Biography

Net artist Brenna Murphy uses computer programs to craft digital forms inspired by her observations of the physical world. Made using a variety of programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Blender, her complex, abstract forms find synthesis between different digital disciplines. Murphy combines her digital prints with found objects, collages, videos, and even performance work in gallery spaces, seeking to cultivate relationships between these forms and bring digital work into the realm of read more

DATE SOLO EXHIBITIONS CURATORS / PLACES
2015 Parameter Chant,  with Kareem Lotfy, Future Gallery, Berlin.
2014 Central~Lattice Tool Array,  Upfor, Portland, OR.
2014 sentient~sequence,  Sorbus Galleria, Helsinki.
2014 skyface~terrace domain,  American Medium, NYC.
2014 cavnrcode,  New Museum of Contemporary Art, First Look online exhibition series, NYC.
2013 exosensr ,  American Medium, NYC.
2013 Brenna Murphy,   Kunstverein Dusseldorf.
2013 Liquid Vehicle Transmitter,  Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA.
2013 Lattice~Face Parameter Chant,  Upfor, Portland, OR.
2012 SkyFace~TxtrMappr, screening and performance,  Gene Siskel Film Center, SAIC, Chicago.
2012 inwardconch~upwardspiral ,  Klaus von Nichtsaagend Gallery, NYC.
2012 ~hieromesh~trance`scribr~~> ,  Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan.
2012 ~self~nesting~sensr~> ,  The Future Gallery, Berlin.
2011 New Fashion Therapy, in collaboration w/  Morgan Ritter, PNCA, Portland, OR.
2010 Mindfold,  Red White Yellow Gallery, Houston.
2009 Psychometry (III)  Right Window Gallery, ATA, San Francisco. Curated by DL Alvarez
2009 Foldy Codes ;) BFA Gallery, PNCA. Portland, OR.
DATE GROUP EXHIBITIONS CURATORS / PLACES
2015 Crystalized Skins,  curated by Robert Seidel, The Wrong Biennial.
2015 Friday Flash,  Denver Digerati, Denver, CO.
2015 New Vacation,  curated by Interstitial, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA.
2015 All Watched Over,  curated by Tina Kukielski, James Cohan Gallery, NYC.
2015 On/Off: Virtual Art in Real Life,  Art Association of Jackson Hole, WY.
2015 Fast Forward,  Worksound International, Portland and Städelschule, Frankfurt.
2015 Les Oracles,  curated by Marisa Olson, XPO Gallery, Paris.
2015 Systematic Sampling,  Stream Gallery, Brooklyn.
2015 Witchcrafts,  curated by Nicolas Sassoon, Initial Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
2014 Like New Landscape,  Pablo’s Birthday, NYC.
2014 This is What Sculpture Looks Like,  Postmasters, NYC.
2014 Wallpapers,  New Forms Festival, Vancouver BC.
2014 The New Romantics,  Eyebeam, NYC.
2014 Bitrates,  Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project at Shiraz Artist House, Shiraz, Iran.
2014 Tonight, You Can Call Me Trish,  RGKSKSRG, Dublin.
2013 Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show,  Abrons Arts Center, NYC.
