Kelly Sheppard Murray
Artist & Designer

Artist & Designer

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Exhibition History

Exhibition History:

2016 Biennial Juried Art Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
2016 Featured Faculty Exhibition, North Campus Library, Wake Tech, Raleigh, NC
2015 To/From Visual Art Exchange Member Holiday Show, Raleigh, NC
2015 Many Beautiful Things Exhibition, Trinity Arts, Raleigh NC, Raleigh, NC
2015 East Carolina University Alumni Show, Joyner Library, Greenville, NC
2012 Wake Med Art Exhibition, supported by United Arts Council
2012 Wake County Commisioner’s Office Art Show, Raleigh, NC
2011 East Carolina University Alumni Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
2010 SPARKcon Festival, PODS Installation, Raleigh, NC
2007 Open Doors: Raleigh Studio Tour, Guest Artist, Bonded Llam, Raleigh2006
2006 Nine, Arts Council of Wayne County, Goldsboro, NC
2006 9, Elizabeth City State University, Burnim Fine Arts Center, Elizabeth City, NC
2006 8, Green County Museum, Snow Hill, NC
2006 8, Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC
2004 Social Justice, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
2002 Disposition, City Center Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
2001 Disposition, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
2001 Pressed, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
2001 Group Show, Peace College, Raleigh, NC
2001 Visionary Artists, Community Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC
2000 Group Show, Permanent Grin Studio, Raleigh, NC
2000 Press, solo exhibition Peace College, Legget Theater Gallery, Raleigh, NC
1999 Alumni Show, Peace College, Legget Theater Gallery, Raleigh, NC
1999 Spring Semester Visiting Artist Exhibitions, Visual Arts Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1998 Icarus 1998, Juried Exhibition Ghost Fleet Gallery, Kitty Hawk, NC
1998 Visiting Faculty Exhibition, Visual Arts Building,University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1998 Joyner Library Invitation Exhibition, East Carolina University
1998 MFA Thesis Show, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenvill
1997 Sculpture Invitational, Kinston Arts Council Gallery, Kinston, NC
1997 Baltic Iron Exhibition, Tallinna Kunstiulikool Eesti, Tallinn Art University, Tallinn Estonia
1997 Illumina Show, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
1997 International Travelling Exhibition Buttermarket Gallery, Cologne, Germany Stadthalle Gallery, Bergheim, Germany
1997 Graduate Student Invitational Show, Gray Gallery
1996 22nd Annual Shelby Arts League, Juried Show, Shelby, NC
1996 Baltic Iron Show, Tallinna Kunstiulikool, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 Baltic Iron Show, Kastellaanimaja Galerii, Tallinn, Estoniaf

Professional Development / Awards & Honors

Professional Development:

2015 VAE’s Ignite Creativity Conference Attendee
2015 Figure Painting 5 day Workshop with Stephen Early
2012 R&F The World of Encaustic Workshop, with Catherine Nash Sedona Arizona
2008 Acrylic Mixed Media Workshop with Patti Brady
2002 Penland, Non Camera Based Photo Processes with Marco Breuer
2000 Lecture on Press, a solo exhibition, Peace College
1999 Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama
1999 Panel Discussion, Art after Academia, Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art
1998 6th Annual No Man’s Land International Wood Carving Competition, Breckenridge, Colorado
1997 90th Anniversary Celebration Ice Carving Symposium East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
1997 Interactive Multimedia Traveling Studio – Poland
1996 2nd Annual Iron Casting Symposium, Tallinn, Estonia
1996 Radiators to Sculpture Iron Casting Symposium, Edenton, NC
1995 Iron Casting Symposium, Tallinn Art University, Tallinn, Estonia

Awards & Honors:

Awarded Associate Professorship Wake Technical Community College
2012 Regional Artists Project Grant, United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County
2007 Outstanding Faculty, Art Department, Wake Technical Community College
2001 Peace College Goodman Scholar, Peace College
2000 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council of Wake County


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    Pods Installation – First Installation as Fine Artist

  • Joined ECU Alumni Exhibition Show
    500 seed balls made to be taken and dispersed.
  • ksmHabit8x8-encaustic Arizona-workshop

    Three Bee Studio Formed – Artist Project Grant Recipient for R&F Workshop with Catherine Nash

  • This year Kelly lead the Art Program at Wake Tech in the development of a new degree program, Associate in Fine Arts. This program allows students to focus on their artistic development while obtaining general education requirements prior to transferring to a University art program.
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    Kelly got to work with Design Dimensions, Inc as they developed exhibition content for the NC History Museum’s exhibition on Lebanese Culture in North Carolina. Kelly’s part was to make small models of Lebanese Food.

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Fine Art

Take at look at the Fine Art Portfolio. Kelly primarily explores human & nature relationships using plants, animals and patterns.

Illustration & Model Making

Kelly has 15 years experience making three-dimensional models and imagery for educational exhibitions.

Graphic Design

Kelly, with husband Damu Murray, offer Graphic Design Services which include brand development, logos, print materials, and web design.

Workshops/Private Lessons

A driving principle that guides Kelly in her teaching practice is the core belief that we all have creative abilities.


Get In Touch

Have questions about some of the work? Interested in hiring Kelly for an illustration, model making, fine art commission, or workshop? I can be reached at the following email:

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