The great pharmacological heist (men in forest), 2018
Né en 1976
Vit et travaille à Boston (USA)
Ethan’s drawing, video, sculpture and installation projects delve into the idealized and uncomfortable ways in which histories are told, retold and molded into powerful, absurd and subjective narratives. Ethan received his B.A. from Carleton College and his MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recent solo museum shows include the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Currier Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Clay Center in West Virginia. Ethan is represented by Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire in Paris, Slete Gallery in Los Angeles and Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York City and Seattle. Ethan was recently awarded the Stein Emerging Artist Prize by MOCA Jacksonville, participated as Artist in residence at Facebook Inc., was a fellow at the Ballinglen Foundation in Ireland, received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and was included in the 2013 deCordova Museum’s Biennial with a three-story wall drawing. His work is in many public, private and corporate collections and has been reviewed and published widely around the world. A monograph on his work came out in the fall of 2015 with the German publisher Hatje Cantz. His film project “Dust” with Harvest Films and wife Vita Weinstein Murrow was an official selection of the 2008 New York Film Festival. The Murrow’s mostly wordless picture books are available through Candlewick and Templar presses worldwide. Ethan Murrow also serves as Chair of Painting and Drawing at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
A man caught in and behind wallpaper, a chimpanzee in a lifeboat, mountain climbers and hikers in the middle of a polar sea à la Caspar David Friedrich: Ethan Murrow (*1975 in Greenfield, Massachusetts) plays with the dimensions we are familiar with and tells a scarcely conceivable story with each of his pictures. Their references lie in personal experiences, historical sources, or in the romanticizing landscapes of the Hudson River School, from which his fantasy springs. At first glance one believes to be looking at edited black-and-white photographs, until it quickly becomes apparent that these are meticulously prepared pencil drawings. Murrow examines the boundary between the artist’s fiction and depicted reality. Yet this volume deals not just with his pencil drawings—for the first time, one can also marvel at the extensive works he magically conjures on walls with a ballpoint pen.
Vita Murrow, Ethan Murrow
Samantha Cataldo, Ethan Murrow
Hauling is Ethan Murrow’s most ambitious project to date. This installation includes a wall drawing measuring more than 100 feet in length and 2 large-scale graphite drawings, as well as the artist’s first-ever kinetic sculpture. Inspired by the history of labor in Manchester, New Hampshire. This publication features conversation with the artist, who offers insights into his research and installation process.
Currier Museum of Art
Carleton College - Voice, 2019Download
Art New England, septembre 2018Download
Art New England novembre/décembre 2018Download
The Boston Globe, Juillet 2015Download
L'oeil des expositions, 2013Download
R.Nott Magazine Issue #15 - 04/2015Download
L'Oeil - avril 2011Download
Télérama - 2016Download