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Holly Murkerson

In collaboration with the fluid processes of photography, Holly Murkerson’s work makes visible an emergent space where body and environment bleed into one another. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Murkerson is a Co-Director of the artist-run gallery, Adds Donna.

Past exhibitions include 65Grand, Chicago; Comfort Station, Chicago; Rainbo Club, Chicago; Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Apparatus Projects, Chicago; Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL; Roots & Culture, Chicago; Julius Caesar, Chicago; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York. She has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, The Ragdale Foundation, and Oxbow School of Art, as well as the recipient of grants from The Illinois Art Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

The book mentioned in the interview is Having and Being Had by Eula Biss

One and one make three, 2020 Unique silver gelatin print, 20 x 16 inches
Two halves make a hole, 2020
Unique silver gelatin prints mounted on archival rag board, diptych, 20 x 36 inches
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  1. […] Holly Murkerson spoke to us from Chicago. A photographer, she works with traditional analog processes and uses a community darkroom. The pandemic limited her time there significantly. As a partial solution, she purchased a Lomography instant camera. Now able to access the darkroom once more, she combines her traditional photography work with this new-to-her format. Murkerson says she could fit into the category of landscape, though her images don’t reference the horizon line, they are rather more intimate glimpses of spaces. To hear more about her work, listen to the complete interview. […]


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