Brenna Murphy

b. 1986, Edmonds, WA
Lives and works in Portland, OR


BFA, General Fine Arts. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
“New Fashion Therapy”, in collaboration w/ Morgan Ritter, PNCA, Portland, OR.
“Mindfold”, Red White Yellow Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Psychometry (III)” Right Window Gallery. San Fransisco, California. Curated by DL Alvarez.
“Foldy Codes ;-)” BFA Gallery, PNCA. Portland, Oregon.
“Loom Room” Half and Half. Portland, Oregon.

Selected Group Exhibitions
“Stone Sky Over Thingworld”, curated by Claudia Hart, Bitforms Gallery, New York, June 2011.
“Group Show”, Copenhagen Place, London, UK, June 2011.
“The New Psychedelica”, MU Eindhoven, Netherlands.
“VPAP FOR PIFA”, Ben Franklin Sculpture Parkway, Philadelphia Art Museum.
“Video Village”, Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey.
“Info-Bomb”, Festival Nrmal, Monterrey, Mexico.
BYOB Portland”, Co-Organizer, New American Art Union, Portland, OR.
“Labyrinths”, LIES/ISLE,
Sen-Oren “Trance”, Galleri Box. Gothenburg, Sweden.
“An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers” Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, Illinois.  
“Avatar 4D”, Noma gallery, San Francisco, California.
"No Hay Banda" Reference Gallery. Richmond, Virginia.
“Time” Valentines. Portland, Oregon.
“BFA Thesis Exhibition” PNCA. Portland, Oregon.
"Rhizome's The Long Gallery" 7 x 7 Series. Why + Wherefore.
“Pyschometry (II)” Arratia Beer. Berlin, Germany.
“Pyschometry (I)” Exile, Berlin. Germany.

Commissioned Work
Album Covers
Matt Carlson- Gecko Dream Level
Million Mists- Original Motion
Spare Death Icon- Survival
Kemialliset Ystavat - Ullakkopalo (w/ Jan Anderzen)
Internet 2 - Viva La Musica
Golden Retriever
Music Videos
Gift Tapes Package: Matt Carlson, Million Mists, Spare Death Icon
Kemialliset Ystavat-  Kajastus Museo (w/ Amy Faust)
Stage Videos
Miracles Club
Golden Retriever
Ecstasy Acid Club Night

My Green City, Berlin, Spring 2011.
The Report #2, Fall 2010.
Mould Map, London, Fall 2010.
Sen Oren: Trance, Gothenburg, Summer 2010.
PWR Paper #2, Berlin, Summer 2010.

Interview, Francesca Gavin. Oyster Magazine. May, 2011.
“HyperJunk- NetArt out of the Past,” Nicholas Obrien. Bad At Sports. April, 2011.
“The New Stream Culture” Dean Kissick. Dazed and Confused Magazine. April, 2011.
“Scrambled: Brenna Murphy,” Vivian Hua. Redefine Annex Magazine, Seattle. Jan/Feb, 2010.
“Psychometry II,” Daniel Miller. Frieze Magazine. Aug, 2009
“Diskreter Blick in die Kristallkugel,” Dominikus Müller. April, 2009.
“Brenna Murphy: Room,” Ceci Moss. Rhizome. Mar, 2009.

Member of 5 Person Art Collective “Oregon Painting Society” 2007-Present

Oregon Painting Society

Selected Solo Exhibitions
“Angelo’s Game” Ditch Projects, July 2011, Springfield OR.
“now you C me, now you don’t/ joker N the deck”, AB Gallery, PSU, Portland, OR.
“Nightwave Catalog” Nationale, Portland, OR.
“Cruis'n” Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR.
“ShadowGut” Manuel Izquierdo Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR.
“Radiant Dream Face”, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR.
“Ancient Teenager” 48 Hr. Residency, Pancake Clubhouse, Portland, OR.
“Oregon Painting Society Redux”, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR.
“Firewood” Multi media performance. Rotture. Portland, OR.
“Oregon Painting Society”, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR.

Selected Group Exhibitions
“No Soul For Sale”, Tate Modern, London, UK.
“HexenHouse”, Portland 2010: Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta, Portland, OR.
“Reed Arts Week”, Reed College, Portland, OR.

Selected Performances
“Angelo's Game”, The Mouth, Portland, OR
“Warlock Jazz”, in collaboration with Smegma, Brother Raven, Kevin Shields and John Goff, Holocene, Portland,OR
“Cruis’n”, Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR.
“Red Room”, No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern, UK.
“Witch Angel”, Portland 2010: Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta, Portland, OR
“SpaceGuts”, Shadowgut, Manuel Izquierdo Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR.
“Recent Findings”, TBA:09 Time Based Arts Festival, Portland, OR
“Ancient Teenage”r, Pancake Clubhouse Destination for Living Arts, Portland, OR
“Killer of the King Ritual”, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR
“Land Grain Sun”, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR

Selected Press
Cesare Alemanni, L'Uomo Vogue, “Oregon Painting Society”, December 2010.
John Motley, The Oregonian, “Mystical Esoterica: Oregon Painting Society at Nationale” Aug 2010
Ceci Moss, Rhizome, “Oregon Painting Society at Tate Modern” May 2010.
Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, “Portland 2010” April, 2010.
John Motley, Artslant Worldwide, “Oregon Painting Society at PNCA”, Feb. 2010.
Lisa Radon, Culturephile, “Radiant Dream Face” Dec. 2009.
Lisa Radon, Portland Monthly, “Review: Oregon Painting Society” Sept. 2009.
Sarah Mirk, Portland Mercury, “Spooky Spirituality of the Oregon Painting Society” Sept. 2009.

Field Recordings #1
Radiant Dream Face