Ryan Murray

Associate Professor

 Prof. Ryan Murray

Contact Information

Media Center 107A


University of Illinois at Chicago (MFA)
Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)

Areas of Expertise

Video art, experimental video, digital media production and post-production, visual culture theory


Ryan Murray creates conceptually-driven artwork that combines video, screens, projections, found object sculpture, performance, painting, and music. Exploring electronic media and its relationship to physical media, his work addresses the search for meaning at the intersections of “high” and “low” culture and at the boundaries of different media.

Murray’s artwork has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, screening tours, and film festivals. Recent festivals include the Festival of (In)Appropriation (Los Angeles, CA), Antimatter Media Art Festival (Victoria, Canada), Videoholica (Varna, Bulgaria), Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, USA), and the Basement Media Festival Tour (ten cities in the US and Canada).  Recent exhibits include CICA Museum (Gimpo, South Korea), the Delaware Contemporary (Wilmington, DE), and a solo show at Hood College in Frederick, MD. He was the recipient of a 2016 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Digital Media.

Ryan Murray joined the faculty at Towson University's Electronic Media and Film Department in 2009. He is a three-time winner of the Innovation in Teaching Award from Towson University's Office of Academic Innovation.  He teaches courses on the subjects of experimental film and video art, digital culture theory & aesthetics, creativity, viral video, and video production and post-production.