June 2008

Philadelphia, PA—Katie is a visual artist with interdisciplinary interests. Through book works and installed environments she creates new contexts for viewing and experiencing art. Murken received her Masters of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in 2005, where she earned a degree in book arts and printmaking. She was awarded The Elizabeth C. Robert’s Prize for Graduate Study and the Mr. Harry Eaby/Piccari Press Scholarship. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001, with honors in Visual Art from the Schreyer Honors College. In 2003, Murken traveled to Italy for a four-week artist\’s residency at the Scuola Grafica di Internazionale in Venice, where she created a one-of-a-kind artists\’ book. In 2007, Murken was invited to create a site-specific, media-based installation for Greenmachine, a project sponsored by InLiquid.com, at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited her work at The Visual Arts Society of Texas, where she was awarded the Jack and Evelyn Miller Award and the Connoisseur Brush Award.  Murken received the Purchase Award during the Book/ Paper/ Scissors artists’ book fair at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2007, and her artists’ book, For She is Time, is now included in the Special Collections Department of Temple University Libraries in Philadelphia, PA. Recently, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA, selected Murken for a Career Development Fellowship.   Murken is currently a full-time Lecturer and the Dean’s Appointment for 2D Foundations at the Tyler School of Art. 

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