Sara Murphy uses 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 can appear at once familiar and unidentifiable. Her work explores how we perceive our bodies in relation to our surroundings, and how we reconcile images to our lived experience.
Murphy received a 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. She was a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist’s Grant in 2016, and a 2017 resident at Shandaken: Storm King. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Essex Flowers Gallery and Cleopatra's Gallery, and in group shows at Rachel Uffner Gallery, The Journal Gallery, and Halsey McKay Gallery, among others. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.