell" at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She lives and works in La Grande, Oregon, where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University. In the fall of 2016, Murrell was the Artist-in-Residence at Portland State University's Studio MFA program.