Jennifer Murray is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator. She is an Instructor of Fine Arts at Loyola University Chicago and teaches courses in photography. Additionally, she is the Executive Director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, which curates photography related exhibitions engaging new audiences with emerging artists. Her research and professional practice spans photography based visual projects and curatorial projects. Her visual work utilizes both original images and photographic archives as she examines our cultural relationships and histories with objects.
Professor Murray's work has been exhibited at Hillyer Art Space, D.C.; New Orleans Photo Alliance, LA; The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO; Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, MI, and Gallery 19, IL, among others. She has lectured widely on various photography subjects and been awarded grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council Agency. She has an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago.
M.F.A., Columbia College Chicago
B.A., Loyola University Chicago