My Memory is a Machine: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray Exhibition Debut at Alma | Lewis

Alma | Lewis is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition My Memory is a Machine: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, featuring the captivating works of self-taught artist Ambrose Rhapsody Murray. The exhibition will be on view from May 16th to September 27th, 2024, at ALMA | LEWIS.

Ambrose Rhapsody Murray, with roots in Florida and Asheville, NC, is known for their multidisciplinary approach to art, incorporating sewing, painting, material experimentation, film, and collaborative projects. Through their art, Murray delves into the complexities of our relationships with colonial legacies, the symbolic representation of Black feminine bodies, and the intricate layers of memory and remembering.

“Through Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s evocative exhibition, My Memory is a Machine, we are invited to embark on a reflective journey, exploring the intersection of memory, identity, and storytelling” said A | L’s Executive Director & Chief Curator Kilolo Luckett. “Murray’s intertwined narratives beckon us to contemplate the complexities of our lived experiences and the enduring resonance of the past in shaping our present and future.”

The opening reception and artist talk for My Memory is a Machine: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray will take place on May 16th at 5:30 pm. The event is free with registration and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Murray’s thought-provoking pieces and gain insight into their creative process.

Selected artworks from Ambrose Rhapsody Murray’s collection can be found in esteemed institutions such as The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Montclair Art Museum. Additionally, Murray’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad, further cementing their status as a rising star in the art world.

“I’m creating new work around themes of nostalgia, memory and desire/longing. Rather than focusing on colonial archival imagery, I’m drawn towards found photos that feel familiar, capturing scenes of romantic or familial intimacy” said Ambrose Rhapsody Murray. “I’m excited to be exhibiting in Pittsburgh for the first time. ALMA | LEWIS is an exciting opportunity to experiment and incubate in the form of an exhibition—which is so necessary to develop my practice and push my work towards and past its growing edges.” Opening reception art talk takes place May 16 at 5:30. visit For more information and to register for the reception, visit

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