Elizabeth Murphy is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, “A Forward Looking Art: Education, Creative Exchange, & the Rise of Modern Native American Art” examines the ways that art education and pedagogy influenced the rise of individualism and creative agency in the work of modern Native American artists.
She is currently a Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center fellow. She was also the recipient of a College Doctoral Fellowship at USC, as well as numerous travel research fellowships and teaching awards. She was the co-founder and curator of the A.D. Collective in Santa Fe, an artist-run alternative exhibition space and community art center. She was born and raised in Santa Fe and is happy to be able to call it home again.