Thérèse Murdza

Artist Thérèse Murdza builds her signature bright, richly textured paintings for both commercial and residential portable collections. Using an animated range of circles, lines and colors, she creates large, multi-paneled works on canvas, and smaller works on canvas and paper. Her early musical training remains an influence: “If we could see spoken words, if we could see music, somehow see a measure of the sound, thatʼs what I paint.”  She has a BS in Theatre Arts from Towson University (Towson, MD). She studied Life Drawing at the Durham Arts Council School; Botanical Drawing at the ArtSchool at The ArtsCenter (Carrboro, NC); and Mural Painting with Larry Kangas (Portland, OR). Murdza has a studio in Portland, Oregon. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, and her work can be found in many residential, commercial, and museum collections, including: Marshalltown Public Library, Marshalltown, IA; Mercy Cancer Center – West Lakes, Clive, IA; Casey Eye Institute. Office of Dev. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; The Eleanor Building, Durham, NC; and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University, Durham, NC.