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Susan Murrell’s painting-centric installations investigate our expanding concept of landscape as technology continues to shift our perspective. She has been awarded residencies at international programs such as Yaddo, Ragdale, and most recently, Arteles in Finland and Westfjords in Iceland. In the fall of 2016 she created work as the Artist-in-Residence at Portland State University's Studio MFA program and exhibited the project “we are all cosmic dust” at PSU’s Autzen Gallery. In the spring of 2018 she became a member of Carnation Contemporary, an artist-run gallery in Portland, Oregon, where she will have a solo exhibition this October. Susan has received multiple Golden Spot and Mid-Career Artist Awards through the Ford Family Foundation, and in 2017 she won an Oregon Arts Commission’s Career Opportunity Grant. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, where she explores this spectacular corner of the state with her dog Amiga.

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