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Orektikos I

Esther Murphy

BrickRed is pleased to present "Orektikos I", a solo exhibition of new work by Esther Murphy.

On view: January 12 - February 10, 2019

Opening Reception - Saturday, January 12, 2019 6 - 10pm

Orektikos I is an immersive exhibition of photographs and works of paper.  Orektikos, Greek for appetite, is etymologically linked to the English word Orectic— of or concerning desire or appetite. Orectic is a point of departure through which one can dive deep into seductively confounding spaces.  I intend for the exhibition to allude to imaginings of another world. “ - Esther Murphy

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Esther Murphy is a visual artist working in film based photography and paper based sculpture.  She studied visual arts with an emphasis in photography at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Loyola University New Orleans (BFA 2006), and Washington University Saint Louis (MFA 2011).  She has exhibited her work in juried, solo, and group shows across the United States and has been an artist residence at The Banff Centre and Oregon College of Art and Craft.   

She is also a committed educator of the arts.  At the undergraduate level, she has taught photography at Montana State University, Oregon College of Art and Washington University in Saint Louis.  She has given guest lectures at Loyola University and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Her most recent full time position was teaching photography and video in Shenzhen, China.  

She is currently based between New Orleans and New York where she maintains an active studio practice and exhibition schedule.