Lives & works in New York City.



Working Artist Purchase Award, March/April 2018

I-Park Foundation Residency Fellowship, June 2016

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant, Sculpture/Crafts 2014

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Studio Program – May 2012-December 2014


School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, 2001


2018       Terraforming, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015       Site Lines, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013       Parameters, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX

2007      Kept, Outrageous Look Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



Press Play, Flat Files Featured Artist, ODETTA Gallery, New York, NY

Unlikely Materials and the Language of Art, Krasdale Galleries, Bronx, NY and White Plains, NY

Three Voices, curated by Melinda Wang, Lighthouse Gallery, New York, NY

pa.per, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art on Paper Fair, w/ Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

Pulp + Process: Making and Manipulating Paper, curated by Sam Aldrich, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

Soft Grit, LoBo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Saturated Geometry, curated by Lucas Kelly, The Gallery at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ


System Processing, Curatorial Studio, GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project, Jenison, MI

Dwellings, curated by Morgan McAllister & Nicole Castaldo, Lobo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

At Hand, 3-person exhibition, curated by Ry McCullough, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, FL

Creative Climate Awards, Human Impacts Institute, Taipei Economic & Cultural Center, New York, NY

Folded: New Acquisitions to the Artspace Flatfile, Second Story Gallery & Workshop, New Haven, CT

Art on Paper Fair, w/ Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

Plus One, Project: ARTspace, New York, NY

Abductions and Reconstructions, 3-person exhibition, curated by David Borwaski, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT


Echoes, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

The Flat File: Year Five, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

Market Art + Design Fair, w/ Kathryn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Re:Constructed, curated by NYFA Curatorial, McKinsey & Co., New York, NY

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Fort Collins Museum of Art & Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO (traveling)


Connections, curated by Peter Gynd, permanent exhibition, Foundation Center, New York, NY

Bauhaus Babies, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Elegant Simplicity, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Anya & Andrew Shiva Gallery, City University of New York, NY (traveling)

The Drawing Board, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC


Necessary Construct, curated by Rhia Hurt, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Seattle Art Fair, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA

de.con.struct, curated by Krista Svalbonas, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

Paper Constructions, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

on/of/about paper, DM Contemporary, New York, NY

Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY

Domestic Ideals: Nostalgia and the Home, curated by Peter Gynd, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY


Spatial Intelligence, curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Summer School, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX

Internal Dialogues, curated by Natalia Nakazawa, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY


CONstruct/conSTRUCT: The Organizing Principle, Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worchester, MA

The Left Over Method, La Couleuvre, Paris, France

Side Affect, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX

Wrap Around One, curated by Renee Riccardo, ARENA @ Suite 806, New York, NY

rMFA Inaugural Biennial 2013, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Rochester, NH

Traces of Omnipresence, curated by Leslie Kerby, Project: ARTspace, New York, NY 


GroupShow: Artworks You Can Smuggle in Your Suitcase, Millenaris Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

Bound to Printed Matter, Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY

This Is How My Brain Works, Radiator Arts, Long Island City, NY

Collage, Recession Arts, New York, NY

Mix and Match, Exhibition II, Hampden Gallery, UMass-Amherst, MA


One - Robert Strati, Ryan Sarah Murphy & Robert Walden, Exhibit 23, Valley Cottage, NY

Dialogues, Taller Boricua Gallery, New York, NY

Mix and Match, Exhibition I, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, Romania

Reframings: i am not a good enough feminist, curated by Melanie Kress, Concrete Utopia, Brooklyn, NY

Urban/Urbane, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Pages: Book as Medium, Catalyst, Venue, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Gimme Shelter, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

Heed the Machine, Illustrious, St. Cecilia’s Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


ReVisions: New Creations from Scrap, reMake Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Censored, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

Marking Places, Retracing Spaces, Multimedia Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA  

The Grid, Milepost 5 Gallery, Portland, OR


Sculpture Show, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, curated by Katie Knight, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT (traveling 2008-2016)


Bits & Pieces: The Collage Impulse, curated by Susan Hoeltzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

450 Women Have Been Murdered in Ciudad Juarez, SAC Gallery, Stonybrook, NY

Arrangements, Window Installation Project, Outrageous Look Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY


Terror? Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Small Works Exhibition, Women’s Studio Center, Long Island City, NY

Works on Paper, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

Este es mi Hogar/This is my Home, WSU Exhibition Center, Richland, WA

Embodiment: Gender+Culture+Action, Genevieve Fisk Loranger Gallery, Detroit, MI



Stephen Maine & Ryan Sarah Murphy, Press Play Exhibition, ODETTA 1stdibs Gallery, July 27, 2019.

