Ryan transforms the cardboards you may throw away without much thought into colorful architectural miniatures. Despite the playful variation in depth, form, and color, the parts in her reliefs magically fit together. Does that remind you of anything? I’m thinking New York City’s way of combining like 10 different eras in one block.
Ryan Sarah Murphy is a visual artist living and working in New York. Her collage-based work is process-driven and incorporates the use of found and repurposed materials. From 2012-2014 she held a studio residency at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and is the recipient of a 2014 Fellowship Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts.