Professional
2009 - guest critic, Massachusetts College of Art & Design reviews
2003 - present Independent Artist / Curator - Boston, MA
1982 - 2002 Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills, MI
__________Head, Print \ Media Department
_____.1990 Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
__________Instructor
_____.1984 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
__________Instructor
_____.1981 Toledo Museum of Art School - Toledo, OH
__________Instructor

Education
_____.1981 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
__________M.F.A Printmaking
_____.1979 Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant, MI
__________M.A. Printmaking
_____.1972 Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
__________B.F.A Sculpture

Grants
_____.2002 Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
__________Names Project, in partnership of Cranbrook Academy of Arts & Pontiac Public Schools
_____.1989 National Endowment for the Arts
__________Visual Artists Fellowship Grant - Works on paper
_____.1988 Arts Midwest
__________NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship
_____.1987 Michigan Council for the Arts
__________Individual Artist Grant
_____.1984 Michigan Council for the Arts
__________Individual Artist Grant

1 & 2 Person Exhibitions
2000 - 2001 "Double Flame" - Cranbrook Art Museum

_____.1996 "Clear Gravy" - GMI Institute
__________ Flint, MI

_____.1993 "The CULT of Aesthetics" - Merwin Gallery
__________Illinois Wesleyan University - Bloomington, IL

__________"The ART of Production" - Fine Arts Gallery
__________Mott Community College - Flint, MI

_____.1991"Fella-ship" - Hugh Merrill, Steve Murakishi
__________Leedy-Voulkos Gallery - Kansas City, MO

_____.1989 "Hard Ball" - San Antonio Art Institute
__________San Antonio, TX

__________Moreau Gallery - Saint Mary's College
__________South Bend, IN

_____.1986 "Abrasion of Moments" - Buckham Fine Art Project
__________Flint, MI

__________"Contemporaries III" - Ball State University Art Museum
__________Muncie, IN

__________"Art for Americans" - Cantor / Lemberg Gallery
__________Birmingham, MI

_____.1985 "Men on Base" - Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum

_____.1983 "The Underground River" - Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum

Cutorial, Selected
_____.2002
"Walk on Water" - Powell’s City of Books
__________ Portland OR

_____.2001 "Ponte Futuro" - Univ. of GA
__________ Cortona, Italy co-curated/Sergio Soave

2000 - 2001 "Fabula; Consumer Media" - Cranbrook Museum of Art
__________co-curated Irene Hoffman

Panels & Presentations
_____.2008 - "Planet Jawbone" Southern Graphics Council Conference, Richmond,VA
_____.2001
"Not there:Tenacious Absence" - College Art Association Conference
__________New York, NY
_____.2001 "Whoop Ass or Whup Ass; our ambiguous conflict” - Crossing Boundaries
__________Portland, OR

_____.1999 College Art Association Conference - Los Angeles
__________"Post-Lingua: the Interraciality of Tongues" Panel chair
_____.1999 College Art Association Conference - Toronto
__________"America Dreams in Colors"
__________Southern Graphics Conference - Athens, OH
__________" LifeafterDeath"
__________Mid-Americ Print Conference - Cincinnati
__________"RE-VISION"

_____.1999 Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
__________"Action League Now!"

_____.1996 Southern Graphics Conference - Morgantown, WV
__________"Gnarly Futility"

_____.1995 Southern Graphics Conference - Knoxville, TN
__________"Swoosh, The Mark of Modernism"

_____.1994 Mid-America Print Council Conference - "Prince"
__________Indiana University - South Bend South Bend, IN

_____.1993 Southern Graphics Council Conference - Baltimore, MD
__________"The Teasing of Empowerment: Big Hair & TrompeL'oeil"

_____.1991 Southern Graphics Council Conference - Kansas City, MO
__________"The Love Connection" Panel chair
_____.1990 Mid-America College Art Association - Kansas City, MO

Selected Writings
_____.1990 "betwixt" - fabula; consumer media
__________Cranbrook Art Museum

_____.1990 "Morphability Inn America"
__________The New Art Examiner, February

_____.1993 "Mo' Colors, Mo' Better"
__________Critical Impressions - Florida State Univ. Gallery and Museum

_____.1993 "Art is Unnecessary" Long News, In the Short Century Issue

Lectures
__________• Cal Arts - Valencia, CA
__________• Tyler School of Art, Temple University
__________• Pacific Northwest College of Art
__________• School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
__________• University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
__________• Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
__________• University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
__________• Illinois Wesleyan University - Bloomington, IL
__________• Rice University - Houston, TX
__________• The Glassell School of Art - Houston, TX
__________University of Washington - Seattle, WA
__________• University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
__________• Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
__________• Kansas City Art Institute - Kansas City, MO
__________
• Cleveland Institute of Art - Cleveland, OH
__________• Cornish College of Art - Seattle, WA
__________• Pacific Northwest College of Art - Portland, OR
__________• Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI
__________• Oxbow - Saugatuck, MI
__________• Georgia Museum of Art - Athens, GA
__________• Hartford Art School - Hartford, CT
__________• Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
__________• Rockford College - Rockford, IL
__________• Saint Mary's College - South Bend, IN
__________• San Antonio Art Institute - San Antonio, TX
__________• UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
__________• New Mexico State University -Las Cruces, NM
__________• University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
__________• Ball State University - Muncie, IN
__________• Atlanta College of Art - Atlanta, GA
__________• Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
__________• Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA - Athens, GA
__________• University of W. VA - Morgantown, WVA
__________• Univ. of Maryland @ Baltimore County
__________• College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

