Brenna Murphy (American, b. 1986 in Edmonds, WA) is a New York-based artist and musician engaging with analog, virtual, post-digital methods of creation. Murphy received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR (2009). In addition to her solo practice, Murphy is a collaborator with performance art collectives MSHR (with Birch Cooper) and Oregon Painting Society.
Murphy’s accolades include Foto Museum's 2016 Post-Photography Prototyping Prize, an Art and Technology Innovation Award from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (2015), and Oregon Arts Fellowship (2015), and a Rhizome Commission (2012-13). Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at American Medium, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany and Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, Italy, among others. Notable group exhibitions include Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art at the Akron Art Museum; This is What Sculpture Looks Like at Postmasters and The New Romantics at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York. Reviews of exhibitions and interviews with the artist have been published in international and English-language magazines, including Art in America, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Hyperallergic and others.