Todd Murphy (b. 1962) 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, Murphy does not conform strictly to one medium. However, Murphy has used photography as the foundation of his work throughout his career seen in his paintings and as studies for his sculptural work.
Murphy's work 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. He 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-profits and he currently lives and works out of Brooklyn New York.