Ryan Murray

3620 East Highland Phoenix AZ 85018

Email: ryan@ryanmurray.info

Web: www.ryanmurray.info


MFA, Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI – 2011
Brown University Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching + Learning, Providence RI – 2010
Post degree coursework, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ – 2008
BFA, Fine Arts, Arizona State University – Sculpture, Tempe AZ – 2007
AAS, Scottsdale Community College, Motion Picture Production, Scottsdale AZ – 2004

Professional Experience
Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design Senior Studio, (Research Elective) – 2011
Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design Junior Studio, (Metals) – 2010
Fabricator Designer at Burgeon Group, Phoenix AZ – 2009
Self-employed as metal fabricator, Phoenix AZ – 2009
Curator at First Studio Gallery, Phoenix AZ – 2008
Freelance in video and film production, Phoenix AZ – 2008
Teaching Assistant, Scottsdale Community College Sculpture, Scottsdale AZ – 2004


Graduate Studies Grant, RISD, Providence RI – 2011
Wingate Fellowship Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI – 2011
Assistantship Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI – 2011

Selected Recent Exhibitions

International Contemporary Furniture Fair,  New York NY – 2011
Thesis Show, Bank Gallery, Providence RI – 2012
Group Show, Israel Museum, Jerusalem – 2011
Triennial Juried Show, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI – 2011
Dias de Los Muertos, Central Library Gallery, invited artist, Phoenix AZ – 2008
Art Detour, Jackson Street Studios, “Birds with a View,” Phoenix AZ – 2008
Steam Punk Show, First Studio, Phoenix, AZ – 2008
Group Show, Gallery 100, Phoenix, AZ – 2008
Senior Show, Gallery 100, Tempe, AZ – 2007
Juried Show, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ – 2006
Group Show, Resurrection Gallery, Tempe, AZ – 2006
Group Show, First Studio, Phoenix, AZ – 2006

Bigger Picture Productions. Unleashing Creativity. Phoenix – 2009
The State Press, Sparks Will Fly – 2003
Phoenix New Times, Road Show – 2003
The State Press, Friendly Furniture – 2004

Group Commissions
Geode Cache, Wheeler Taft Abbot, Pima County, AZ, richard+bauer architecture – 2008
Librainium, Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood, OH; Robert AM Stern Architects – 2008
Mirror Mountain Ranges, Steamboat Springs Library, CO – 2008
Synapse Canyon, Scottsdale Public Library, AZ, richard+bauer architecture – 2007
Idea Factory, Laramie Public Library, Cheyenne, WY, – 2007

Private Commissions
Scott Hendrix, Private Residence, Trellis of formed steel – 2006
Rachel Dryfus, Sculptural Pool Fence – 2006
First Studio, Sculptural Handrail, Mailbox, Tables – 2005
Mayo Clinic Radiology, Scottsdale, Arizona – freestanding custom metal sculpture – 2004
Hoffman Gate, Tempe, AZ – 2004
River Point Entry, River Point Office Complex, – mixed metals sculptural waterfall – 2002

CAA College Art Association, New York- 2011
ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York – 2011
Dead Sea conference, Israel – 2010
Friends and Neighbors, Kansas State University – 2007
Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Birmingham Alabama, SLOSS furnaces – 2007

Solidworks, Rhino, TurboCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Foundry (Wax Working, Mold Making, Operating a furnace)
Mold Making, Casting
Steel Fabrication including welding (Tig, Mig, Oxy-acetylene)
Wood Fabrication including milling, bending, and joinery
Thermo Plastic Fabrication
Machining (Lathe and Mill)
Sewing, alteration and upholstery


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