With a background in painting and commercial photography Art embraced the digital world and replaced his view camera and darkroom for Photoshop and the "digital darkroom" for the past 20 years. During that time Art was (and continues to be) involved with digital imaging in all its many forms - as a digital photographer shooting in studio for many clients in Manhattan; retouching for top international clients; and printing digitally for photo luminaries such as Robert Frank, Bruce Weber, Ron Haviv, etc. Prior to the "digital revolution" Art's client list ranged from Fortune 500 companies and the major television and cable companies to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Magazine.

Art has always been interested in the past, focusing his camera on the long abandoned Ellis Island (before renovation), a year long study of the Cloisters (for the Metropolitan Museum of Art), industrial archeological studies of New York and other abandoned sites throughout the Northeast. And, in his newest leap into a most distant past, inspired by nature, his latest project studies 380 million year old fossils found in abundance around his home in Catskill, New York.

Exhibition Credits

-Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, N.Y. - "Devonian Dreams: The Imagery of Art Murphy” - September, 2011

-N.Y. Hall of Science, Queens, N.Y. - "Digital 2011 - The Alchemy of Change" - September, 2011

-Garrison Art Center, Garrison, N.Y. - "PHOTOCentric 2011" - Award in Architecture category - September, 2011

-GCCA Gallery, Catskill, N.Y. - “Big Wide World” - July, 2011

-Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY -“75th Annual Hudson Mohawk Regional”- July, 2011

-Hilles Gallery, New Haven, CT - “Seeing Seeing” - May, 2011

-MFA Gallery, Annapolis, MD - “Focal Point” - May, 2011

-Limner Gallery, Hudson, N.Y. - “Arte Natura” - May, 2011

-3rd Street Gallery, Grand Forks, N.D. - “Of Memory. Bone, and Myth” - March, 2011

-WAAM Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y. - “Pairings” - Honorable mention - July, 2010

-WAAM Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.- Small Works Show - Honorable mention -  March, 2010

-GCCA Gallery, Catskill, N.Y. - "GEOgraphy", January, 2010

-WAAM Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y. - Small Works Show - Honorable mention -  June, 2009

-WAAM Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.- Fletcher Gallery Award- Best in Small Works Show, May, 2009

  1. -Center for Photography in Woodstock - "Photography Now 2004"

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-“Photographer’s Forum Magazine” - 11th Annual- Finalist

-“Current Works 11” - National juried competition for alternative printing processes - Finalist

-Inaugural Exhibition - Ellis Island Museum

-"Taking Liberties" - New York State Museum, Albany, New York

  1. -Spike Gallery, Chelsea, New York City - group shows

BFA - Loretto Heights College, Denver, Colorado



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