Katie Murray

BFA, Yale University School of Visual Arts. MFA, Yale University School of Art. Photographer and video artist; work concerned with the primal and mythological. Solo and group shows include: The Photographers’ Gallery, UK Chashama Gallery, New York (2013); College of the Canyons Art Gallery (2012; HomeFront Gallery, NY (2011); World Class Boxing, Miami (2010); Kate Werble Gallery, NY (2009), International Center for Photography (2008) White Columns, NY (2004) Jen Bekman Gallery (2004), Queens Museum of Art, New York (2004); and The Yale Art Gallery (2000). Received the New York State Residents Grant for Excellence in Photography (1996), the Robin Forbes Memorial Award in Photography (1997), the Barry Cohen Award for Excellence in Art (2000), and an NYFA grant (2012). Work published in various magazines, books, and catalogues; All The Queens Men, (Daylight Books, 2013), her first monograph, is a decade-long investigation into masculinity. Faculty member at Hunter College, New York University, and School of Visual Arts in New York City. SLC, 2013–

Current undergraduate courses

Intermediate Photography

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This course will explore aesthetic, historical, and conceptual concerns of photography. Students may use analog (film) or digital capture to make either black-and-white or color photographs. Lectures, readings, gallery/museum visits, and the class blog will present a historical framework and theoretical structure that will form the foundation for class discussions and critiques. Use of the medium to express a personal aesthetic vision will be stressed. The focus of the class will be on developing and refining a body of work. Students will build upon their technical knowledge and will be challenged to acquire new skills. Students will learn and become fluent in the vernacular of looking at images by examining composition, interpreting symbolism, and deciphering the artist’s intentions. Taking into consideration the rise of the Internet as the primary platform for reading and disseminating photographs, students will also engage in a weekly online exchange with each other exclusively through their images. Critical discussions about the resulting picture conversations will follow. The class’s interactive blog will serve as a means of learning about one’s own process and tendencies as a picture maker through a creative exchange with one’s classmates.

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Previous courses

Basic Color Photography

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This course concentrates on the technique and aesthetics of color photography using traditional (analog) methods. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the very nature of a color photograph. Students will use color film and print color photographs in the darkroom; they will explore “color seeing.” Readings in the history of photography will be part of the course work. 

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