Erin Murray

Erin Murray, originally of Waynesboro, Virginia, currently resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where she earned a BA in Painting and Drawing in 2006. In 2009, she completed her MFA in Painting at the University of New Hampshire.

She currently paints full time at her studio at Spitzer Art Center.

486 West Market Street
Harrisonburg, Va 22801

Artist Statement

I have often categorized my work as “magical social realism,” images that strive toward a true essence of a person or experience through seemingly magical or mysterious elements. The paintings are meant to create worlds that are believable but odd and that utilize absurd or bizarre situations to poignantly express the complexity of self, relationships, memory, fear and time.