Steve Murillo
Murillo Studios / Wichita, KS
Phone/Fax: 316-265-3380
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Anthony Stephen Murillo, January 3,1949, Chillicothe, MO


BFA, Wichita State University, 1970. MFA, Wichita State University, 1973.

Steve Murillo is a popular Wichita artist, well know for his wall murals and large public art sculptures. He received his BGA and MFA from Wichita State University, was a graduate teaching fellow at WSU and later taught there for twelve years. He was resident artist at the Michael Karolyi foundation in southern France, served as an artist-in-resident for three years in the state, and was recently awarded an artist residency at Rocky Mountain National Park. Steve maintains an active studio and gallery in Old Town, Wichita, KS. As artist consultant to the City of Wichita, he has been involved in a number of capital improvement projects, including a newly installed Solar Calendar in Central Riverside Park; and a major environmental work at Sedgwick County Park.

Professional Positions:

Preparator, Wichita Art Association 1968-70
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Wichita State University 1970-72
Instructor, Wichita Art Association, 1968-70 and 1988-89
Adjunct Professor, Butler County Community College 1976-77
Senior Library Assistant, Wichita Public Library1976-77
Adjunct Professor, Coffeyille Community College 1980
Gallery Assistant, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NewYork City 1983
Curator of Exhibitions, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum 1984-87
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University 1988-93
Adjunct Professor, Wichita State University 1989-2002


Artist-in-Schools Resident, National Endowment for the Arts, Wichita BOE 1977-79
Artist-in-Schools Resident, National Endowment for the Arts, Tonganoxie BOE 1979-80
Resident Artist, Michael Karolyi Foundation, Vence France 1979
Artist-in-Resident, Rocky Mountain National Park 2000

Not-For-Profit Charitable Commissions:

Wichita Symphony, painted violins, Wichita, KS. 2003
Plane Crazy, painted airplane, The Arts Council, Wichita, KS. 2003
Tunes on the Tarmac, tabletop sculpture, Arts Partners, Wichita, KS. 2002 and 2003

Commissions: Commercial:

Fairfield Hotel at WaterWalk, Murals, Wichita, KS 2011
St. Marks Cathedral, Ceiling Murals, St. Marks, KS 2010
Holy Cross Lutheran Church,
Mural, Wichita, KS, 2009
Caffe Moderne Mural, Wichita, KS, 2008
WaterWalk Residences, Elevator Lobby Paintings, Wichita, KS, 2009
Crown Center Weston Hotel, Brasserie Café Murals, KC, MO 2007-08
WaterWalk Residences, Mural, Wichita, KS, 2008
Breakthrough Organization Mural, Wichita, KS, 2007
Cinnamon's Deli, Mural, Wichita, KS, 2006
Wichita Collegiate Schools, Ceramic Butterfly Murals, Wichita, KS 2005-06
McAlister Oil Company, paintings, Wellington, KS. 2005
Bella Luna, paintings, Wichita, KS. 2004, 2005
Greteman Group, painting, Wichita, KS. 2003
Epic Center, lobby, mural, Wichita, KS. 2001
Eaton Place, residential lobby, historic mural, Wichita, KS. 2001
Collegiate Lower School, Martha Shoaf ceramic mural, Wichita, KS. 2000
Chisholm Trail State Bank, Park City, KS. 2000
Union Cafe, murals, Union Station, Kansas City, Mo., 1999
The Hotel at Old Town, murals, Wichita, KS., 1999
Sunflower Bank, mural, Wichita, KS., 1999
Red Bean's Bayou Grill, murals, Wichita, KS., 1999 & 1995
Spear's Old Mill Restaurant, murals, Newton, KS., 1999 & 1995
First Gear, paintings, Wichita, KS., 1998
Big Fish Restaurant, painting, Wichita, KS., 1998
Jasper's Restaurant, murals, Kansas City, Mo., 1998
Red Beard's Saloon, mural, Wichita, KS., 1998
Japengo Restaurant, murals & paintings, Kansas City, MO., 1998
Olive Tree Restaurant, murals, Wichita, KS., 1998,1995, & 1986
Nature's Mercantile, mural, Wichita, KS., 1997
Hereford House Restaurant, paintings, Leawood, KS., 1997
Andover Middle School, murals, Andover, KS., 1996
Mort's Cigar Bar, mural, Wichita, KS., 1996
Newton Factory Outlet, murals, Newton, KS., 1996
Stanford Comedy House, mural, Wichita, KS., 1995
Panera Restaurant, mural, Wichita, KS., 1995
Larkspur Restaurant, murals, Wichita, KS., 1995 & 1992
Rowdy Joe's Steakhouse, paintings, Wichita, KS., 1994
Piccadilly Restaurant, mural, Wichita, KS., 1992
KAKE TV, mural, Wichita, KS., 1980
Color Craft, mural, Wichita, KS., 1980
Bank IV, paintings, Wichita, KS., 1979

