Sara Murphy, born 1983, is an artist working in New York City. She received her BFA from Memphis College of Art, and MFA from Hunter College. She also holds a Certificate in Art Conservation from Studio Art Centers International, Florence.
Murphy works with a variety of media, including wood, paper, fabric, drywall, ink and paint. Hybridizing 2-D and 3-D forms, she constructs deceptively simple objects that appear at once familiar and unidentifiable. Her work plays up the tension between the depicted edge and the actual edge to result in surprising instances of wit and slippage.
Her work has been featured in How to Read a Room, a solo exhibition at Cleopatra's Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; as well as group shows including 3 Sculptors, Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY,NY; Freedom Culture, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; New Work New York, 695 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY; Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; and Joey, curated by Gina Beavers, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY.