Portfolio > Gregory Murr

"Ghost Bloom 613d"
Acrylic on canvas
52" x 46"
"Ghost Bloom 613a"
Acrylic on canvas
52" x 46"
Blooms [Supercluster 279-M]
Acrylic on Canvas
63" X 65"

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).


2014 All that came before is 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 Douro, Árvore Cooperativa, Oporto, Portugal
Nature | Notes and Observations, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fluvial; Water Drawings by Greg Murr, Miller Art Gallery, Otterbein University, Columbus, Ohio
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, Galleria 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 (also 2000, 1999, 1998)

2016 Group Show; Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
2015 Print Love; Celebrating the Print Center at 100, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Libri d'Artista della Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Associazione Culturale la Roggia, Pordenone, IT
2014 Red, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Cartographia (curated by James Scarborough, online only), Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Copyleft, Copyright Projects (Patrick Huber & Ute Lindner), Berlin, Germany
The Space Between, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE
Spectral; Deenesh Ghyczy and Greg Murr, WhiteConcepts, Berlin, Germany
2013 Line Up; Landschaft im Dialog, Kit Schulte Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Faculty [III], Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
2012 Not the Usual Politics, Rose Contemporary, Portland, ME
2011 The End of the Dream, MicaMoca & WhiteConcepts, Berlin, Germany
Ist Es Am Rhein So Schön, 68elf Galerie, Cologne Germany
Im Zeichen der Abstraktion, Jürgen Bahr, Cologne, Germany
2010 Advancing Tradition; 20 years of printmaking at Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Bestiary, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York, NY
Cities in Flux, WhiteConcepts Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Gesture (inclusive), Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
(travels to Kuhn Fine Art Gallery, Marion, OH)
2009 Space Matrix I; Invention of Spaces, WhiteConcepts in collaboration with Atelier-Lofts, Berlin, Germany
Internal Compasses, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Americana, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2008 Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the Dyke Collection, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
(travels to Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL)
Change the Position; Jan Bauer & Greg Murr, Loeser-Marzi Projects, Berlin, Germany
Preview: Berlin Art Fair, Loeser-Marzi Projects, Berlin, Germany
Pressing Matters; Artists of Flatbed Press, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2006 Hot Picks/06, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Fresh Ink; Flatbed Editions, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, Austin, TX
Greg Murr, Linda Plotkin, Paul Rinaldi, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Premio Leonardo Sciascia, Centro per l'Incisione, Museo dell'Agro Veientano, Formello (Rome), Italy
(travels to Florence, Venice, Milan through 2007)
2005 Prints into Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Fresh Ink: Prints from Flatbed Press, Salt Lake Arts Center, Salt lake City, UT
Unseen Forces; Greg Murr and Lana Bernberg, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Views from Venice; the Collection of the Scuola di Grafica, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition,JET Artworks, Washington, D.C.
2004 Printed Matter, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT
Chaos/Control,Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Emerging: Franklin Evans, Greg Murr, Ruby Palmer, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

2013 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
2007 Residency, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX (also 2000)
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)

Árvore Cooperativa
Davis Museum, Wellesley College
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of New Mexico Art Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Progressive Collection
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica
U.S. Embassy, Kazakhstan
Wake Forest University
Whitney Museum of American Art

University of Iowa, Iowa City
Kansas City Art Institute
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ohio State University
Otterbein University
Wake Forest University
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Rae, Haniya. Love, Luck, or Lust: A Group Show Tackles Red's Shades of Meaning, Artsy, Jan 2015
Caldwell, Ellen. Greg Murr's Political Wild Things, New American Paintings blog, Oct 1, 2012
Kany, Daniel. "'Not the Usual Politics' a breath of fresh air," Portland Press Herald, Sep 30, 2012
Open Studios Press. New American Paintings, Volume 101 (Juror Lisa Freiman) Aug - Sep 2012
Christian Anslinger. Surreale Natur, Berlin Kicks (online), April 28, 2012
Laraia, Catherine. "Dogs, pearls, high-heels and ornate mirrors," The Examiner, Chicago, Jul 25, 2011
Yates, Christopher. "Layered works test material pairings," The Columbus Dispatch, Jan 16, 2011
Faber, Mendelowitz. A Guide to Drawing, Eighth Edition, 2011
Veleanu, Ioana. "Artist Profile: Greg Murr," ExBerliner, Issue no. 55, Nov 2007

Artner, Alan. "Murr finds inspiration in the everyday," The Chicago Tribune, July 27, 2007

Poroznuk, Amber. "Cartographies: Mapping the Metaphorical," whitehotmagazine, Berlin, Summer 2007
Mendelowitz, Faber, Wakeham. A Guide to Drawing, Seventh Edition, 2006
Consentino, Nicoletta. "Le forme astratte di Greg Murr," La Nuova di Venezia, Nov 27, 2004
Mendelowitz, Wakeham, Faber. A Guide to Drawing, Sixth Edition, 2002, pgs. 333-4, 357
Indyke, Dottie. "Greg Murr; Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM," ArtNews Oct 2000

Print Love; Celebrating the Print Center at 100
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Korman Galleries 121-123, first floor
Philadelphia, PA
2 October - 3 January 2016
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Red, December 8, 2014 - January 16, 2015
Turner Carroll Gallery
Santa Fe, NM
reception: Friday, 12 December, 6-8pm
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All that came before is before me now, July 11 - August 29, 2014
Perimeter Gallery
Chicago, IL
reception: Friday, 11 July, 5-8pm
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Cartographia (James Scarborough, curator) June 7 - July 26, 2014
Torrance Art Museum (online exhibition)
Torrance, CA
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Spectral - Deenesh Ghyczy & Greg Murr, April 4 - 18, 2014
WhiteConcepts Contemporary Art
Berlin, Germany
reception: Friday, April 4, 7pm
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