2002 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Master of Fine Arts

1998 Carleton College, Northfield, MN. B.A. in Studio Arts 


2008 “Dust,” Official Selection, 46th annual New York Film Festival, New York, NY Co-writer, actor and narrator, produced with Harvest Films, Santa Monica, CA


2014   Galerie Foucher-Foucher, Brussels Belgium 

2014 * Slete, Culver City, CA                                                                                      

2014 * Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY                                                     

2013    DeCordova Biennial, Lincoln, MA                                                                     

2013 * The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston WV

2013 * La Galerie Particulière, Paris, France                                                              

2012 * Obsolete, Venice, CA

2011 * Winston Wachter, New York, NY

2011 * La Galerie Particulière, Paris, France

2010    "Fast Forward - Four for the Future" Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

2010 * Winston Wachter, Seattle, WA

2010 * Obsolete, Venice, CA

2010 * Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 * Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY

2009    “H20 Film on Water” Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY

2009    “On Paper” Jenkins Johnson, New York, NY

2010    “But is it Drawing?” Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT

2008    “New Prints” The International Print Center, New York, NY

2008 * D3 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008 * Obsolete Gallery, Venice, CA

2007 * Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2007 * Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 * Firehouse Center For The Visual Arts, Burlington, VT

2005 * Obsolete Gallery, Venice, CA

2005 * Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005 * Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY

2005    "The Ever Changing Landscape" The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Louisville, KY

2004 * MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

2004    "Building a Legacy" The Bemis Center, Omaha, NE

2004 * Robert Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004    "Land" Colby Sawyer College Art Gallery New London, NH

2003 * Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC

2003 * Spheris Gallery, Bellows Falls, VT

2003 * “Space Lab” Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2003    "Charcoal" Reeves Contemporary, New York, NY

2003    The Viewing Room, New York, NY

2003    "Violent Violence" Gallery Art et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Holland

2003 * Doll-Anstadt Gallery, Burlington, VT

2002 * Mitten Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2002    "Coloring Words" The Fotogalerie, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2002    "New Currents in Contemporary Art" Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

2001    International Sculpture Center at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

2001 * MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

2000 * Firehouse Center For The Visual Arts, Burlington, VT


2009-present Graduate Advisor, Undergraduate Faculty in Painting
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2010 Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Artist and Teacher. Carleton College, Northfield, MN

2004-06 Instructor of painting, drawing, sculpture and contemporary practice. The Northwest School, Seattle, WA

2003-04 Instructor of advanced painting, Artist in Residence, summer sessions. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2002-03 Adjunct Instructor of painting, drawing and two-dimensional design. Appalachian
State University, Boone, NC

2002 Adjunct Instructor of drawing, summer session. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

2001-02 Teaching Fellow with full responsibility for 3-D Design and drawing classes. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

2001 Teaching Assistant, foundations, method and theory. University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC


2013 Visiting Artist - guest lecturer and critic, juror of exhibition. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2010 - present Critic for Arts Section, Huffington Post

2010 Visiting Artist – guest lecturer, student critiques and solo show. Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Artist Lecture - Drawing, Video and Film work, Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT

2008 Artist Lecture on limited edition prints made with the Tamarind Institute. The International Print Center, New York, NY

2007 Visiting Artist and Critic – guest lecturer, graduate critiques, solo show. MFA in Visual Arts program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

2007 Visiting Artist – panel lecturer for senior class on professional practices. Undergraduate Art Department, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

2005 Thesis Critic – thesis advisor, private and public critiques for architecture student. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Architecture School, Cambridge, MA

2004-05 Visiting Artist – guest lecturer for the professional art practices program. Undergraduate Art Department, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2003 Visiting Artist and Critic – public guest lecturer, graduate critiques. Undergraduate and Graduate Departments, Burren College of Art, Ireland

2003 Visiting Artist – guest lecturer for mid career artist professional practices program. The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC


2011 Award for Teaching Excellence, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2011 Artist in Residence at the Red Stables, courtesy of the City of Dublin, invited to create limited edition lithographs with master printers. Supported by SMFA Faculty Enrichment Grant. The Graphic Studio, Dublin, Ireland

2007 Artist in Residence, invited to create three limited edition lithographs with master printers. The Tamarind Institute, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2004 Artist in Residence, Fellowship. The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2004 Artist in Residence. Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001 Outstanding Student Achievement Award for Sculpture. The International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

