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Ellen Murray Meissinger

Ellen Murray Meissinger

Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

e.murray@asu.edu

480-965-3748

School of Art
Arizona State University
PO Box 871505
Tempe, AZ 85287-1505

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
  • Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Humanities Initiative, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Biography

Ellen Murray Meissinger joined the ASU School of Art faculty in 1986 as Professor of Drawing and Painting. She currently supervises one of the largest watercolor and water-based media art programs in the country. As a visual artist and scholar Professor Murray studies threats to the environment and ways to use perception and visual narrative to help increase public awareness. Her interdisciplinary artistic practice poses important questions related to critical environmental, social, economic, and human issues at the intersection of art, science, and sustainability. Water as important resource and natural force, and its role in determining structures, creating and destroying environments, and sustaining ecosystems is a major research interest. Professor Murray’s artworks have been exhibited in over 100 international and national art exhibitions. She is the recipient of a Mid–America Arts Alliance Grant to support a national travelling exhibition of her artwork and a Katherine H. Herberger Innovative Teaching Grant. Her artworks have received numerous awards and are part of many important private and corporate collections including IBM, and McDonalds Corporation. Murray’s multi-media art installation Deluge, describing the aftermath of the devastating 1966 flood in Florence, Italy, and the world response, was exhibited at the famous Santa Croce Museum in Florence where it was viewed by more than 70 thousand visitors.

Education

  • MFA, Fine Arts, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • BFA, Fine Arts, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Expertise

Creative Works

2015

Meissinger, E. M. 2015. Watercolor Missouri International. Missouri Watercolor Society Gallery. St. Louis, MO. (Art Work)

Meissinger, E. M. 2015. Watercolor NOW 2015. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO. (Watercolor)

Meissinger, E. M. 2015. Watercolor USA. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.

2014

Meissinger, E. M. 2014. Korea/Japan/America Watercolor Exhibition. Han Jeon Plaza Exhibition Hall. Gangnam, Seoul, Korea.

Meissinger, E. M. 2014. National Contemporary Realism Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2014. Watercolor Now Exhibition 2014. Gray Gallery, Quincy University, Quincy, IL and Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO.

2013

Meissinger, E. M. 2013. ASU School of Art Faculty Exhibition. ASU Museum of Art. Tempe, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2013. Back in the Day. ASU School of Art Faculty Exhiibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University School of Art. Tempe, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2013. International/National Invitational Inaugural Exhibition. Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Postal Plaza Gallery. Stillwater, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2013. Small Works Exhibition. MA Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2013. Third Wave Exhibition. Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace. Tempe, AZ.

2012

Meissinger, E. M. 2012. Small Works Exhibition. MA Doran Galley. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2012. Watercolor Now 2012. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.

2011

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. Blind Jury. ASU Faculty Exhibition, Night Gallery. Tempe, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. Drawing Connections. International Drawing Exhibition, Siena Art Institute. Siena, Italy.

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. Group Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. National Watercolor Society All Member Juried Exhibition. San Pedro, CA.

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. Watercolor Now. National Invitational Exhibit, Brick Gallery, Missouri State University. Springfield, MO.

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. Watercolor Now 2010-11. National Invitational, Slater Memorial Gallery. Pawtucket, RI.

Meissinger, E. M. 2011. WHS National Watercolor Invitational. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.

Meissinger, E. M., R. Goings, J. Pasin-Sloan and O. Duecker. 2011. National Realist Exhibition. MA Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

2010

Meissinger, E. M. 2010. International Watercolor Exchange Exhibition. National Art Center. Tokyo, Japan.

Meissinger, E. M. 2010. Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition. Wichita Center for the Arts. Wichita, KS.

Meissinger, E. M. 2010. New Realism Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2010. Small Works Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2010. The State of Things. Night Galley, Tempe Marketplace. Tempe, AZ.

2009

Meissinger, E. M. 2009. Invitational Watercolor Exhibition. Missouri State University Art and Design Gallery. Springfield, MO.

Meissinger, E. M. 2009. Tempe Teaches. Edna Vihel Center for the Arts. Tempe, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2009. Watercolor USA. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.

Meissinger, E. M. 2009. Works on Paper. American Contemporary Gallery. Annapolis, MD.

2008

Meissinger, E. M. 2008. Fall Group Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2008. Group Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2008. Master of Illusion. Tempe Center for the Arts. Tempe, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2008. Watercolor Honor Society National Travel Exhibition. Art Center at Fallbrook. Fallbrook, CA.

Meissinger, E. M. 2008. Watercolor Now 2008. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.

2007

Meissinger, E. M. 2007. Midwest Art Exhibition. National Invitational, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery. Lindsborg, KS.

Meissinger, E. M. 2007. Water Lust. Regional Group Invitation, Tempe Public Library. Tempe, AZ.

2006

Meissinger, E. M. 2006. Arizona Aqueous International Exhibition. Tubac Art Center. Tubac, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2006. Deluge. Solo International Invitation Exhibition, in conjunction with 40th Anniversary of the 1966 Florence Flood, Santa Croce Church/Museum. Florence, Italy.

Meissinger, E. M. 2006. Summer National Watercolor Exhibition. Park Central Gallery. Springfield, MO.

Meissinger, E. M. 2006. Watercolor Now! 2006. Missouri State University Art Gallery. Springfield, MO.

2005

Meissinger, E. M. 2005. Arrowmont Spring Faculty Exhibition. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.

Meissinger, E. M. 2005. Food the Eye: New Realities. Shemer Art Center and Museum. Phoenix, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2005. National Landscape Show. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2005. Watercolor Now! 2005. Park Central Gallery. Springfield, MO.

2004

Meissinger, E. M. 2004. 20th Annual Small Works Show. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2004. Contemporary American Landscapes. National Invitational, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2004. Contemporary American Realism VII. National Invitational, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

2003

Meissinger, E. M. 2003. Contemporary realism VI. National Invitational, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2003. Curator's Choice. Grand Rapids Art Gallery, Grand Rapids Community College. Grand Rapids, MI.

Meissinger, E. M. 2003. Illuminating the Ordinary, State of the Art 2003 International Biennial Watercolor Invitational Exhibition. Parkland Art Gallery. Champaign, IL.

Meissinger, E. M. 2003. Illuminating the Ordinary, State of the Art 2003 International Biennial Watercolor Invitational Exhibition. Siena Heights University. Adrian, MI.

Meissinger, E. M. 2003. Small Works. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2003. Watercolor Now! 2003. Springfield Art Museum. Springfield, MO.

2002

Meissinger, E. M. 2002. Arrowmont Summer Faculty Exhibition. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.

Meissinger, E. M. 2002. Contemporary American Landscapes. National Invitational, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2002. Contemporary American Realism V. National Invitational, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

2001

Meissinger, E. M. 2001. Contemporary American Landscapes: An Urban and Rural Perspective. National Invitational, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2001. Contemporary American Realism III. National Invitation, M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

2000

Meissinger, E. M. 2000. Arizona State University and University of Arizona Art Faculty Invitational Exhibition. Marshall Arts Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2000. Gallery Exhibition. M A Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.

Meissinger, E. M. 2000. School of Art - A Curriculum-Based Art Exhibition. Arizona Museum for Youth. Mesa, AZ.

Meissinger, E. M. 2000. Watermedia 2000 National Invitational. Huntsville Museum of Art. Huntsville, AL.