City of Wichita: Capitol Improvement Proiects/ Public Art Projects:

Railroad Corridor Project, SPT Architecture, sculpture design, 2010
WaterWalk, sculpture, art consultant, Albert Paley artist, 2010
K96 Trailhead at Grove Park, Law Kingdon, art consultant & artist, 2005-2006
Central Riverside Park: Solar Calendar, stone and ceramic mural designs, artist, 2003-2004
Old Town Square, shade structures, MarketPlace Properties, art consultant, 2002-2003
Riverside Park Improvements: Wilson, Darnell, Mann Architects, art consultant, 2001-2003
West Douglas; McCluggage, VanSickle, & Perry, art consultant, 2000
Pocket Park, East Douglas, ceramic mural design, artist, 2000
Bike Path Enhancements, McLean Blvd. To 13th; Baughman Co., art consultant, 2000
McLean/Meridian/Central; Baughman Co., art consultant, 1999-2001
SE Wichita Bike Path; Baughman Co.,art consultant, 1997-8
Bike Path, McLean Blvd. To 13th; Baughman Co., art consultant, 1997-8
W. 21st S1. (Broadway to Hood); Austin-Miller Architects, art consultant, awarded 1997
W. Central (McLean to I 35); Baughman Co., art consultant, 1997-9
Seneca S1. (McLean to Kellogg); Mid Kansas Engineering Consultants, art consultant, 1998-2000
College Hill Swimming Pool; Howard & Helmer Architects, artist & art consultant, ] 998-2000
River City Brewery; Mural, Wichita, KS., 1993-94
Old Town Parking Lot, 2nd & Washington, David Burk, artist, sculpture project, 1994

Commissions: Private

Gordon & Chris Ens, painting, Andover, KS. 2005
Katherine & Brian Rocky, paintings, Wichita, KS. 2004
Brandon Steven, triptych painting, Wichita, KS. 2003
Mr. & Mrs. George Angle, Wichita, KS. 2003
Mrs. Carol Wilson, painting, Wichita, KS. 2002
Mrs. Belinda Jones, drawings, Belle Plain, KS. 2001
Ms. Margo Skinner, painting, Wichita, KS. 2001
Drs. Laura & Philip Knight, murals, Wichita, KS. 1995, and 2001
Mrs. Jessica Evans, mural, Wichita, KS., 1999
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Shank, painting, Wichita, KS., 1999
Dr. & Mrs. Ed Weipert, murals, Goddard, KS., 1998 & 2000
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Crowder, ceramic mural, 1996, painting, 1999 Wichita, KS.
Mr. & Mrs. Bud Beren, mural, Wichita, KS., 1999
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Decker, painting, Wichita, KS., 1998
Mr. & Mrs. David Burk, paintings, Wichita, KS., 1997,2004,2005
Mr. & Mrs. Bud Gates, murals, Wichita, KS., 1997
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Walsh, painting, Wichita, KS., 1996
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Carrico, murals, Wichita, KS., 1996
Dr. & Mrs. Stan Messner, mural, Wichita, KS.,1996
Ms. Jill White, mural, Wichita, KS., 1996
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Newman, triptych, Wichita, KS., 1995
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Wilson, mural, Wichita, KS., 1993 & 1994.

