On Exhibit: Althea Murphy-Price March 16–May 11, 2018

By Krishna Adams, Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design –

Goody Girl no.2 (detail), 2017, Digital print no.3,
26 x 36 inches

Althea Murphy-Price’s work has been recognized for its unconventional approach to traditional printmaking techniques and content. Often manipulating manufactured synthetic and human hair, she emphasizes its role as embellishment as well as a signifier of racial identity. Murphy-Price received her Master of Arts in printmaking and painting from Purdue University and earned her Master of Fine Arts at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, OH; Howard Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD; Wellesley College in Boston, MA; Wade Wilson Art Gallery in Houston, TX; The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC; and the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, TN among others. International venues include China, Japan and Sweden. Her writings and work have been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today.

Her work can be found in the collections of the Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center in Atlanta, GA; Southern Graphics Council Archives in Statesboro, GA; University of Akron, Gallery Collections in Akron, OH; Kohler Library, University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI; Tyler School of Art Archives in Philadelphia, PA; and the Amity Foundation in Laramie, WY among others. She is currently a professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she has taught for the past seven years.

Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery is located at 401 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, 615.741.1701 (V/TDD).
Open: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, free admission.
To schedule a gallery tour, contact Krishna Adams at 615.532.9798.
For ADA inquiries, contact Kim Johnson at 615.532.979.