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Holly Murkerson

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Lakeland, Florida

Birth year

Lives in
Chicago, IL

Works in
Chicago, IL


photography, landscape, installation, conceptual, sculpture


Holly Murkerson
B. 1982, Lakeland, FL
Lives and Works in Chicago, IL


School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MFA 2010, Fiber and Material Studies

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 2006

Florida Southern College
BFA 2004

Selected Exhibitions

2013  Holly Murkerson and Neal Vandenbergh, Roots and Culture, Chicago (Upcoming December 6)
          Imperfect Symmetry, Curated by Karsten Lund and Sara Black, A + D Gallery, Columbia College,
          Chicago (Upcoming October 3 - November 7)
          ADDS DONNA - Between Hearth & Campfire, Open Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012  Make Space at MDW Fair, Chicago, IL
          Sea Change, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
          Mémoire Involontaire, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
          21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
          Performance in collaboration with Coppice, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL
          It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business, New York, NY
          ADDS DONNA – Archipelago, Manifest Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2011  Aqua Art Miami with ArtSlant, Miami, FL
          Landlocked Blue, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL (solo)
          Peregrine Papers - Small Mysteries, MDW Fair, Chicago, IL
          Pocket, cArt Watch, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010  A Christmas Funraiser, The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, IL
          Coming and Going, Zrobili, Chicago, IL (two-person show with Erin Washington)
          Infra-Ordinary, Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries

2009  Around the Coyote Winter Fundraiser, Splat Flats, Chicago, IL

2008  Platform Florida, Lakeland, FL

2007  Chautauqua 50th National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, NY
          New Art 2007, National Emerging Artist Competition, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

2006  Kiki Smith: Medici Award Art Auction, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
          Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
          Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Weems Atrium, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2005  So This is the New Year, Lakeland, FL



Mead, Amanda.  "Holly Murkerson - Landlocked Blue."  The Chicago Arts Archive, August 27, 2011.

Ruiz, Steve.  "Infinite Tundra."  Art Slant Chicago, August 8, 2011.

Francis, Sean.  "Julius Caesar:  Small but mighty."  Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2011. P. 62-63.

Voeller, Megan.  "Get the blues in Polk County: Platform Florida puts on a multimedia showcase."

Creative Loafing, February 27, 2008.

Quetchenbach, Bernard and John Haldeman, Eds.  Lake Hollingsworth: Reflections and Studies on a Florida Landmark. 2005.  Pages xxxii, 221.

Pleasant, Matthew.  "Art against apathy."  The Ledger.  09 Jan 2005. B3.

Recent Exhibits

Holly Murkerson participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2013 New Work
Roots & Culture
Oct, 2013 a long line
Sep, 2012 Sea Change
Andrew Rafacz Gallery
Aug, 2012 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial
Evanston Art Center
Nov, 2011 ArtSlant Prize 2011
Aqua Art Miami
Jul, 2011 Landlocked Blue
Julius Cæsar
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