Field of Art: Painter, Sculptor
Ilse Murdock’s work uses the site of outdoor painting to explore human relationships to nature. She inserts questions about sustainability into her sculptural painting practice by working with refuse as art material, and, by re-examining the process and formal elements of painting, she proposes new approaches to the rich tradition of plein air painting. Murdock earned a certificate in perceptual painting from the New York Studio School and studied philosophy and religious studies at New York University before earning her BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2000, and MFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2009. Murdock has been a recipient of residencies at the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, DNA Residency and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has exhibited in group and two person shows in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and Provincetown. In 2013, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery held a solo exhibition of her work. Her art studio is currently located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.