Ilse Sørensen Murdock approaches plein air painting with a raw and immediate edge, highlighting nature and illuminating the material world. She studied perceptual painting at the New York Studio School and went on to take courses in philosophy and religious studies at New York University. She then earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2000, and MFA from Rutgers University at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, 2009. Murdock has been a resident of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Vermont Studio Center and has been a returning resident to the DNA Provincetown Residency. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, including with Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY. In 2019 Murdock received the Cultural Award Grant from the American Scandinavian Society, concluding in an exhibition at the Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, 2020. She was also included in a survey of painting: Here and Now at The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey, 2020, and most recently exhibited in a two person show at Platform Project Space, Dumbo, NY. Murdock produces work out of her studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.