Brendan portrait.JPG

Brendan Murphy (B 1971 - ) is a widely known contemporary artist whose works are found in prominent private collections and galleries around the world. Since his early career, Brendan has blended abstract and figurative forms to reveal meaning with deeper contemplations through his sculpture and painting. Brendan believes it is in art’s potential where we can most universally transmit positive energy. He recognizes the effect this energy, when experienced as a collective, can have on society as a whole. His commitment to process and true craftsmanship is the unifying thread throughout his body of work.

Brendan currently works from his home-based studios in Malibu, CA and Miami, FL. His work is represented in over 600 private collections and his new works are commonly featured at Art Fairs around the world through his gallery representation in the USA, Canada, Germany, Colombia, England and Monaco.

The sculptural work of Brendan Murphy communicates a rare perspective on the modern human experience through explorations of form, color, language, and universal symbols. Thematically, Brendan Murphy explores the interplay of beauty, power and the need to understand the source of all the energies of life.

 

The inspirations of the work; formulas, equations, relationships; create a pictorial spectrum of human emotion and the unifying natures of shared humanity. Through the layering of these emblems, Brendan Murphy’s painted works boldly portray careful imagery and density of the human experience, exposing the deep natural beauty that surface in this fragile balance.

Brendan Solo Shows and Art Fairs

2020

Art Miami Virtual - Contessa Gallery 

"96% Stardust" - Solo Show - Haviland Reed

"Timing is Everything" - Solo Show - Nicole Henry Fine Art

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary - Contessa Gallery

2019

Art Miami - Contessa Gallery

"Internal Reflection" - Solo Show - Contessa Gallery, Cleveland

"RBTH" - Solo Show - Maddox Gallery, London

Art Central Hong Kong - Maddox Gallery

Art Palm Beach - Contessa Gallery

Art Wynwood - Contessa Gallery

2018

Art Palm Beach - Contessa Gallery

Art Wynwood - Contessa Gallery

Solo Show - Contessa Fine Art Gallery, Palm Beach 

Art New York - Contessa Gallery

Art Market Hamptons - Contessa Gallery

Art Miami - Contessa Gallery

2017

“The next step” -  Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor

“From here to the moon” - Art:ig , Munich

Palm Beach Art Fair - Nicole Henry Fine Art

2016
“Bloom” – Monika Olko Gallery , Sag Harbour, NY
“Lets take a walk” – Family House, San Francisco
“Stay” – Galleria Ca’ D’ Oro’, New York City
“ Nole XL” – Unveil at the Rio Museum of Modern

 

2015
“Punks and Poets” – Event Farm, Santa Monica, CA
“Situations” – KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA

 

2014
Open House at Eagles Watch studios

 

2013
Art in Motion, 483 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art in Motion, Ireland Galleries, Toronto, Canada
Love and all her friends, 483 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2012
“Lovers and thieves”, Costas Gallery , Art Basel, Miami, FL
“Salute to Joe Strummer”, Atelier Building, Manhattan NY
“The beat my heart skipped”, Village Hotel, Yountville , CA

 

2011
“Standing still under the Waterfall”, Solfire Roving Gallery, Miami , FL
“Chasing Butterflies”, Solfire Roving Gallery, New York, NY

 

2010
Open house at Raven’s Eye Studios, Malibu, CA

 

2009
“To the end of the earth and back again” – Solfire Roving Gallery, Calgary, CA
“To the end of the earth and back again” – Solfire Roving Gallery, Southampton, NY
“To the end of the earth and back again” – Solfire Roving Gallery, STK , NY, NY
“To the end of the earth and back again” – Solfire Roving Gallery, ICON , Miami FL

 

2008
“The Magic Garden”  – Palm Galleries, Boca Raton

 

2007
“What its like beyond the moon”, Valmorbida Gallery , NY, NY

 

2006
“Beyond Infatuation” – K.H . Gallery , New York, , NY
Open House studio, Culver City, Los Angeles, Ca
Solo Show, Neue Gallery, Berlin Germany

 

 

Brendan Murphy Group Shows:

 

2016
Southampton Art Fair, Southampton, New York

 

2015
Art Miami, KM Fine Arts

 

2014
Art Miami, KM Fine Arts
Silicon Valley Art Expo, KM Fine arts,  San Jose, CA

 

2013
Silicon Valley Art expo, 483 Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

2007
Scope, Art Basel, Gallery 10g, Miami, FL
Scope, Southampton, Gallery 10g, Southampton, Ny