b. 1971 / American

Greg Murr is a visual artist concentrating in drawing, painting and print media. Responding to local phenomena, he looks at discrete systems that make up our surroundings and how their structures shape our perceptions, ideas, and behavior. Murr's work has appeared in exhibitions at the Austin Museum of Art (2011), the Arkansas Art Center (2008) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (2005). He has twice served as a Visiting Artist/ Instructor at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, and has been a Resident Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation and the Morris Graves Foundation. His work is in permanent collections that include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Tamarind Institute and Flatbed Press have published editions of his work. Murr received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico (1997) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University (1993).

2013 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
2007 Residency, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX
2004 Residency, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
2003 Residency, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME
         Residency, Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, CA
2001 Residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (Josephine Mercy Heathcote Fellow) 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 All that came before me now, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Unseen Nature, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
2012 Nature (a preview), WhiteConcepts Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
2011 The Grammar of the Duoro, Arvore Cooperativa Oporto, Portugal
         Fluvial: Water Drawings by Greg Murr, Miller Art Gallery, Otterbein University, Columbus, OH
2009 The Usual Politics, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
          Mississippi Paintings, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
          Awash; cambi fantastici della laguna veneziana, Galleria il Sotoportego, Venice, Italy
2007 Drawing the Water's Edge, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
          Waterline, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
2006 Land and Sea, Gallerie il Sotoportego Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2005 Hudson River Overview, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT
2004 Tropism: New Works on Paper, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2003 New Drawings and Paintings, Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Recent Paintings, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Arvore Cooperativa, Portugal
Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Progressive Collection, Mayfield Village, OH
Museum of Fine Arts - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Italy
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY