ethan murphy

about

Ethan Murphy is a photographer born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography Studies from Ryerson University. His practice links identity and place by reflecting on the psychological impact of Newfoundland’s rural environment. Murphy’s work is concerned with a fluctuating perspective acquired from leaving and returning to the island that enables him to renegotiate his connection to its remote areas. Using photography as a mediator, Murphy reconciles his relationship with identity and loss while examining the Newfoundland landscape post cod moratorium. His photographs function as personal documents that combine urban influence with a rural perspective. Murphy has exhibited internationally, at the National Gallery of Canada and was awarded the New Generation Photography award in 2019.

ETHAN MURPHY

Toronto | Canada

(709) 770-4765

ethan.murphy@ryerson.ca

ethanmurphyphoto.com


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 What's Left & Whats Gathered, Ryerson Artspace, Toronto, ON (upcoming)

2018 Where the Light Shines First, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

2018 Where the Light Shines First, Holdfast Contemporary Arts Festival, St. John’s, NL

2018 Where the Light Shines First, Eastern Edge, The rOGUE Gallery, St.John’s, NL

2018 Where the Light Shines First, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 The New Generation Photography Award, Canadian Photography Institute, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON (upcoming)

2019 The New Generation Photography Award, The Gladstone Hotel, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, ON

2019 Maximum Exposure 24, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2018 Maximum Exposure 23, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2018 Some Mobility, Ryerson Artspace

2017 Maximum Exposure 22, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2017 Bread and Butter, Ryerson Artspace

2016 Maximum Exposure 21, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2016 Ryerson/Brighton Image Exchange, University of Brighton, UK

2016 Bread and Butter, Ryerson Artspace


COMMISSIONS

2018 Barrier, Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, St. John’s International Airport


CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2017 Art Attack, Relic, St. John’s, NL

2016 Pop Up Art Show, Seto, St. John’s NL


PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES

2019 Practicing Love: In Conversationg with Steven Beckly, Public Parking Publication, Manitoba

2019 Newfoundland Quaterly, Vol. 111, #4

2019 Function Magazine Vol. 16, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2018 Function Magazine Vol. 15, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2017 Photographer Pushes for Collaborative Efforts, The Telegram, August 25, Wendy Rose

2017 Function Magazine Vol. 14, School of Image Arts, Toronto, ON

2016 Scribe Magazine, Humber College, Toronto, ON


RESIDENCY

2019 Tilting AIR, Artist In Residence, Fogo Island, Newfoundland


EDUCATION

2015 - Present  BFA, Ryerson University, School of Image Arts, Toronto ON


AWARDS

2019 Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award

2018 IMA Purchase Award, Ryerson Artspace

2018 Dr. Julius Lukasiewicz Award, School of Image Arts

2018 Maximum Exposure Best in Show, School of Image Arts

2017 Howard Tenenbaum Award of Excellence, School of Image Arts

2017 Bread and Butter Best in Show, Ryerson Artspace

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