b. 1988, lives & works in Brighton UK. 
 

James William Murray is an artist, curator, and educator. He received an MA in photography from the University of Brighton in 2015 and has exhibited in the UK and internationally. 

In 2017 Murray co-founded the project space Niagara Falls Projects in Brighton UK. In 2018 he was selected for the Sussex Open Commission Award to produce a new large-scale work. In 2019 he was artist-in-residence at Towner Gallery Eastbourne UK. 

His work is represented by Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art in Belgium.

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2018 - Lingering (two person exhibition with Philip Van Isacker) Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke BE 

2018 - ideal-i (two person project with Alexander Glass) Niagara Falls Projects, Brighton UK
2017 - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (solo exhibition) Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke BE

2017 - Desire Works (solo exhibition) Project 78, St Leonard's by Sea UK

Selected Group Shows
2019 - Salon, University of Brighton UK
2019 - On The Stretcher, (with Jesper Skov Madsen, Maximilian Schubert, Luc Vandevelde), Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke BE 

2018 - Sussex Open 18, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne UK
2018 - Marks Make Meaning, (with Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley, Irvin Pascal, and Mark Wright), University of Brighton UK

2018 - Editions Project 78, St Leonard's by Sea UK
2017 - Old 16 / New 17 (with Berend Strik, Ross Hansen, Laurent Da Sylva), Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke BE

2016 - Screened, Ardesia Projects group show for Brighton Photo Fringe UK

2016 - East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery & Museum. Eastbourne, UK 

2016 - NYC Art Book Fair (portfolio presentation) Daily Life Storage MoMA PS1. New York, USA

2016 - Athens Photo Festival (photo/artist book exhibition), Benaki Museum (Pireos Annexe), Athens GR 

2016 - Unit 8 Open Studio, Brighton UK

2015 - After Desire MA degree show, University of Brighton UK

2015 - Buzzed Phillips Auctioneers, London UK 
2013 - London Art Fair - Axis project stand, Business Design Centre, London UK
2012 - Beneath The Walnut Tree (project with Fiona Alison), Utrophia Project Space, London UK
2012 - 200 Faces Kingston House, Birmingham & Quayside Tower, Swindon UK
2012 - Bread & Roses Motorcade Flashparade - Part of the Bristol Biennale, Bristol UK
2012 - Miles Km Bussey Building, Peckham, London UK
2012 - Basement, The Regency Town House, Brighton UK 

Curated Projects

2019 - Evil Rises, Niagara Falls, Ashley Beachey, Sean Birnie, Richard Jed Butler, Bob Visser group show Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK

2019 - New Alchemy, Jure Kastelic solo project, Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK

2019 - Not the Dead Spit, two person project Sophie Barber & Georgia Hayes, Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK
2018 - Celestial Body, Spiritual Earth, Joseph Long solo project, Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK
2018 - Is this wet p*$$¥ remix no get enemy, nothing like this love that I’m feeling, Irvin Pascal solo project, Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK
2017 - E2 - E4 Jacob Clayton, solo project, Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK

2017 - She Melissa Campbell, solo project, Niagara Falls Projects Brighton UK

Texts/Essays/Reviews/Features

2018 - Review of ideal-i by Geoff Hands
2017 - Supplément à La Libre Belgique - N°25 
2017 - Photoworks online showcase

2017 - Miniclick - Interview

2017 - Photography & issue #1 

​2016 - YET Magazine issue #10 Studying Photography by Joanna Lowry

2016 - Self Publish Be Happy - online feature
2016 - Mull It Over - Interview
2016 - Ardesia Projects - online feature

2016 - Ardesia Projects Annual - Essay by Benedetta Casagrande

2015 - Art Can't Change The World - collaboration with Dionysis Livanis
2015 - Photoworks MA graduates Showcase

2015 - Source Photographic Review
2015 - An Impossible Task: On James William Murray's Beheld by Seán Padriac Birnie

2015 - After Desire: essay by Joanna Lowry

Talks & Teaching

2017 - present Visiting lecturer on Fine Art BA at Hastings University Centre UK

2017 - After School Club artist talk at University of Brighton UK

2017 - Miniclick Photo Talks, Brighton UK
2016 - Alternative Perspectives artist talk at Towner Gallery. Eastbourne UK

2015 - 2016 - Coordinator of Unit 8 peer crit sessions. Brighton UK

 

Collections

Private collections Australia, Belgium, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USA

Hellenic Centre for Photography GR
SPBH artist book collection UK

Awards

2019 - Artist in Residence. Towner Gallery, Eastbourne UK

2018 - Sussex Open 18 Commission Award