TRACES: 28 Days in Elizabeth Murray’s Studio is a multimedia installation focused on a durational performance in response to the former studio of the late American painter Elizabeth Murray. The exhibition includes a video shown in three segments, photographs, watercolor drawings, and displayed objects that belonged to Elizabeth Murray.

Two years ago, during my time in the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency program, I had the unique opportunity to use Murray’s dairy barn-turned-studio located on the upstate farm where she split her time for over two decades of her life. 

Using my body as a medium through which to channel and revive Murray’s studio, I gradually developed a choreography of intuitive actions and movements repeated over the course of each day. I observed and examined the space, animated Murray’s studio objects through interaction, and created a series of gestures and watercolor drawings that mirror the smudges and traces left on her studio walls.