Works in Collections:

Pizza Hut Corporate Offices, Wichita, KS.; MISCO Industries, Wichita, KS.; Rickerby's Picture Framing Co., Wichita, KS.;
Bank IV, Wichita, KS.; Watermark Books, Wichita, KS.; Farm Credit Banks, Wichita, KS.; City of Wichita, KS.;
Greenley & Lewellen Architects, Wichita, KS.; Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS.; Kreonite Inc., Wichita, KS.;
Wichita Center For the Arts; Mrs. Margo Skinner, Wichita, KS.; Dr. & Mrs. Ray Fisher, Wichita, KS.;
Dr. Roger Adelson, Tempe, Az.; Mr. & Mrs. Bill Adamson, Somers, N. Y; Mr. Harry Litwin, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Livingston, Estes Park, Co.; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Darling, Derby, KS.; Mr. Jerry Olson, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. Arthur Kenyon, Wichita, KS.; Mr. Joe Goodwin, Wichita, KS.; Mr. Alan Hobson, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fishback, Fairfield, Ia.; Mr. & Mrs. Ken Helmer, Wichita, KS.; Mr. & Mrs. Monty Robson, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Connolly, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. & Mrs. David Roper, Valley Center, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bauer, Phoenix, Az.; Mr. & Mrs. Mark Cosper, Chandler, Az.; Mr. & Mrs. Tony Young, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Corbett, Wichita, KS.; Ms. Margaret Sweeton, Wichita, KS.; Ms. Mary Werner, Wichita, KS.;
Mrs. Marilyn Fore Bryant, Mt. Hope, KS.; Ms. Laura Parks, Wichita, KS., Mr. & Mrs. Steve Kreidler, Sarasota, Fl.;
Ms. Susan Baird, Wichita, KS.; Mr. & Mrs. Dale Strattman, Wichita, KS.; Mr. & Mrs. Colin Myer, Wichita, KS.;
Ms. Rita Proper, Houston, TX.; Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hellman, Wichita, KS.; Mr. Kenny Napier, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs. Gino Salerno, Wichita, KS.; Mr. & Mrs. Mike Weigand, Wichita, KS.; Mr. Jonathan Clark, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. Wayne Clark, Wichita,. KS.;.Mrs, Anne Garvey,. Wichita,. KS.;.Ms, Karen Bullard, Wichita, KS.;
Liz and Charles Koch, Wichita, KS.; Dalene & Craig Nelson, Wichita, KS.; Mr. Robert Jones, Wichita, KS,;
Mr. Bill Jinks, Wichita, KS.; Mr. Colby Sandlein, Wichita, KS.; Mr. & Mrs. Lou Heldman, Wichita, KS.;
Mr. & Mrs, Charles McGuire, Wichita, KS,

Works in Exhibition:

