Untitled, Sovereign Tree (hummingbird branches), 2009
Edition of 15 + 2AP
50 x 100 inch archival pigment print
Edition of 5 + 2AP
Todd Murphy Biography Todd Murphy (b. 1962; d. 2020) was born in Chicago and moved to Georgia as a child. After studying art at the University of Georgia, he began his artistic career in Atlanta. Primarily known for his paintings and sculptures, Murphy’s work can be described as having “underlying artistic themes of metamorphosis, illusion, and life-in-the moment.” Through constantly reinventing the mediums that he employs, Todd Murphy does not conform strictly to one medium. However, Todd Murphy has used photography as the foundation of his work throughout his career seen in his paintings and as studies for his sculptural work. Todd Murphy’s photography has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, Europe and Asia. His work can be found in public and private collections such as the High Museum of Art, Georgia; New Orleans Museum, Louisiana; Mint Museum, North Carolina; The Georgia Museum and the University of Georgia. Todd Murphy has been a visiting artist and lecturer at the University of Georgia, University of California San Francisco, University of Virginia, University of South Carolina and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, private corporations and non-profit organizations. Todd Murphy lived in Brooklyn, New York with his family. Todd sadly passed away of cancer at the age of 57 in February of 2020, in New York.