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Bri Murphy

Bri Murphy

Assistant Professor, Sculpture + Digital Fabrication

School of Art and Design
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-4977
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Art and Design
Campus Box 30
Greeley, CO 80639


  • MFA in Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • BFA in Ceramics, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
  • BS in Art Education (K-12), SUNY New Paltz
  • Minor in Art History, SUNY New Paltz

Professional/Academic Experience

Recent Professional and Academic Experience includes:

  • Assistant Professor of Sculpture + Digital Fabrication, University of Northern Colorado, January 2024-present
  • Sculpture Instructor/Digital Fabrication Lab Coordinator, University of Northern Colorado, January 2022-2023
  • NCECA Conference Clay Fab Lab Coordinator, Sacramento (2022) and Cincinnati (2023)
  • Fabrication Labs Assistant Coordinator, Nancy Richardson Design Center, Colorado State University, 2021-2022
  • Artist-in-Residence, University of North Dakota, 2020-2021
  • Instructor of Record, Ohio University, 2018-2020
  • Gallery Director, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE, 2015-2017

Other Experience

Bri has exhibited their work widely around the U.S., and given several visiting artist talks and demos at various institutions. They also have helped numerous programs build or develop their digital fabrication facilities, and led workshops to build ceramic-extruding 3D printers. They have coordinated the Clay Fab Lab for two NCECA conferences, and have lectured on the integration of digital fabrication technology in academic spaces.

Research/Areas of Interest

Bri's research balances technical explorations in various media with concept-driven bodies of work that deal with notions of identity, history, politics, and the body. They are interested in and utilize a wide range of processes in their work, including 3D printing and other digital fabrication technologies in conversation with more analog means of making in materials such as ceramics, wood, and mixed media. 

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