Visiting Artist /
Beginning in 2016, Matrix Press is collaborating with the Missoula Art Museum to invite four Native American artists over the next two years to participate in week-long printmaking residencies that will culminate in a 2018 exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum of works created at Matrix Press, surveying contemporary American Indian approaches to abstraction. Molly is our second artist in this series.
I was born in 1977 in Great Falls, Montana. A mixed blood descendent of the Oglala, Lakota tribe, I was raised in western Montana and earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Montana in 2004. I learned beadwork at a very early age as well as hide tanning, sewing and traditional clothing design. Much of my work stems from a combination of traditional Native arts and modern art.
Molly Murphy Adams is an exhibiting artist specializing in contemporary sculptural beadwork and printmaking. Murphy Adams was raised in western Montana and earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from The University of Montana in 2004. Murphy Adams’ work illustrates the blending of culture, identity, and histories. Murphy freely borrows from multiple disciplines to create fiber and mixed media arts pieces reflecting diverse backgrounds and traditions.
I use the visual language of color and shape to articulate new observations on politics, history, and identity.
Monday March 6:
10-4 Printing Begins 10am in FA 403
Tuesday March 7:
Public Lecture @ the Missoula Art Museum at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday March 8:
10-4 Printing in FA 403
Thursday March 9:
10-2 Printing in FA 403
Friday March 10:
10:00 am. Curating prints in FA 403