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Felicia Murray is a fiber artist from Maine, who now lives and works out of her studio at NW Marine Artworks in Portland, Oregon. Her tactile work explores motifs from nature, while creating imagined landscapes of color and texture. She received her B.F.A. in Fibers from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019, and has since been continuing to develop her work through collaborations, commissions, community projects, and exhibitions.
She has created large-scale fiber art for clients worldwide, and has worked with brands such as NIKE, Gallagher Designs, SCAD, and Wieden and Kennedy. Her latest exhibition at Gallery Go Go in downtown Portland titled, Art is Home was inspired by her trauma healing journey and was funded by a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant.
I meditate within each technique used. I find beauty in decay. I am fascinated by how things sprout, transform, breathe, mature, and blossom. I find textures and patterns in peculiar places. I become a scientist, exploring every angle, color, scale, and outcome of what I dissect. I breathe life into sterile and forgotten objects, bringing motifs from the outside environment inside. Overall, my work represents my growth as an artist thus far, and my journey through the natural world.
B.F.A in Fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2019
I am currently located in Portland, Oregon and available for exhibition opportunities, residencies, and commissions.