Born and raised in Portland, ME and working in Chicago, IL, Samuel Murphy is an emerging artist and filmmaker as well as an MFA graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Film, Video, New Media and Animation department.

My research dwells in conceptual combinations of absurdism and kitchen sink realism. Though specific historical and cultural investigation I heavily examine cross contamination of mass and minor media. The resulting work representing emotional qualities of moving image and audio to establish environments that balance abstract visuals and relaxed narrative storytelling.

I mainly work with 35mm photography, super 8mm and double 8mm film, digital filmmaking, spray painting and multi-monitor based installation. I process and develop all my celluloid by hand in my home.

All paintings are available for sale, and Iā€™m also available for commission of video work and paintings. Please feel free to contact me at smlmrphy15@gmail.com with any questions or inquiries you may have.