Zora J Murrf and Rana Young

Zora J Murff and Rana Young are lovers, artists, and educators based in Providence, RI; both are professors at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (Boston, MA) and earned MFAs in Studio Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Their photographic series, Fade Like a Sigh, has been exhibited nationally, featured widely online, and written about for Hyperallergic and the British Journal of Photography. In 2022, selected prints from the project were acquired for the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and exhibited as part of Sightlines: Photographs from the Collection (August 6, 2022 – May 7, 2023).

From 2019 to 2021, Murff and Young conceptualized and independently funded their curatorial project, Take It from Here, featuring lens-based works by ten emerging artists employing the camera as a multifaceted tool for imagination, play, and self-exploration. The project was awarded an exhibition at Filter Space (Chicago, IL) in 2021, and they partnered with Travis Shaffer of theretherenow. to create a limited edition Risograph artist’s book/exhibition catalogue. The publication received a ‘Jurors’ Special Mention: Catalogue as DIY Exhibition’ for the 2021 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

www.zora-murff.com   www.ranayoung.com

Current Exhibitions & Events

  • Exhibition
Upcoming
16 March to 30 June 2024