Murphy Welch is a Portland based artist.
His work is a search for commonality,
an exemplification of the totality within us all,
and a pursuit of a visual language of satori.
Every piece is an attempt to create a window into the ineffable.
His mediums include: sculpture, furniture, video, illustration, and installations.
All work is for sale unless previously claimed and commissions are welcome.

Aside from acquiring a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago with a minor in Graphic Design, Murphy also had the experience of being a part of creating music for and directing the visual aspect of a touring band for six years, resulting in countless commissions for work in many different mediums. Murphy has already had a well rounded, realistic, and self motivated education that will continue for the rest of his life.


Education

Columbia College Chicago 2012 - BA Photography


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Exhibitions

2015        Solo Exhibition, The Nest, Portland, OR (One month duration)


2016        Recurring site-specific one day installation and art curation, ROI Summer Block Party, Portland, OR (May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26)


2016        Site-specific installation "The Portal," Portland Night Market Mezzanine Gallery, Portland, OR (Two day duration)


2016        Group exhibition, Portland Night Market Mezzanine Gallery, Portland, OR (Two day duration)


2016         Group exhibition/Art Curation, HOUSE Pop-Up, Portland, OR (One day duration)


2016         Solo Exhibition, Water Avenue Commerce Center, Portland, OR (Two month duration)


2017         Group exhibition, Flat Blak Gallery, Portland, OR (One month duration)


2017         Group exhibition, Flat Blak Gallery, Sun Valley, ID (One week duration)


2017         Solo exhibition, By the Collective, Portland, OR (One day/semi-permanent installations)


2017         Group exhibition, I Am That, Portland, OR (One day duration)


2017         Group exhibition, Lake Affect Studios, Cleveland, OH (One day duration)


2017         Solo exhibition, Flat Blak Gallery, Portland, OR (One month duration)


2017         Group exhibition, PDX Art Market, Portland, OR (One month duration)

2018         Group exhibition, Blanc Space, Portland OR (One day duration)

2018         Solo exhibition, Machus Studio, Portland OR (Three day duration)

2018         Solo exhibition, Good Coffee, Portland OR (Current)


Collections

Private Collections in: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; and Manteo, NC

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