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Melissa Murray

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Birth year

Lives in
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Works in
Bushwick, Brooklyn


Purchase College

Representing galleries


Melissa Murray is an emerging artist, living and working in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her drawings are derived from the artists extensive logging of dreams and sub-conscious experiences. Ms Murray's work has been featured in The Village Voice, Juxtapoz Magazine and L Magazine and has recently concluded her solo exhibition at Causey Contemporary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is presently working on a new series of works, 'an emptiness' which consist of drawings within drawings, set on the walls of a deteriorating 18th century ship captains home.

Melissa Murray CV

b. 1980, Lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn


2006 S.U.N.Y. Purchase College, School of Art+Design BFA Concentration in Painting & Drawing,
2003-2006 Deans List

Selected Solo Shows

2012 An Emptiness, Galerie SAS, Montreal, Canada upcoming
2012 Eight Minutes, Contesta, NYC
2011 What the Birds Saw, Causey Contemporary, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2010 A Sequence of Images, AdHoc Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn
2007 Desires Distilled, Fuse Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Shows

2012 Structural Integrity, Bushwick, Brooklyn. upcoming
2012 Out of the Box, The Box, NYC upcoming
2012 Arizona Museum of Youth, Mesa AZ upcoming
2012 Under Control, Antebi Loft, NYC
2012 Volumes, Causey Contemororary, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2010 Unseen, ARC Gallery at MOSI Museum, Tampa, FL
2010 Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 Uprooted, Ch’i Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2009 Fresh, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2009 Delineations, AdHoc, Bushwick, Brooklyn
2008 Suckers and Biters, Chashama, NYC
2007 Censorship, Brecht Forum, NYC
2007 RIATS, curated by the Williamsburg Film Festival, 3rd Ward, Bushwick, Brooklyn
2007 Dark Art Festival, 3rd Ward, Bushwick, Brooklyn
2007 Submission, curated by the editors of Juxtapoz magazine, Fuse Gallery, NYC

Recent Exhibits

Melissa Murray participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 Shifted Memories
Spring Break Art Show
Feb, 2016 The Weight We Hold
Causey Contemporary
Feb, 2015 Domestic Ideals: Nostalgia and the Home
Lesley Heller Workspace
Dec, 2014 A Tangled Web
Causey Contemporary
Sep, 2014 BLOCK par·ti
Offline at Central Booking Gallery
Aug, 2014 If These Walls...
A.I.R. at Governors Island
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