Art 101 (Invitational), City Arts, Wichita, KS, October 2004
Celestial Hindu Goddesses, Dorothy Rogers Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Sept - Oct. 2004
Mind Sounds, Anna's Gallery, Wichita, KS, December, 2002
Thirteenth Faculty Biennial, Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS., January 25- March 18, 2001
80th Anniversary Show, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS., December, 2001
Tiny Works for the Millennium, Project Gallery, Wichita, KS., Nov. - Dec., 2000
"Bright Stars on the Western Horizon," The Dorothy Rogers Collection Online, November, 1999 to January, 2000,
"Tiny Works, Little Licks" Project Gallery, Wichita, KS., November, 1999
One Man Show, Familia Multicultural Center, Wichita, KS" Oct. 1999
"The People's Art Exhibition," CityArts, Wichita, KS., Oct. ] 999,
"Black Velvet," CityArts, Wichita, KS., April,] 999.
"Artistas De La Aurora," CityArts, Wichita, KS" November 1998,
"W.S,u. Faculty Biennial," Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS., September 1998.
Art & Artifact: Work From the Collections of Artists," Butler County Community College, EI Dorado, KS., March] 998,
"CityArts '97," CityArts, Wichita, KS., October 1997. Works on consignment, EVO Gallery, Wichita, KS., 1997.
"W.S.U. Faculty Biennial," Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS., September 1996,
"Gender," Big Sky Heights, Wichita, KS" April 1996.
"Invitational," Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS., 1991.
"Recent Works," Century II, Wichita, KS., March, 1986.
Work on consignment at the Althea Viafora Gallery and Gallery Ives Arman, New York City, 1981-83.
"Exposition '80," Pratt Community College Competitive Exhibition, Pratt, KS., October 1980.
"Wichita Salutes Orleans," St. Pierre-Ie-Puellier Gothic Cathedral, Orleans, France, December, 1979 and January, 1980, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS., February and March 1980.
"In Search of An Image," A Two-Man Collaborative Photographic Exhibition, Century II, Wichita, KS" January 1979.
Two-Man Show, "Dale Stratman & Steve Murillo," Wichita Public Library, Wichita, KS., June 1977.
"Butler County Community College Art Faculty Exhibition," EI Dorado, KS., November 1975.
Sales and Rental Gallery Two-Man Exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS., July 1974.
"Graduate Exhibition," McFarland Gallery, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.,December 1973.
One Man Show, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS., October 1973.
"Educational Printmaking Exhibition, W,S.U. Collographs," Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., January, 1973.
"Wichita Art Association Faculty Exhibition," Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS., June 1972.
"W.S.U. Faculty Exhibition," McFarland Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS., May 1972.
"Wichita Art Association Faculty Exhibition," Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS" June 1971.
"W,S.U. Faculty Exhibition," McFarland Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS" May 1971.
"W.S, U. Print and Drawing Exhibition," Montana State University, Bozman, Montana, March, 1970.
"34th Annual Print & Drawing Exhibition," Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS., January 1970,


"Mural Symbolizes New Phase for Eaton," Alan Buerga, The Wichita Eagle, January 31,2001, pg. 13A.
"Food Crazy, Art Crazy," Elizabeth Howard, Review, Kansas City, Mo., October 1999, No. 12, pg.12.
"Artist brings a slice of the Big Apple to Kansas," Chris Shull, The Wichita Eagle, October 5, 1999, pg. I.
"Making Massive Art," Julie Rausch, Inside WSU, September 23, 1999, Vol. 16, No.3, pg. 1.
"A Miraculous Transformation," Old Town Gazette, February 1999, pg, 11.
"Postcards pinpoint City's public art," Diane Lewis, The Wichita Eagle, November 8, 1998, pg.1B.
"Artistas de la Aurora," Bud Norman, The Wichita Eagle, November 1, 1998, pg, 10.
"Japengo is sure to pique your palate," Timothy Finn, Kansas City Star, May 22,1998, pg. 61.
"Murals spice up health-food store" Diane Lewis, The Wichita Eagle, October 30, 1997, pg.13A.
"Almost Ready for the Mall," The Wichita Eagle, August 30, 1996.
"Backyard Garden Art," The Wichita Register, Summer, 1996.
"Art for the Ages," Jennifer Upchurch, The Wichita Eagle, May 25, 1996, pg, lB.
"Seven Views of Gender," The Wichita Eagle, April 5, 1996.
"The Color Craft Tulip and Other Murals by Steve Murillo," Rhonda Holman, The Wichita Eagle, June 25, 1995, pg. !D.
"A Change of Pace," Better Homes and Gardens, Special Interest Publication, Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Spring, 1995, pg. .
"Living the Dream," Larry Gabriel, The Wichita Eagle, January 16, 1995, pg. 6A.
"The Great Walls of Old Town," Rhonda Holman, The Wichita Eagle, August 21,1994, pg, Ie.
"Old Town Artist paints to success with fourth try," Anne Fitzgerald, The Wichita Eagle, June 27,1994, pg. 3D.
"Public Art always creates public consternation," Randy Brown, The Wichita-Eagle, June 18, 1994, pg. llA.
"Old Town mural splits council," Jim Cross, The Wichita Eagle, June 15, 1994, pg. ID.
"Old Town brewery wants city to pitch in on mural," Jim Cross, The Wichita Eagle, June 13, 1994, pg. 1.
"Steve Murillo took a long and winding road to become Old Town's Leading Artist," Charles Whitworth, Old Town Gazette, January, 1994, pg, 1.
"Renaissance in Old Town," Rhonda Holman, The Wichita Eagle, August 22, 1993, pg. IE.
"Art for Arts Sake," The Coffeyville Journal, September 21, 1980, pg. 10.
"Artists ask viewers to use imagination," Dorothy Belden, The Wichita Eagle, January, 1979, pg. 3C.
"Murals Bloom In City Schools As Artist Coaches," Dorothy Belden, The Wichita Eagle, March 5, 1978, pg. I & 2C.
"Painting the town-a brush with Tonganoxie history," Melissa Cardonier, Lawrence Journal-World, August, 1980, pg, 1.
Rutledge, Carol Brunner, "We Had Feeling," Curriculum Services Division, Wichita Public Schools, 1979, pp. 27-37, and cover design,
"History Moments," video producer, Wichita-Sedgwick county Historical Museum association and Wichita Public Schools, 1986-87,

