Filmmaker Julie Murray was born in Ireland and has lived in the US for the past three decades. She began her art career in painting and mixed media, then, beginning with Super-8 format, gradually moved to filmmaking. She currently works in both film and video media, exploring the perceptual frictions between the two.
Murray’s work is held in a number of collections including The Museum of Modern Art’s Film Archives, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Public Library’s Special Collections, at Lincoln Center, NYC.
Her films regularly screen at festivals in the US and abroad. They have been included in The New York Film Festival, Images Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rencontres Paris/Berlin, and have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.
Murray has presented her films in retrospectives and special programmes at Anthology Film Archives, NY, Filmforum in Los Angeles, Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco, and more recently at The Irish Film Institute/AEMI Dublin.
Murray’s early Super-8 films, created in San Francisco in the late 1980s, were selected for a National Film Preservation Foundation Award in 2014.