Whether it be innovating, imagining or creating, I find myself fascinated with all aspects of ideation.
I'm Ty Murray, a multi-faceted creative, digital communications director and community activist in Knoxville, TN. I bring awareness to and make sense of my experience as a Black woman through my artistry and my activism. I use a combination of music, poetry and style to creatively express myself, and I use my photography as a vehicle for story telling.
Last year I was proud to receive Appalshop's Creators Fund Grant for my photography, awarded to 10 artists who are best positioned to amplify cultural diversity in Appalachia, and who are working in all sorts of mediums.
I'm honored to be a part of the Appalachian Community Fund Affinity Fellowship, comprised of individuals applying their skills, knowledge & energy to advance grassroots change in Central Appalachia in new and creative ways.
I work with The Bottom (a local community space, as the Director of Community Operations) to reclaim & proclaim the presence of Black people and places, Black Mama’s Bail Out Knoxville (as the communications director) to free Black mothers & caregivers from prison cages, and am a part of the Beauford Delaney Mural Crew where we spotlight the legacy of local Black art and employ more Black artists as muralists.
Catch me (aka DJ Ty Dye) hosting Soul Power every Sunday from 6-8pm on 90.3 The Rock, it's 2 hours of soul + funk n feel good music!
This site was built to showcase my works in hopes of connecting and collaborating with other artists, like-minded entities and businesses --- please browse around & take a look at what I do!
Let's create together,