1998 The Sigrid and Erling Larsen Award for creative excellence in the arts. Carleton College, Northfield, MN

1996 Hyslop-Warnholtz Artist's Grant, for travel and intensive study in Ireland. Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, Carleton College Art Department


“Positions of Power” catalog with essays by Arif Khan and Ruth Erickson, Clay Center for Arts and Sciences, fall 2014

Joshua Rose “Pencil Pusher” Special Preview American Art Collector May 2014 Issue 103 pages 56-59

“Draw the Line” A survey on drawing by Laurence King Books in association with Elephant Magazine. Featuring 60 artists. 2013

“2013 deCordova Biennial” catalog with essay by Ruth Erickson, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, fall 2013

Scott Turri “Earth Pencils” Arthopper and the Foundation for New Creative Projects, October 2, 2013

Vincent Delaury “American Ego” L’Oeil (France), September 2013

Forthcoming:  “100 Boston Artists” A survey of contemporary artists working in Boston. Schiffer Publishing. To be published Spring 2013

María Lujan Torralba  “Explorer of Artifice” Lamono (Spain) Issue #90 Spring 2013 pages 96-105

“The New Collectors Book” New York: Basak Malone, 2013 A survey of contemprary artists

Priscilla Frank “Ethan Murrow’s Narcissistic Excess Lands at Obsolete Gallery” Huffington Post, October 22, 2012

“The Works of Ethan Murrow” Juxtapoz online July 12, 2012

Vincent Delaury “A la Pointe du Crayon” L’Oeil (France), April 2011

AGNI (featured artist, essay) Spring #73, 2011

Wesley Pulkka “The Future is Now” Albuquerque Journal Sunday, February 27, 2011

Courtney Jordan “Rendering Hoaxes and Hijunks” Drawing, Spring 2011,

Gayle Clamens “Meteorites” The Seattle Times, December 16, 2010

Gary Fagin “Impossible Quest” KUOW (npr) radio interview and review November 18, 2010

Tim Appelo “Curator’s Eye” City Arts, October 31st, 2010

Carol Vogel, “Water Shows on the Go” New York Times July 30, 2009

“Ethan Murrow” Los Angeles: Obsolete Books, 2008, 116 pages with an essay by Ric Kasini Kadour

ZYZZYVA, (featured artist, five page insert), Fall 2008, 87-91

Leah Ollman, “Low tech tales from the past,” Los Angeles Times April 4, 2008, E24

Robert Goldrich, “From Dust to Golden Silence – Directors’ Showcase,” Shoot March 28, 2008

Kimberly Brooks, “The Nudist, The Chemist and Artist Ethan Murrow,” The Huffington First Person Artist Series, posted March 15, 2007

Sheila Farr, “Ethan Murrow's imagination guides ‘expedition’ in art,” The Seattle Times, May 11, 2007, 47H

Andrew Katz, “The Science of Fantastic Fools,” American Art Collector May 2007, 144-147

Fourteen Hills (cover, ten page insert of images and text), Winter/Spring 2007, 81--96

Fran Stoddard, half hour interview, Profile – Vermont Public Television, Oct. 6 and 12, 2006

Holly Myers, “Drive of the Human Spirit – Ethan Murrow,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 2, 2005

Ric Kasini Kadour, “Ethan Murrow: The Obsessed Surveyor” Art New England, October/November issue, 2005

Harpers Magazine (featured artwork) Vol. 311, NO. 1863, August 2005, Readings, 15

Orlo, “Five Easy Pieces, Step by step instructions for a leaner, greener movement” The Bear Deluxe (featured artwork) #22 Spring-Summer 2005, page 7 and 16-19

Salt Hill (cover, four page glossy insert, featured artwork) Number 15, Winter 2004, 97-100

Deveron Timberlake “Highly Combustible” The Richmond Times Dispatch (featured review) January 21, 2004, 44

New American Paintings “Southeastern Region” (juried feature) June, 2003, 98-101

Eve Thorsen “The Graceful Landscapes of Ethan Murrow” The Burlington Free Press (featured cover story and review) May 1, 2003

Marc Awodey “Two for the Show,” Seven Days (featured review), May 7, 2003

International Sculpture Center, "2001 Outstanding Student Achievement In Contemporary Sculpture," Sculpture, (featured artwork) Vol. 20, October 2001, 48-53


Arkansas Museum of Art

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

The University of New Mexico

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Liberty Media

The Guggenheim Foundation

20th Century Fox

Harvest Films

Burton Snowboards

Burj Dubai – EMAAR

The Copper Press

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