Bri Murphy is an interdisciplinary artist, who combines digital technologies such as 3D printing with more traditional materials, influenced by their background in ceramics. Their work explores notions of American identity through the deconstruction of its mythologies – from busts of the Founding Fathers to treasured prose such as the Declaration of Independence. Bri is an active researcher and tinkerer, and has given several guest lectures and workshops, most notably at the 2019 NCECA conference in Minneapolis.
Bri began their career as an artist selling drawings to their mom for 25¢ apiece, spending their childhood years in Essex Junction, Vermont. Bri holds an MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Ceramics and Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. They are the former Gallery Director at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska and was recently an Artist-in-Residence at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and the Fabrication Labs Assistant Coordinator at the Nancy Richardson Design Center at Colorado State University. As of January 2022, Bri has accepted a new position at the University of Northern Colorado as Sculpture Instructor and Digital Fabrication Coordinator.