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Kel Mur is a conceptual artist who works in many mediums addressing themes of memory, grief, and trauma pertaining to the body and is recognized as one of the Madison Bridge Work Emerging Artists (2020-21) through Arts + Literature Laboratory. Mur curates and collaborates with chefs in her ongoing project Feast: A Performative Art Dinner and has artwork published in BARED: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts (La Femmes Folles, 2016) and HOOT Online Magazine (November 2013, Issue 25). She is a member of the Catalyst Collective of New Orleans, an art and social action initiative in New Orleans, and volunteers for Mama Maji. Mur graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Fine Art from Monmouth University in 2011 and received the Creativity in Studio Art Award for her senior honors thesis, Commodity. She earned her MFA at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2020. Mur has exhibited locally and nationally including The Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY; New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA; the Cyrus M. Running Gallery, Moorehead, MN; Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO; Commonwealth Gallery, Madison, WI; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; North Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL; and a solo exhibition at Arts + Literature Laboratory, Reap, in Madison, WI on view through the end of February.


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Victoria Maidhof is a lens-based performance and mixed media artist. Her work deals primarily with the feelings and experiences of loneliness, heartbreak, sorrow, and grief. After earning her M.F.A at The San Francisco Art Institute with a full scholarship in 2016, she has been featured in the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Midwestern Project as well as numerous exhibitions including: Photoplace Gallery 2018, 2019, & 2020, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Art Center, 2018, Specto Art Space, 2018, Stictches and Pics Gallery, 2018, Overture Center for the Arts, 2019, Midwest Center for Photography, 2020, Arts + Literature Gallery 2021 as well as an upcoming solo exhibition at the Chestnut Center for the Arts in August 2021. Victoria has also been the recipient of both West Collection and DANG! 2020 artist grants and was published in Don't Smile's Quarterly 2018 and Huffington Post, 2019.


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