Melissa Pierce Murray's practice considers how engagement, interactions, objects and materials can facilitate and deepen awareness of our place in the world. Often interactive or participatory, her sculptural works use an aesthetic driven approach to interweave materials, emotion and narrative, creating a tactile allure and unnerving edginess. Melissa’s practice is informed by interdisciplinary studies and interests in literature, physics and dance, while her sensitivity to place and material arises from her roots in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado.
Melissa Pierce Murray has shown work extensively across the UK and Internationally including: Artwalk Wakefield / Index Festival / Yorkshire Sculpture International, Wakefield, 2022; The Hostry, Norwich and University College, Oxford, 2019-20. She was also invited as a keynote speaker for Mestizajes International Conference on Art, Literature and Science, Spain, 2021. Melissa holds a BA (English Literature, Physics, University of Colorado) and MA Fine Arts (Norwich University of the Arts, U.K).