Susan Murrell’s painting-centric installations investigate our expanding concept of landscape as technology continues to shift our perspective. She has been awarded many international residencies such as Yaddo and Ragdale, and been the recipient of The Ford Family Foundation Oregon Visual Artist Mid-career Residency Award at PLAYA and the Golden Spot Award at Caldera and Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts. In the fall of 2016 she created work as the Artist-in-Residence at Portland State University's Studio MFA program then exhibited the project, “we are all cosmic dust,” at PSU’s Autzen Gallery. 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.