Full name

Marty Murphy

Title

Artist

Location

Baltimore, MD

Blurb

I like making art that inspires people to think about themselves and consider the world around them, and to use laughter to heal from the horrors we see.

Biography

I like to create art that tells a story; stories to empower minds to think and act relentlessly with compassion, love, truth, and humor.

I am intensely passionate about education and social justice for the planet and it's people; about creating art; about learning; teaching; inspiring others to realize their potential in as many forms of creative expression possible.

I have been a working professional artist most of my life. My first graphics job I was 15 years of age.

My preferred methods are to produce works that reveal the hand-made traces and remnants of execution. I love pencil and paper, stained glass, paint, assemblage and sculpture. Whatever methods I engage, my intention is drawn that directly reflect and reveal environments around us, inviting our senses to experience processes of chaos and upheaval.

I love the digital platform for its overall ease, speed, and access to resources. But I also I love the digital platform for it’s eventual promise in expanding classroom application; I can easily envision interactive holographic immersion environments implemented as a teaching tool in schools and universities, and elsewhere.

My influences are derived in all things, and the people associated within. I am especially fond of anything that disrupts and disturbs the status-quo or complacent ideologies that directly threaten the realization of human cooperation and potential. In other words; my influences are people and things that allow/invite/show us contradictions to assumed reality.

I believe Art and Creative Expression built the societies that inhabit this planet, and we must never lose sight of that fact forsaking our humanity for petty endeavors and short term achievements, ignorant of the long term effects.

Education

MAT

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD · Jan 2019 – May 2020

Graduate School – Master of Arts in Teaching
(High School Art)

BFA

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD · 2013 – 2017

Animation/Interactive Media
Magna Cum Laude

AFA

Community College Baltimore County

Catonsville, MD · 2010 – 2013

Art, Design, and Interactive Media
Summa Cum Laude

Experience

Substitute Teacher

Baltimore County Public Schools

Halethorpe, MD · Jan 2009 – Present

Substitute All Areas. Artist Volunteer.

Owner

Saramar Studios

Baltimore, MD · 2004 – 2010

Custom Commercial and Residential Stained Glass Mosaic and Window Panels

Co-Owner

Cat Box Productions

Silver Spring, MD · 1987 – 1995

Arts and Entertainment Production Company

Elsewhere