Born: Willimantic, CT, 1970.
Lives and works in Los Angeles.



University of Washington M.F.A. / Seattle, WA.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Chicago, IL.


University of Connecticut B.F.A. / Storrs, CT.

Solo Exhibitions


Winston Wächter, Holding hands / Seattle, WA.


Winston Wächter, Invisible / Seattle, WA.


Platform Gallery, New Work / Seattle, WA.

Suyama Space, Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects, Facing / Seattle, WA.


Esther Claypool Gallery / Seattle, WA.


Esther Claypool Gallery / Seattle, WA.


King County Arts Commission Gallery Self-titled / Seattle, WA.

Group Exhibitions


Seattle Design Center, Chair Project / Seattle WA.


Tacoma Art Museum, Honoring 15 years of Neddy Fellows / Tacoma, WA.


Koplin Del Rio Gallery, West Coast Drawings curated by Norman Lundin / Los Angeles, CA.


Wright Exhibition Space, Traces and Accumulations curated by Rock Hushka/ Seattle, WA.


Tacoma Art Museum, 8th Northwest Biennial/ Tacoma, WA.


Tacoma Art Museum, The Neddy Artist Fellowship / Tacoma, WA.

Lee Art Center, Painted on / Seattle, WA


Gallery Joe, Water Color: current views / Philadelphia, PA.

Boise Art Museum, Contemporary Northwest Art / Boise ID.

Winston Wächter, Figuration / Seattle, WA.

Henry Art Gallery, Bashville / Seattle, WA.

Seattle Art Museum, Rental Sales Gallery, UW School of Art MFA Alumni Invitational Exhibition  / Seattle, WA.

Marylhurst University, The Art Gym, Unexpected Watercolor / Marylhurst, OR.


Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle Perspective:
Selections from the City of Seattle % for Art Portable Works Collection / Seattle, WA.


Arnot Art Museum, Re-presenting representation / Elmira, NY.


Frye Art Museum, The perception of appearance / Seattle, WA.


Bank of America Gallery, Artist Trust Art Benefit Auction / Seattle, WA.

SOIL Artist Cooperative Gallery Invitational / Seattle, WA.


Henry Art Gallery, Splendor in the Bash / Seattle, WA.


Henry Art Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition / Seattle, WA.

Bellevue Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Annual / Bellevue, WA.


Phinney Ridge Center, Works on Paper / Seattle, WA.

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Works in Progress / Seattle, WA.

1992, 97

Art Works Gallery / Hartford, CT.


Slater Memorial Museum, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts / Norwich, CT.



The Neddy Artist Fellowship, Behnke Foundation / Seattle, WA.


Artist Trust Gap Grant / Seattle, WA.


University of Connecticut Alumni Award, New Visions, University of Connecticut / Storrs, CT.


Seattle Collects 2003 Sustaining Award, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs / Seattle, WA.


Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum / Seattle, WA.


Artist Trust Fellowship / Seattle, WA.

2000 Grant / San Francisco, CA.


King County Arts Commission Grant / Seattle, WA.


Art Works Award / Hartford, CT.


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, S.A.I.C. Scholarship / Chicago, IL.


Slater Memorial Museum award, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts / Norwich, CT.

1990 - 92

Charles Pasqua Alaimo Scholarship University of Connecticut / Storrs, CT.


Victor Borge Award University of Connecticut / Storrs, CT.


  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The artist lineup for Tacoma Art Museum's Northwest Biennial is irresistible, March 15, 2007.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Group show 'Painted On' showcases a vibrant local art scene, June 23, 2006.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Visual Arts In Brief… Neddy Award, June 13, 2006.
  • Jen Graves, The Stranger, In Art News, Wallflower, February 2-8, 2006.
  • Jen Graves, The Stranger, The Stranger Suggests, January 19 -25, 2006.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Susan Dory's grids set their own rhythm, while Brian Murphy makes his flesh float, January 27, 2006.
  • Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, Not so Sketchy, October 19, 2005.
  • Andrew Engelson, Seattle Weekly, SW pick, 8/31-9/6, 2005.
  • Janet Koplos, Art in America, Report From Seattle Plugged In and Caffeinated, September 2005.
  • Suzanne Beal, Art in America, Review of Exhibitions, Brian Murphy at Suyama Space and Platform, April 2005.
  • Janet Goetze, The Oregonian, Nine artists take the medium into unexpected territory, offering "a renaissance in watercolors" January 06, 2005.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 2004.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 01, 2004.
  • Suzanne Beale, Seattle Weekly, September 29, 2004.
  • Judy Wagonfeld, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Local Art Shines in “Seattle Perspective”… January 30, 2004.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Best of 2002… December 2002.
  • Matthew Kangas, The Seattle Times, The pleasures and perils of too much of a good thing, December 13, 2002.
  • Norman Lundin, The Perception of Appearance…published by Frye Art Museum, 2002.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Frye’s exhibit of Figurative artists… June 28, 2002.
  • New American Paintings; Open Studio Press, Boston MA. Jan. 2002 cover.
  • Sheila Farr, Seattle Times; Painter Brian Murphy Wins Bowen Award, October 18, 2001.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Artist in the Flesh Brian Murphy… February 27, 2001.
  • Eugenie Tsai, Review, 2000.
  • Meg Shiffler, The Stranger, Arts Review, *Recommended show, February 4, 1999.
  • Regina Hackett, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1999 Northwest Annual: A very good year at Bellevue museum, July 12, 1999.
  • Eric Fredericksen, The Stranger, Art Look At Me! Young and New In Bellevue, August 14, 1999.

Professional Experience

  • Southern Methodist University, Visiting Artist Lecturer / Dallas, TX.
  • University of Washington, Visiting Faculty / Seattle, WA.
  • Cornish College of the Arts, Visiting Faculty  / Seattle, WA.
  • School of Visual Concepts, Visiting Faculty  / Seattle, WA.
  • Kirkland Arts Center, Visiting Faculty / Kirkland, WA.
  • University of Washington, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Issues and Influence / Seattle, WA.
  • Boston University, Visiting Artist Lecturer / Boston, MA.
  • University of Connecticut, Visiting Artist Lecturer  / Storrs, CT.
  • Deborah Mersky, Artist Assistant  / Seattle, WA.
  • Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Gallery Assistant / Seattle, WA.
  • Moss Warner Communications Inc., Design Associate and Project Manager / Hartford, CT.


  • Tacoma Art Museum / Tacoma, WA.
  • Portable Works Collection, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs / Seattle, WA.
  • Boise Art Museum / Boise, ID.