Ginger Owen-Murakami

Ginger Owen-Murakami
Associate Professor of Art, Photography and Intermedia
(269) 387-2454
(269) 387-2477
K2122 South Kohrman Hall, Mail Stop 5213
Mailing address: 
Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
  • M.F.A., Photography, Louisiana State University
  • B.F.A., Photography, University of Central Florida

Ginger Owen is an associate professor of art at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art where she teaches in the photography and intermedia program.

Owen’s artwork derives imagery from narratives and themes on family history, race, gender and culture. Her interdisciplinary practices include installation, sculpture, digital and traditional and non-silver photographic processes. She has lectured, worked and exhibited internationally. Owen's awards and grants include a fellowship at Tisch School of Arts, New York University The Photography Institute; Ambassador to Takasaki, Japan; WMU College of Fine Arts fellowship; Atlantic Center for the Arts residency; Individual Artist Grant—Arts Council of Kalamazoo; Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey, UK Arts residency.  

Owen’s exhibitions include: Houston Museum of Art; Living Design Center OZONE, Tokyo, Japan; Texas Tech University; Stony Brook University, New York;  Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona; and the Center for the Living Arts, Mobile, Alabama. Owen’s work is also in the following collections: Fox Talbot Museum; Houston Museum of Art; Mc Neese State University, Lake Charles, LA; J. Paul Getty Museum; and the Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California.


Ginger Owen. History Dress #1, Cyanotype and mixed Media, 3' x 18" x 2"

Ginger Owen. History Dress #1, Cyanotype and mixed Media, 3' x 18" x 2"