Ginger Owen-Murakami

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Ginger Owen-Murakami
Professor of Photography
(269) 387-2454
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K2122 South Kohrman Hall, Mail Stop 5213
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Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
  • M.F.A., Photography, Louisiana State University
  • B.F.A., Photography, University of Central Florida

Ginger Owen-Murakami is a Professor of Photography at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art. Ginger joined the Frostic School of Art in 1999.

Owen-Murakami’s artwork derives imagery from narratives and themes of family history, race, gender, and culture. Her interdisciplinary practices include installation, sculpture, digital, traditional and non-silver photographic processes.  She has lectured, worked, and exhibited internationally. Awards and grants include, a Photography Institute Fellowship at Tisch School of Arts, New York University, NY; Ambassador to Takasaki, Japan; Lacock Abbey, UK Residency; Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL Residency; Kalamazoo Artistic Development Initiative Grant, Arts Council of Kalamazoo, MI; and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Red Wing, MN Residency.  Owen-Murakami’s exhibitions include: Houston Museum of Art, TX, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA, South Bend Museum of Art, IN, Tulsa Living Arts Center, OK, City of Las Vegas Charleston Heights Art Center, NV, Living Design Center OZONE, Tokyo, Japan, Texas Tech University, Lubbuck, TX, Stony Brook University, NY, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, and the Center for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL.  Owen-Murakami is also in the following collections; Houston Museum of Art, TX, Mc Neese State University, Lake Charles, LA; J. Paul Getty Museum, The Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, and Lacock Abbey, Lacock, UK. 


Ginger Owen. History Dress #1, Cyanotype and mixed Media, 3' x 18" x 2"

Ginger Owen. History Dress #1, Cyanotype and mixed Media, 3' x 18" x 2"