Prema Murthy is an American artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She works in drawing, prints, installation, and digital media to explore the ever-shifting boundaries of embodiment, cognition and Mind. She received a BA in Art History and Women’s Studies from the University of Texas, Austin and an MFA from Goldsmith's College, London.
She has exhibited in numerous shows nationally and internationally including PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Reina Sofia Museum-Madrid, the Generali Foundation-Vienna, and the India Habitat Center-New Delhi. She is the co-founder of the artgroup Fakeshop, known for its’ pioneering large-scale performative installations using live video conferencing technologies. The group was selected for the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Artforum.
She has participated in artist residencies at The Times Up Organization in Linz, Austria, The Harvestworks Residency in New York, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at the World Trade Center in 2000, CICV Pierre Schaeffer in Belfort, France, The Wesley Center for New Media in Atlanta, and The GAEA Foundation Residency in Provincetown, MA. Her awards and commissions include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Creative Capital Grant in Emerging Fields, a Greenwall Foundation Commission for Turbulence.org, a Finishing Fund Grant from The Experimental Television Center, a Visual Artist Grant from the Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, a Digital Matrix Commission from the Bronx Council on the Arts, an Urban Artists Initiative Grant from the Asian American Arts Alliance. She has taught Digital Art at City College (CUNY) and Sarah Lawrence College, NY. Her works are in several public and private collections.