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Ethan Murrow, Marathon, 2021, Graphite on paper, 91 x 91 cm
Exhibition from 4th september to 23rd october 2021
Galerie Les filles du calvaire
From 02 July to 19 September 2021
Cahoon Museum of American Art, USA
Exhibition from 16 may to 22 june 2019
Winston Wachter Fine Art NYC
Exhibition from 15 september 2018 to 12 may 2019
Currier Museum of Art (USA)
Exhibition from 2 february to 30 march 2019
La galerie particulière - Paris
Born in 1975
Lives and works in Boston (USA)
Ethan received his B.A. from Carleton College and his MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also serves as Chair of Painting and Drawing at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
Barkers, vain explorers, mystifiers and false scientists, cloud catchers and touching inventors of chimeras; on the lookout for the heartbeat of a tree, on the shores of a forgotten sea, in search of hypothetical surviving monsters from the Cretaceous period, equipped with improbable devices, Ethan Murrow’s characters all go in search of of their dreams. Nothing is real, nothing can be so obvious are the inconsistencies and incongruities, and yet almost everything could be.
Recent solo museum shows include the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Currier Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Clay Center in West Virginia. A monograph on his work came out in the fall of 2015 with the German publisher Hatje Cantz.
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