Melissa Murray

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your last breath, 2012 Mixed Medium 40x60
small whispers and the passing by of the dead of winter, 2012 Mixed Medium On Paper 40'x60"
an offering, 2012 Mixed Medium 40x60
the best laid plans , 2012 Mixed On Paper 30'x40' © Melissa Murray
your heart in my throat, 2012 Mixed On Paper 40"X60" © Melissa Murray
the best laid plans , 2012 Mixed On Paper 30"X40"
A Brief Moment in the Battle for Utopia, 2009 Graphite And Colored Pencil On Paper 40 X 40 Inches © Melissa Murray
The Passing On Lithograph © Melissa Murray
sleeping while waking, dreaming in death, 2010 Graphite And Colored Pencil 40x60 © Melissa Murray
to keep things most vulnerable , 2010 Graphite And Colored Pencil 40x40 © Melissa Murray
kanashibari, 2010 Graphite And Colored Pencil 60x40 © Melissa Murray
the reason he moans so deep, 2011 Graphite And Colored Pencil 40x60 © Melissa Murray
Making The Home Return To, 2012 Mixed 40 X 40 In.
the time spent in between, 2010 Graphite And Colored Pencil 20x30 © Melissa Murray
What the Birds Saw, April 2011
Brooklyn/Montreal: 1 Dialogue, 2 Artists, January 2013
Erica Stoller, Traverse: 6733 (Detail), Mixed media, 2013
Infinity is always longer
Quick Facts
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