Saturated Geometry Exhibition Artist Panel, The Gallery at MCCC, February 6, 2019.

Artist panel webcast w/ Damien Hoar De Galvan, At Hand Exhibition, Univ. of Tampa, Sept. 28, 2018.

Bauhaus Babies exhibition, ODETTA Gallery, December 3, 2016.

A Conversation with the Artists of Spatial Intelligence, ODETTA Gallery, November 2, 2014.

ALS #22 (Artist Lecture Series) with Ryan Sarah Murphy & Peter Soriano, February 3, 2013.



Foundation Center, New York, NY

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT



Artspace (2018-current), New Haven CT

Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Flat File Year 5 - 2018), Brooklyn, NY




Ryan Sarah Murphy - Arriving at an Unknown Endpoint, interview with Etty Yaniv, Art Spiel Magazine, Feb. 19, 2018.


Dwellings: An Inaugural Exhibition for a New Type of Gallery, Logan Hanley, Nov. 2018.

Carnegie Reporter Magazine (print), Shining A Light, Aruna D’Souza, Vol. 9/Number 3, Winter 2018, pg. 51.

Carnegie Reporter Magazine (online), Good Works Everywhere...Even the Office, Aruna D’Souza, Jan. 12, 2018.


Markel Fine Arts Gallery Blog, In Conversation with Ryan Sarah Murphy, June 6, 2017.

Strange Fire, Q&A: Katie Knight Curator of Speaking Volumes, Transforming Hate, Hamidah Glasgow, January 17, 2017.


Arts in Bushwick, Bauhaus Babies Spin at ODETTA, online review by Etty Yaniv, December 15, 2016.

Strictly Paper, Abstract Contemporary Collage Reliefs, online publication, November 22, 2016.

Maake Magazine, Featured Artist Gallery & Interview, online and print publication, March, 2016.

Tory Burch Daily, Meet the Artist - Ryan Sarah Murphy, Feb. 4, 2016.


Embark Magazine, The Artist Profile, August/September 2015 Issue, pgs. 114-119. 

ArtFCity, Waacking, Eating, Tweeting, Painting, Necessary Construct exhibition, Aug. 10th.

Things To Do in the Hudson Valley Aug. 16-22, artwork image from Matteawan Gallery exhibition, The New York Times, Aug. 13th.

Goldstein, Willow, The Art and Craft of Paper, Arts in Bushwick, May, 2015.

Reiner, Claire, Pioneer Square Gallery Recap, Vanguard Seattle, April 13, 2015.

Douglas Turner, Armory Week of Art Fairs-The Smartest Art I Found, The Architecture of Tomorrow, March, 13, 2015.

Watts Jr., James D., Living Arts of Tulsa Exhibit Shows Hate Turned into Art, Tulsa World, Jan. 2015.

Leslie Frenz, The Artsy Forager, Jan. 6, 2015.


Gomez, Enrico, Abstraction in Brooklyn in November, WagMag Art Guide, Nov. 1, 2014.

Cut Out for Collage, color catalogue, published by Index Book, Spain, pgs. 102-105.


Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Inaugural Biennial 2013, color catalogue, pgs. 52-53, 2013.


Thompson Gallery, Strange Glue- Collage at 100, Virtual Annex, color catalogue, pg. 33, 2012.

Kate Singleton, ArtHound, January 23, 2012. 

Jeff Hamada, Booooooom, January 20, 2012.

Ani Tzenkova, Trendland, January 13, 2012. 

Lari Washburn, April 24, 2012.


Jocelyn Jane Cox, The Home Tome, October 19, 2011. 

Notpaper, Artist Interview, Sept. 15, 2011.

Olson, Norma Smith. Urban/Urbane, Words and Pictures, Minnesota Women’s Press, Sept. 2011.


Holter Museum of Art, Speaking Volumes, Transforming Hate – color exhibition catalogue, 2008.

Green, Elliott. Review – Solo Exhibition, ARTnews, April 2008, pg. 144.


James Wagner, Ryan Sarah Murphy at Outrageous Look, April 7, 2007. 

Genocchio, Benjamin. Collages Go To College and Behave Accordingly, New York Times, Dec. 2007.

Scheimler, Krystal. Art in Death: Ciudad Juarez Murders at SAC Gallery, The Stonybrook Statesman, Oct. 2007.