"Ethan and his work touch every aspect of what the Stein Prize represents and recognizes,” Brooke Stein said. “His detailed drawings are incredible and his collaborative project was beloved by the community. While we're always sad to see Project Atrium pieces conclude, we are excited for his return visit to share more of his talents with Jacksonville."
Ethan Murrow received his bachelor's degree from Carleton College and his MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recent solo shows of drawings, video, and sculpture include La Galerie Particulière in Paris and Brussels, Slete Gallery in Los Angeles, Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York City and Seattle, and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in West Virginia. Murrow was recently commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston to build a two-story wall drawing for the Feinberg Art Wall in the museum's lobby.
“Humans are very good at inventing things, telling stories that embellish, cover up, exacerbate, lay claim to, or reveal things about who we are and what we have done,” Murrow said.
Murrow recently participated as artist-in-residence at Facebook, was a fellow at the Ballinglen Foundation in Ireland, received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Drawing, and was included in the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park's Biennial with a three-story wall drawing. His work is in many public, private, and corporate collections and has been reviewed and published widely around the world.
A monograph on his work came out in fall 2015 with the German publisher Hatje Cantz. His film project Dust, with Harvest Films and wife, Vita Weinstein Murrow, was an official selection of the 2008 New York Film Festival. Murrow is a professor at the Museum School at Tufts University in Massachusetts.