Bio

Katie Murken was born in 1980 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she currently lives and works. She received a BFA in Printmaking from Penn State University and an MFA in Book Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Notable exhibitions include The Carnegie Museum of Art, Grounds for Sculpture, The Soap Factory, and The Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas.  Her work is included in the collections of The Pennsylvania Convention Center, William Paterson University and the J. Edgar Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola University.

Grants and Awards

Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Award
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Exhibition
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA, 2016

Grand Prize: Solo Exhibition
The William Paterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ, 2012

Purchase Prize: Half Listening
The William Paterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ, 2012

Alumni Travel Grant
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 2008

Career Development Fellowship
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA 2008

Artist Residency

Babayan Culture House Residency Program.
Capadoccia, Turkey, Fall 2011.

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz NY, 2008

Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
Artist Residency in Printmaking and Book Arts, Venice Italy, 2002