James Austin Murray is an American painter born in 1969.

After graduating from Parsons School of design, he spent some time in Paris, Slovakia and Hungary. Murray’s still has evolved from more figurative drawings to his current signature black paintings. He has pursued, for the last decade, a gestural based approach to monochrome abstract painting using ivory black oil paint. Murray’s work, immediate as it is organic, draws its strength from the reflective qualities inherent within the paint he uses and the physicality of the visceral brushstroke left behind.

He currently lives and works in his native New York City. He is exhibited extensively in galleries across the United States and internationally. Murray’s work can be found in various public collections and was the recipient of different awards and artist residences.

Available artworks

James Austin Murray, Calculating Azimuth, 2018
James Austin Murray, In Her Presence, 2019
James Austin Murray, What Trees Think, 2019