Bri Murphy grew up in the green mountains of Vermont, where she began her career as an artist selling her drawings to her mom for 25¢ apiece. Her work is interdisciplinary, combining digital technologies such as 3D printing with more traditional materials, influenced by her background in ceramics. She is the former Gallery Director of the LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she began as an Artist-in-Residence in 2013. Murphy holds Bachelor’s degrees in Ceramics and Art Education from SUNY New Paltz in New York. She is currently a third year graduate student at Ohio University.
My artistic practice uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine various themes, most recently the role of the internet and open-source file sharing on American identity through political and social lenses. From the use of 3D printers to produce prosthetics in underdeveloped countries to the advent of the 3D printed gun, the effects of the accessibility of these technologies are yet to be fully realized. I aim to question the current and future implications of the democratization of such technologies as they transition from cutting-edge to mainstream.