Asheville High School

Memory and Identity: Drawing the Self with artist, liana AMbrose Murray- February 2019

Over 55 students explored their identity through the creation of contour self-portraits. These were inspired by the works of Toyin Ojih Odutola, Brianna McCarthy, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

The finished artwork was then displayed in the lobby of Lipinsky Auditorium at UNCA for The Listening Project Live event on February 28th.


About the artist: Liana Ambrose Murray is a multimedia visual artist from Asheville, NC with roots in Florida. After graduating from Asheville High School in 2014, Liana graduated from Yale College with a BA in African American Studies and a concentration in Art in May of 2008. She is currently Artist-In-Residence at the Mississippi Center for Cultural Production in Utica, Mississippi.