Ethan Murrow uses film and photography to create farcical, theatrical narratives that are then translated into large-scale graphite drawings. These beautifully rendered drawings capture a sense of adventure, satire, fun and defeat.
His stylized images invite his audience to consider the complexities of aspiration. The absolute confidence and passion of Murrow’s characters stand in contrast to the possibly dubious outcomes of their efforts. “I both admire and fear this kind of certainty,” he explains.
Murrow teaches at The Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Brattleboro Museum. In 2015, he published The Whale, a children’s book, with Vita Murrow.