Kat Murray to Present MFA Exhibition at Sella-Granata Art Gallery

Kat Murray, “Dartboard #2,” cotton and linen pulp painting, 16.5 inches diameter. Image courtesy of the artist.

The UA Department of Art and Art History presents the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of Kat Murray, titled Regulars, from March 29 to April 9, 2024, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Woods Hall, at UA. A reception for the artist will be held Thursday, April 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. SGAG gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kat Murray is a graduate student in printmaking with an assistantship. She teaches 2D Design (ART 130) and assists in printmaking courses. Murray has shown artwork in numerous juried exhibitions including 2024 Paper & Clay at Utah State University; Alabama A to Z: 45th Biennial Museum Exhibition hosted by the Montgomery (AL) Museum of Fine Art; INK ONLY IV: National Biennial Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking, Birmingham, AL; Susan N. McCollough Fine Arts Initiative, Tuscaloosa; 2023 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Jonesboro, Arkansas. She held a solo exhibition, Stay Awhile, at Paperworkers Local, Birmingham, Alabama, in 2024. Murray has exhibited in numerous invitational and group shows and portfolio exchanges, including Fat Print: Confatty, at ARTS/West, Athens, Ohio; Lasting Impressions, Paul R. Jones Museum, Tuscaloosa; Pastime: The Relationship Between our Past Creativity and our Present Selves, Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana; and Cultural Shifts, MAKEbhm, Birmingham.

Murray was awarded a Levitetz 2023 Innovation Seed Grant, a McNair Tuition Scholarship at UA, as well as a graduate assistantship at UA. This summer she will serve a second time as a print assistant at Frogman’s Print Workshop at the University of Iowa, and recently presented a monotype workshop at Paperworkers Local. Along with teaching 2D Design and assisting in printmaking courses at UA, Murray has worked as a gallery assistant at the Paul R. Jones Museum and an assistant instructor in printmaking for the 2022 UA Art Camp.

As an undergrad, Murray was a Katzenberger art history intern for the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Montevallo and an associate’s degree from Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. At the University of Montevallo, she was a McNair Research Scholar in Sculpture and Sustainability and received the Green Fund award to build a public sculpture in the form of a music wall. Follow her on Instagram @katmurrayart.

The Sella-Granata Art Gallery is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. when school is in session. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall, 7th Avenue, on UA campus in Tuscaloosa and admission is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome, although not required, to wear face coverings inside the gallery. 

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.