Born and raised in the Saudi Aramco compound city of Dhahran. 


And I Will Always Forever... (1 Hour), Special Project Gallery, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. Sept 17-Oct 12, 2017.

Fashion Island, Mass Gallery, Austin, Texas, October 2015


Screenings: Original Artwork for the Cinema Screen, Laemmle Noho 7, October-December 2018. Curated by Conor Thompson.

Leave the Legs, We Are Arms, Roger’s Office, Los Angeles, CA.
August 25-September 22, 2018.

If You Bought $5 of Bitcoin 7 Years Ago, You'd be $4.4 Million Richer
, with Reinhart Selvik, Actual Size Gallery, June 24-27, 2017

Shapes for the Deep Unrest, UC Irvine Thesis Exhibition, April 27-May13, 2017

Site Phenomena, Raymond Renaissance Theater, Pasadena, California, October 1, 2016

Deep Enough to Drown, Visual Arts Gallery, Structural and Materials Engineering Building, UC San Diego, organized by Jennifer Pastor and Anya Gallacio, June 5-12, 2015

Land Arts of the American West, Graduate School of Architecture, Texas Tech University, March 2013

AS220 Artist Residency Exhibition, with Maia Ibar, Providence, Rhode Island, August 2009

Austin Video Bee Showcase, Austin, Texas, 2008.


Land Arts of the American West, Blueprint Magazine UK, Herbert Wright, July 2013

Perfect Wave Magazine, featured artist, Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Issue 002 2012

SS/FW "(2010) - Maura Murnane,, Joanne McNeil, 2011

Maura Murnane's Photoshop Art, a Surreal Take on the Fashion Industry,, Suzanne Labarre, 2011

Trendsetter Magazine, Turkey, featured artist, Melis Tüzmen,  July 2011

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. Artist lecture and gallery visit as part of exhibition "And I Will Always Forever... (1 Hour)." September 2017

Hypersourced, Panel Discussion with Jeff Baij, Guthrie Lonergan, Michael Manning, Maura Murnane and Eden Phair; moderated by Brianna Bakke at UC Irvine. June 2, 2016

School of Visual Arts, NYC, artist lecture, introduction to digital photography, instructor Kimberlee Venable. May 2013


2017 MFA in Studio Art from UC Irvine
2006 BFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin