Visiting Artists & Designers
Steve Murakishi's work has been widely exhibited: "Murder as Phenomena" at San Francisco Camerworks, "The Cult of Aesthetic" at Wesleyan University, "Mo Colors, Mo Better" at Florida State Gallery and Museum. His work is held in collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Franklin Furnace and many others. He has received numerous awards and grants including a 1989 National Endowment for the Arts grant. He has since published "The Teasing of Empowerment: Big Hair and Tromp L'oeil," and for the New Art Examiner "Morphability in America." Mr. Murakishi has worked with multiple medias and hyper-layered installations for over 10 years. Using Duchampian references that morph issues of race, violence and consumerism, he combines sculpture, photography, film and the language of advertising with sensitivity and humor. Mr. Murakishi has been Artist-in-Residence and Chair of the Printmaking Department of Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1981, and a guest lecturer at many institutions including UCLA, CalArts, Kansas City Art Institute, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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