2013 Entering Space,  Kunsthalle m3, Berlin.
2013 Identitat,  Galerie Thomas Flor, Berlin.
2012 Surface Tension,  The Future Gallery, Berlin.
2012 Stereopsis,  Drawing Room, London.
2012 Is This Real?,  PICA at Gaite Lyrique, Paris.
2012 Apocalyptic Shift: Flock House Benefit,  Eyebeam, NYC.
2012 Female in March,  Animal Social Club, Rome FesteArte, Rome.
2012 Big Reality,  Curated by Brian Droitcour, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn.
2011 Face Time Continuum,  The Future Gallery, Berlin.
2011 Stone Sky Over Thing World,  Curated by Claudia Hart, Bitforms, New York, NY.
2011 The New Psychedelica,  Curated by Francesca Gavin, MU Eindhoven, Netherlands.
2011 InfoBomb, Festival Nrmal, Monterrey, Mexico.
2010 BYOB Portland, CoOrganizer, New American Art Union, Portland, OR.
2010 SenOren Trance,  Galleri Box. Gothenburg, Sweden.
2009 Rhizome's The Long Gallery  7 x 7 Series. Why + Wherefore. whyandwherefore.com.
2009 Pyschometry (II)  Arratia Beer. Berlin, Germany.
2009 Pyschometry (I)  Exile, Berlin. Germany.
DATE PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS AND MAGAZINE
2015 Domain~Lattice Pleasure Editions, 2015
2014 Centrl~Lattice Sequence Onestar Press, 2014
2012 Skyface~SensrMap Floating World Comics, 2012
DATE  PRESS AUTHORS AND MAGAZINE
2015 Alien Yearbook Report ,  John Chiaverina, ArtNews, 10/2015.
2015 All Watched Over ,  Andrianna Campbell, Art Forum, 7/2015.
2014 HighTech Mysticism: An Interview with Brenna Murphy , Tim Gentles, Art in America, 11/2014.
2014 Brenna Murphy: yonishaped synths and tribal treasures , Kate Neave, Dazed, Aug, 2014.
2014 Hyper Object, Brenna Murphy meditates on digital ruins, Francesco Spampinato, DAMn°,2014
2013 Brenna Murphy presents familiar yet strange installation, John Motley, The Oregonian,10/2013
2013 Brenna Murphy at Upfor, Jeff Jahn, PORT, Oct 2013.
2013 Brenna Murphy: The archaeologist of meditation, Matt Stangel, Oregon Arts Watch, Oct 2013.
2012 Superare il meccanicismo, Marco Tagliafierro, Flash Art, March 2012.
2012 Brenna Murphy and The Future,  Ali Fitzgerald, Art 21 Blog, March 2012.
2011 Artist Profile,  Ian Glover, Rhizome, Sept 2011.
2011 Gifs Gone Wild, Francesca Gavin. Oyster Magazine. May, 2011.
2011 HyperJunkNetArt out of the Past, Nicholas Obrien. Bad At Sports. April, 2011.
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DATE SOLO EXHIBITIONS CURATORS / PLACES
2015 Parameter Chant,  with Kareem Lotfy, Future Gallery, Berlin.
2014 Central~Lattice Tool Array,  Upfor, Portland, OR.
2014 sentient~sequence,  Sorbus Galleria, Helsinki.
2014 skyface~terrace domain,  American Medium, NYC.
2014 cavnrcode,  New Museum of Contemporary Art, First Look online exhibition series, NYC.
2013 exosensr ,  American Medium, NYC.
2013 Brenna Murphy,   Kunstverein Dusseldorf.
2013 Liquid Vehicle Transmitter,  Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA.
2013 Lattice~Face Parameter Chant,  Upfor, Portland, OR.
2012 SkyFace~TxtrMappr, screening and performance,  Gene Siskel Film Center, SAIC, Chicago.
2012 inwardconch~upwardspiral ,  Klaus von Nichtsaagend Gallery, NYC.
2012 ~hieromesh~trance`scribr~~> ,  Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan.
2012 ~self~nesting~sensr~> ,  The Future Gallery, Berlin.
