Aziza Murray is a New Mexico based artist working primarily in photography. In 2015 she graduated with an MFA from the University of New Mexico where she also worked as a pictorial archiving fellow for the Center for Southwest Research. Since then, Aziza has worked in different capacities in the film industry in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, further piquing her interest in cinematography. Much of her work stems from a well of nostalgia for objects and moments, the materiality of photography, and her personal history–from experiencing tragic loss at an early age, to her multilayered experiences as a biracial person growing up in Washington, DC. She has shown her work in DC at Connersmith Contemporary and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and in Albuquerque at the Harwood Arts Center, the UNM Art Museum and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Earlier this year, photographs from her Desert series were included in a group show at MASS Gallery in Austin, TX.