Michael Murphy is a sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA and sculpture training from Kent State University in Ohio. He then received his MFA from the Art and Technology Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while focusing on sound, installation, and metal casting.
Murphy's work ranges from intimate gallery pieces to large outdoor public installations. His works have been featured in TIME Magazine twice, New York Magazine, ARK Magazine, American Artist’s Drawing Magazine, Uptown Magazine, Washington Life, Art for Obama, and Designing Obama. To date he is the highest paid cover artist for Time Magazine. He has exhibited widely and created numerous site specific installations throughout the U.S. including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. He has four permanent public outdoor works in the city of Cleveland and other privately held collections in Munich, London, Zurich, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington DC, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Mexico.
For the past two years Murphy has been partnering with Michael Jordan and Nike creating centerpiece works of art for their retail environments incorporating Murphy’s stylistic approach into the Jordan Brand. One of the pieces is installed in the Trump Tower, while the other serves as a centerpiece in the store across from Madison Square Garden. Most recently, Murphy was commissioned to create a unique piece for TED Talks, a conference hosted by Target.