Brenna K. Murphy, Visiting Artist Lecture
Brenna K. Murphy is a Philadelphia-based artist who creates work with her own hair. Reflecting on the objects found in domestic spaces, the physical environments in which we dwell, and the human body, she strives to understand how materiality interacts with psychological processes to form our concepts and ideals of Home. At Temple Contemporary, Murphy will present a collection of small hair embroideries and the debut of "Home Imagined (Dollhouse)," a 4 x 6 foot hair embroidery created over five-months at artists residencies in France last year.
Murphy holds a B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an alumni of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists' Career Development Program. She has exhibited widely in the Philadelphia region and greater Pennsylvania, as well as in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, France, Nepal, and China. She has received several grants and awards, including the Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Award, and her work has been acquired by The West Collection.
This program is made possible through the use of General Activity Fees.
Image: Brenna K. Murphy, Home Imagined (Dollhouse), 2013. 1,154 strands of the artist's hair stitched into paper, 4' x 6'.