2011 New Fashion Therapy, in collaboration w/  Morgan Ritter, PNCA, Portland, OR.
2010 Mindfold,  Red White Yellow Gallery, Houston.
2009 Psychometry (III)  Right Window Gallery, ATA, San Francisco. Curated by DL Alvarez
2009 Foldy Codes ;) BFA Gallery, PNCA. Portland, OR.
DATE GROUP EXHIBITIONS CURATORS / PLACES
2015 Crystalized Skins,  curated by Robert Seidel, The Wrong Biennial.
2015 Friday Flash,  Denver Digerati, Denver, CO.
2015 New Vacation,  curated by Interstitial, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA.
2015 All Watched Over,  curated by Tina Kukielski, James Cohan Gallery, NYC.
2015 On/Off: Virtual Art in Real Life,  Art Association of Jackson Hole, WY.
2015 Fast Forward,  Worksound International, Portland and Städelschule, Frankfurt.
2015 Les Oracles,  curated by Marisa Olson, XPO Gallery, Paris.
2015 Systematic Sampling,  Stream Gallery, Brooklyn.
2015 Witchcrafts,  curated by Nicolas Sassoon, Initial Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
2014 Like New Landscape,  Pablo’s Birthday, NYC.
2014 This is What Sculpture Looks Like,  Postmasters, NYC.
2014 Wallpapers,  New Forms Festival, Vancouver BC.
2014 The New Romantics,  Eyebeam, NYC.
2014 Bitrates,  Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project at Shiraz Artist House, Shiraz, Iran.
2014 Tonight, You Can Call Me Trish,  RGKSKSRG, Dublin.
2013 Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show,  Abrons Arts Center, NYC.
2013 Entering Space,  Kunsthalle m3, Berlin.
2013 Identitat,  Galerie Thomas Flor, Berlin.
2012 Surface Tension,  The Future Gallery, Berlin.
2012 Stereopsis,  Drawing Room, London.
2012 Is This Real?,  PICA at Gaite Lyrique, Paris.
2012 Apocalyptic Shift: Flock House Benefit,  Eyebeam, NYC.
2012 Female in March,  Animal Social Club, Rome FesteArte, Rome.
2012 Big Reality,  Curated by Brian Droitcour, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn.
2011 Face Time Continuum,  The Future Gallery, Berlin.
2011 Stone Sky Over Thing World,  Curated by Claudia Hart, Bitforms, New York, NY.
2011 The New Psychedelica,  Curated by Francesca Gavin, MU Eindhoven, Netherlands.
2011 InfoBomb, Festival Nrmal, Monterrey, Mexico.
2010 BYOB Portland, CoOrganizer, New American Art Union, Portland, OR.
2010 SenOren Trance,  Galleri Box. Gothenburg, Sweden.
2009 Rhizome's The Long Gallery  7 x 7 Series. Why + Wherefore. whyandwherefore.com.
2009 Pyschometry (II)  Arratia Beer. Berlin, Germany.
2009 Pyschometry (I)  Exile, Berlin. Germany.
DATE PUBLICATIONS AUTHORS AND MAGAZINE
2015 Domain~Lattice Pleasure Editions, 2015
2014 Centrl~Lattice Sequence Onestar Press, 2014
2012 Skyface~SensrMap Floating World Comics, 2012
DATE  PRESS AUTHORS AND MAGAZINE
2015 Alien Yearbook Report ,  John Chiaverina, ArtNews, 10/2015.
2015 All Watched Over ,  Andrianna Campbell, Art Forum, 7/2015.
2014 HighTech Mysticism: An Interview with Brenna Murphy , Tim Gentles, Art in America, 11/2014.
2014 Brenna Murphy: yonishaped synths and tribal treasures , Kate Neave, Dazed, Aug, 2014.
2014 Hyper Object, Brenna Murphy meditates on digital ruins, Francesco Spampinato, DAMn°,2014
2013 Brenna Murphy presents familiar yet strange installation, John Motley, The Oregonian,10/2013
2013 Brenna Murphy at Upfor, Jeff Jahn, PORT, Oct 2013.
2013 Brenna Murphy: The archaeologist of meditation, Matt Stangel, Oregon Arts Watch, Oct 2013.
2012 Superare il meccanicismo, Marco Tagliafierro, Flash Art, March 2012.
2012 Brenna Murphy and The Future,  Ali Fitzgerald, Art 21 Blog, March 2012.
2011 Artist Profile,  Ian Glover, Rhizome, Sept 2011.
2011 Gifs Gone Wild, Francesca Gavin. Oyster Magazine. May, 2011.
2011 HyperJunkNetArt out of the Past, Nicholas Obrien. Bad At Sports. April, 2011.
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