Bri Murphy is an interdisciplinary artist, who combines digital technologies such as 3D printing with more traditional materials, influenced by her background in ceramics. Her 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. In addition to her exhibition record, 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 her career as an artist selling her drawings to her mom for 25¢ apiece, spending her childhood years in Essex Junction, Vermont. She holds an MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Ceramics and Art Education from SUNY New Paltz. She is the former Gallery Director at the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.