April 18, 2017

Member Feature: Keith

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Name: 
Keith Murphy
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
College: College of Liberal Arts
Major: BFA – Studio Art
Minors: Psychology
Campus Involvement: I’m involved on the campus in a lot of different ways. They mainly center around the Regis Center for Art. I’m the vice president of the Ceramics Collective, an active member of Bohemian Press, and I work in the Katherine E. Nash gallery as an attendant and helping with installations. I’m also a part of WAM Collective!

What is your favorite WAM Collective memory?

Volunteering at the WAM Bash was really great. I helped one of the commissioned artists by being part of her sculpture and moving it. After that everyone was there and we just had a blast.

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Kate Casanova’s Abiogenic Spectra, 2016 at the Big WAM Bash


What’s your favorite exhibition or concert you’ve seen?
I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m dying to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room

Favorite spot in the Twin Cities?
Prospect park- The Witch’s Tower
What’s your favorite piece in WAM’s collection? 

 I really like Self Portrait, you know, the painting of the canoe.

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Alan Schepp, Self Portrait, 2000-2011

If you could live in a book, TV show, or movie, what would it be?

Ive always been really interested in having a super power, so maybe the X-men. It was my favorite as a kid

What are you passionate about?
I don’t know, a lot of things? Music, social justice, art, community engagement, success, happiness..

 

How would you describe your “perfect” day?
Productive.


Keith Murphy is fourth-year Studio Art and Psychology double major. As a result, he spends a lot of his time is spent walking back and forth over the Washington Avenue bridge. While walking on said bridge his thoughts wonder from cross cultural psychology to types of bookbindings to his next overseas adventure. When he’s not traversing the Mississippi river he’s taking the OED Certificate of Equity and Diversity, or trying to grow something new in the greenhouses.