Museum Experience:

Assistant CuratorlExhibit Designer, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS., 1988-93
Curator of Exhibitions, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Association, Wichita, KS., 1985-88
Gallery Assistant, Barbara Mathes gallery, New York City, 1983
Preparator, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS., 1968-70

Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Professor, The Wichita State University, Wichita, KS., 1970-72, and 1989-2002
Instructor, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS" 1968-70, and 1988-89
Adjunct Professor, Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS., 1980
Senior Library Assistant, Wichita Public Library, Wichita, KS., 1976-77
Associate Professor, Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS., 1975-76

Seminars & Workshops:

Copyright Law & Museums Workshop, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS., April, 1990
Paper Conservation Workshop, Old Cowtown Museum, Historic Wichita-Sedgwick County, Inc" Wichita, KS., September, 1987
Museum Studies Symposium, Reno County Historical Society, Hutchinson, KS., May, 1987
Pre-conference Workshop; "So, You Want to Write a Grant? [sic]." Mountain/Plains Museums Association annual meeting, Abilene, KS" October, 1986
Exhibit Design and Construction, Old Cowtown Museum, Historic Wichita-Sedgwick County, Inc., Wichita, KS" June, 1986
Winedale Museum Seminar, Winedale Historical Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Round Top, TX., March, 1986

Professional Associations:

Member, MountainIPlains Museum Association
Trustee, Kansas Museums Association, 1986-87

Awards, Grants & Fellowships:

Resident Artist, William Allen White Foundation, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado,2000
National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient under the Artist-in-Schools Residency Program. Artist-in-Schools resident for one full year, Tonganoxie Board of Education, Tonganoxie, KS" 1979-80.
National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient under the Artist-in-Schools Residency Program, Artist-in-Schools resident for two full years, Wichita Board of Education, Wichita, KS., 1977-79,
Resident Artist, Michael Karolyi Foundation, a three month residency for the development of my personal work; Vence, France, 1979.
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, as a graduate teaching fellow 1 instructed courses in Basic Drawing, Life Drawing and Printmaking, WSU, Wichita, KS. 1970-72.
Set Design:
"Aesop's Fables," set design and construction, Wichita Center for The Arts, Wichita, KS., June 1988.


"Murals," 20th Century Club, Wichita, KS., January, 2001 "Artist-in-residencies," Rocky Mountain National Park, Moraine Park Museum, Colorado, August, 2000
"Murals," Wichita Public Library, February, 1999
"Gallery Talk," Wichita Art Museum, discussion. on the exhihit: Community of Creativity, A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, April 20, 1997,

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