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Curriculum Vitae

   
Education
2006 M.F.A. program in Studio Art, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

2000 B.F.A. in Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston, TX. Minor in Art History. Summa Cum Laude.

Residency
2005 Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop for Visual and Performing Artists in Houston, Diverse Works Retreat, Houston, TX.

Awards
2006 New Works Photography Awards #10, En Foco exhibition at Longwood Art Gallery/Hostos, Bronx, NY. Juried by Alison Nordstrom.

Travel Grant, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

The Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. Juried by Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss.

The Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, First Place, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Juried by Anne Havinga, Deborah Martin Kao, and Sharon Harper.

2005 Richard & Jean Coyne Family Foundation Award, World Studio Foundation Grant, American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, NY

Group Exhibitions
2008 The Homeland Project, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX, during FotoFest Biennial, March.

2007 Contemplating American Landscape, Travis Tower, Houston, TX. April.
New Works #10, En Foco, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. April.
Myriad Voices, Intexure Architects, Houston, TX, March.
New Works: Photographs by En Foco's Award Winners, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL. February.
Celebrate Texas Art, The Assistance League of Houston, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX. January.

2006 Simply the Best, Courtyard Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Fellowship Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.
Houston It's Worth It, Spin Magazine, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX.
Site-Specific, Grub Street Gallery, Boston, MA.
Here, Masters in Fine Arts Thesis Show, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA.
Student Annual Juried Exhibition, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Boston Regional Exhibition, College Art Association, Boston, MA.

2005 Wish, American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar, Bag Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA.
Open Space, Mission Hill Building, SMFA, Boston, MA.
School Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.

2001 Summer Showcase, Limner Gallery, NY, NY, August.

2000 Fresh Mix, Community Artists Collective, Houston, TX, December.
University of Houston Video Showcase, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX.
Snapshot, Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, November.
The 100-Mile Range Round Up Area Exhibition 2000, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX, June 3 - Aug 13.
Divya Murthy, Laura Babcock, and Anderson Wrangle, Innuendo Gallery, Galveston, TX, April.

1999 Out of the Box and Into the Street (public art installation), University of Houston, Houston, TX, December.

Publications
2007 Artistry and Indian Identity in the Diaspora, Eliud Martinez.

Works by Divya Murthy on view at Arts Gallery in Bronx, Ajay Ghosh.

EnFoco Artists Bio

Art Matters, Spring 2007, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Nueva Luz, Volume 11 #3, En Foco, NY, NY.

2006 Front Row, Radio Interview, KUHF 88.7, Houston, TX.

Gallery pick: Tufts Art Gallery exhibit makes you feel right at home, Sarah Cowan, The Tufts Daily, Medford,MA.

Industry News, Rangefinder Magazine, Santa Monica, CA

Karsh Prize Recipients Announced, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

2003 "Roadway 1" image included with Koehn Colloquia Catalog
School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon.
Guest of Honor: Bhabha, Homi, "Space Agency: Ethics and The Enunciation of Equality."

Lectures
Feb 21, 2007 "One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now " Brown Bag Lecture Series and Gallery Tour.
Blaffer Gallery. Houston, TX.

Nov 22, 2005 "(Home) Land Identity and Diasporas in Contemporary Political Art"
Repositioning Women Artists Art History Course, Tufts University.

April 20, 2005 "Critique on Hybridity and Contemporary Artists of the Diaspora"
Art and Culture of India Art History Course, Tufts University.

Collections
  Catherine Mary Donovan, Boston, MA
Harry and Diane Gendel, Houston, TX
Peter and Fan Morris, TX

All works ©2008-2009 Divya Murthy