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Lecture: Best Practices w/ Joel Murray

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open to the Public

Join us for the next installment of our Best Practices series on June 21st, featuring Cohort 1’s multi-faceted artist, Joel Murray. Best Practices covers the artistic background of an artist, what drives their work, and entrepreneurial efforts in the art world.

Joel Murray (b. 1984, Denver, Colorado) is a visual artist, curator, and educator living and working in Dallas, Texas. Murray’s curatorial work includes Chateau Show, an annual group exhibition seen in East Dallas. Murray’s paintings are ontological narratives taken from the news, art history, stand-up comedy specials, strip-mall massage parlors and animal imagery – all of which are then combined with the artist’s codex of symbols both abstruse and commonplace. Murray’s work also presents non-linear stories showing life’s particulate, real and imagined objects, all placed in or over altered versions of pre-existing source material. Murray held a full-time position in education with The Warehouse Dallas, has been a visiting educator with the Nasher Sculpture Center, Meadows Museum, Dallas Contemporary, and currently teaches Drawing at University of Texas, Arlington. His latest exhibition was shown with Gallery 12.26 in 2023 titled Everyday Magic, Everyday Music. Murray received his BFA from Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO and MFA from Clemson University, Clemson, SC.


June 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Cedars Union


The Cedars Union
1219 S Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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