Ethan Murrow was born in 1975 in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the United States. Raised on a sheep farm in Vermont, he received his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and his Master of Fine Arts from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ethan’s research and practice focuses on historical narratives and the idealized and uncomfortable ways in which they are told, retold and molded into powerful, absurd and subjective tales. In addition to works on paper, he develops large scale wall drawings, murals and installations for site specific projects and exhibitions, working closely with local communities, stakeholders, institutions and corporations.
Recent solo museum shows include the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, The Currier Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Clay Center in West Virginia. Ethan was recently awarded the Stein Emerging Artist Prize by MOCA Jacksonville, participated as Artist in residence at Expedia Group and Facebook Inc., was a fellow at the Ballinglen Foundation in Ireland, and received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. His work is in many public, private and corporate collections and has been reviewed and published widely around the world. Ethan Murrow is a Professor of the Practice at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University where he specializes in Drawing and sitespecific projects.