Ginger Owen-Murakami 
Associate Professor
Photography and Intermedia          
Western Michigan University
Gwen Frostic School of Art
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
2110 Richmond Center for the Visual Arts
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Office (269) 387-2454

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Ginger Owen is Associate Professor of Photography and Intermedia at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Owen-Murakami holds an MFA in Photography from Louisiana State University and a BFA in Photography from The University of Central Florida. Owen’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’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 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.