Public Collections
__________• Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn, NY
__________• Franklin Furnace - New York, NY
__________• Detroit Institute of Art - Detroit, MI
__________• Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, PA
__________• Illinois State University Galleries - Normal, IL
__________• Florida A&M University - Tallahassee, FL
__________• Tulane University - New Orleans, LA
__________• University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA
__________• Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
__________• The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum - Rutgers, NJ
__________• Dallas Public Library - Dallas, TX
__________• Detroit Public Library - Detroit, MI
__________• Newark Public Library - Newark, NJ
__________• Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University - Athens, OH
__________• University of Wisconsin @ Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
__________• University of California @ Riverside - Riverside, CA
__________• Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
__________• New York Public Library - New York, NY
__________• Nelson-Atkins Museum - Kansas City, MO
__________• College Art Gallery, SUNY @ New Paltz - New Paltz, NY
__________• Mint Museum - Charlotte, NC
__________• Virginia Museum of Fine Art - Richmond,VA
__________• Newport Harbor Museum of Art - Newport Beach, CA
__________• Wesleyan University Museum of Art - Middletown, CT
__________• Ball State University Art Museum - Muncie, IN
__________• Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
__________• City of Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA
__________• Muskegon Museum of Art - Muskegon, MI
__________• Gonzaga University - Spokane, WA
__________• Spencer Museum of Art, Univ. of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
__________• University of Iowa Museum of Art - Iowa City, IA
__________• Downey Museum of Art - Downey, CA
__________• Galleries of Claremont Colleges - Claremont, CA
__________• Artrain of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI
__________• California State University -Long Beach, CA
__________• The Picker Art Gallery - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
__________• Greater Lafayette Museum of Art -Lafayette, IN
__________• The Print Club of Albany - Albany, NY
__________• Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI
__________• Printmaking Workshop - New York, NY
__________• Honolulu Academy of the Arts - Honolulu, HA
__________• Archer M. Huntington Gallery, Univ. of Texas - Austin, TX
__________• Davenport Municipal Art Gallery - Davenport,IA
__________• Art Gallery of Nova Scotia -Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
__________• University of Pennsylvania -Philadelphia, PA
__________• Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions
2003-2004 "Newer Genres: 20 Years of the Rutgers archives for Printmaking"

_____.2001 "Crosscurrents, Pyramid Atlantic" Univ. of MD

_____.1999 "Postopia"
__________Craft & Folk Art Museum - Los Angeles, CA
__________"Fabled Impressions"
__________Georgia Museum of Art - Athens, GA

_____.1997 "True Crime" - co-curated w/Critical Art Ensemble
__________Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
__________"re-cycling Ophelia"
__________site installation - Cranbrook - Bloomfield Hills, MI
__________"a place in between"
__________Steelhead Gallery - South Bend, IN
__________"Changing Media”
__________Armory Center for the Arts - Pasadena, CA
__________"Impressions: Contemporary Asian American Prints”
__________Brandywine Workshop, Center for the Visual Arts - Philadelphia, PA
__________"Pervasive Impression, Contemporary Political Prints”
__________University of Texas @ Arlington

_____.1997 "Soothsayer" - Traveling print exhibition
__________Chadron State College, Chadron, NH

_____.1995 "Polemical Prints"
__________Center Galleries - Detroit, MI

_____.1994 "Cranbrook Collects"
__________"Made in Detroit"
__________CAAM Bloomfield Hills, MI
__________Center Galleries, Center for Studies, Detroit, MI

_____.1993 "The French have a Word for it"
__________Matrix Gallery - Chicago, IL

_____.1992 "Murder as Phenomena"
__________SF CAMERAWORK San Francisco, CA - catalog
__________"University of Michigan Alumni Exhibition"
__________Slusser Art Gallery, School of Art
__________University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - Catalog
__________"A Question of Purity" The Hoffman Gallery
__________Oregon School of Arts & Crafts - Portland, OR

_____.1991 "L' Amour Fou"
__________The Banff Centre - Banff, Alberta, Canada

_____.1990 "9 + 1"
__________Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum - Bloomfield Hills, MI
__________"Engines of Perception"
__________Slusser Art Gallery, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

_____.1989"Assembled Object"
__________Michigan Council for the Arts Gallery Detroit, MI

_____.1988 "Color Print USA"
__________Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

_____.1987 "Cranbrook Contemporary"
__________Museum of Contemporary Art - Cacas, Venezuela
__________"Michigan Biennial"
__________Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
__________"What if....."
__________Lill Street Gallery - Chicago, IL

_____.1986 "Cranbrook Contemporary"
__________Museum of Art - Sao Paulo, Brazil
__________Palacio des Artes - Belo Horizante, Brazil
__________Costa Pinto Museum - Salvador, Brazil
__________Museum of Modern Art - Rio de Janerio, Brazil
__________National Museum of Fine Arts - Buenos Aires, Argentina
__________National Museum of Fine Arts - Santiago, Chile

 



Teaching Excellence in Printmaking

Steve Murakishi, former Head of the Print Media Department (1981 | 2002), Cranbrook Academy of Art & Design, Bloomfield HIlls, MI



Steve Murakishi has worked as an artist, curator, writer/lecturer, teacher, and was the Head of the Print Media Department, at Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1981 - 2002. He currently resides in Boston and works as an independent artist and curator.

The edges of Murakishi's works are in the cultural, political and sometimes common identities of our contemporary milieu. These works cut deeply into the elliptical path of social complexities, cultural differences and individual identities.

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