MSHR is a collaborative project by New York-based artists Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The duo produces sculptural synthesizers, ritualistic installations and performances that use light and audio feedback to generate sensory experiences. MSHR emerged in 2011 from the five-person art collective Oregon Painting Society. Since forming, MSHR has exhibited and performed across North America and Europe, including Kunsthaus Langenthal; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Cell Projects, London; Transmediale, Berlin; PICA’s TBA Festival, Portland; Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; The Peckham Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale; Kunstverein Dusseldorf; Western Front, Vancouver; Appendix Project Space, Portland; Le Dictateur, Milan; MoMA PS1, New York. They were 2014 Artists in Residence at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center. Recent exhibitions of note include include Past Skin at MoMA PS1, The World is Sound at The Rubin Museum and Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound at Museum of Arts and Design, New York. In August 2017, MSHR's video work overtook multiple outdoor screens in New York as part of Times Square Art's Midnight Moment programming.
MSHR recently completed a three month residency at Helsinki International Artist Programme following a performance tour in Japan and China in early summer 2018.