Kel Mur (she/they) grew up in New Jersey and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Fine Art from Monmouth University in 2011, where she received the Creativity in Studio Art Award for her senior honors thesis, Commodity. After her undergraduate studies, she relocated to New Orleans to develop her studio practice before relocating to Madison, Wisconsin, to pursue an MFA. Kel Mur has exhibited throughout the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast, showing work concerned primarily with the body exploring its various tribulations, including grief and the chronic subjugation of the femme-presenting form. Kel Mur has had artwork published in BARED: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts (La Femmes Folles, 2016), HOOT Online Magazine (November 2013, Issue 25), Sweetbitter by poet Stacey Balkun (Sundress Publications, 2022), and AJS Perspectives the Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies (Winter 2023). Kel Mur earned her MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Spring of 2020. She resides in Madison, WI, where she was recognized as one of the Madison Bridge Work Emerging Artists (2020-21) through the Arts + Literature Laboratory. She also nurtures a curatorial practice as a member of the Arts + Literturature Laboratory Visual Arts Team and as the current Gallery and Studio Manager for River Arts, Inc. in Prairie du Sac, WI, where she programs their multiple gallery spaces and educational workshops.