In Felicia Murray’s photographs the sacred is encountered in a nighttime cityscape, in the gestures and expressions of people and animals, as well as in holy places and ceremonies.  Dualities like light and darkness, the hallowed and the mundane, time and eternity, combine in her art as they do in life, charged with the aura of primal mystery, where we sense the hush of the divine.

— Tom Breidenbach, critic 

All works courtesy of the artist 


Painted Truck, Place de la Republique, Arles

Archival Pigment Print
16 x 24 in. (image), 24 x 32 in. (framed)
Ed. of 6

The Kiss, Somerset

Archival Pigment Print
16 x 24 in. (image), 24 x 32 in. (framed)
Ed. of 6

Ghost Dog, Arles 

Archival Pigment Print
16 x 24 in. (image), 24 x 32 in. (framed)
Ed. of 6


Laura’s Eye, Arles

Archival Pigment Print
16 x 24 in. (image), 24 x 32 in. (framed)
Ed. of 6


From the artist:

"I’m interested in the feedback loop of public opinion and foreign policy, and in how representation is crucial to how Americans perceive Arabs. . . . Where I grew up, it was common to see a lot of physical closeness between men. It’s a delicate thing that is generally misunderstood outside of the Arab world. It was important to me that that softness was present in my portraits and that, as a woman, I was controlling the way that these people were being seen. Each image is composed differently; each is embedded with its own logic of confrontation or avoidance. I’m committed to acknowledging the power imbalance inherent in portraiture, and in telling others what to look at, however vague or oblique it might be." 

- As told to Julia Halpert, ARTFORUM December 2017




1972 - 74 Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland

1984-85 Studied photography with Tony Mendoza at the International Center of Photography, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2007 Kundrolling Gallery, New York

2005 7 Internationale Fototage, Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany

2004 Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001 Beacon Gallery, Bellport, New York 

2000 Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, New York 

1999 University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

1999 Espacios Cálidos, La Sala La Fotografía, Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela

1998 Coté Sud, New York

1998 Cascabel, New York 

1997 Vitamine, Arles, France

1996 NHP&PC, New York

Two Person Exhibitions

1996 Jean-Louis Breux Contemporary Art, FotoFest 96, Houston, Texas

1996 Isabella Court, Houston, Texas

Group Exhibitions

2018 - 2019 “Between Now & Then: Life in the Bardos,”  Norwood, New York City

2018 Sargent Gallery, Aquinnah, Massachusetts

2018 “Dog Wild,” Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

2017 “Surface Encounters, 4 Artists,” Sargent Gallery, Aquinnah, Massachusetts

2015  “Animal World,” Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2015 “And Still I Rise,” Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi, New Delhi

2014 “Looking Inward; An Exhibition of Contemporary Buddhist Art,” Korean Cultural Centre India

2014 The Inner Path, Festival of Buddhist Film, Art & Philosophy, Alliance Française, New Delhi

2012  Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY, “Akasa” with Belle McIntyre and Robert A. Schaeffer, Jr, curated by Elizabeth Rodgers

2010 The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO, “Animalia,”

2010 Photographers:Network, 2010 Selection, Siegen, Germany 

2010 “On n’as pas tous les jours 20 ans,” Year Franco-Russian Photobiennale, Moscow

2009 “Retratos Intimos, Observaciones de lo Imperceptible,” Exposicion Paralela a la X Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador

2009  “On n’as pas tous les jours 20 ans,” la Mécanique, SNCF Ateliers, Arles

2009   “Sweet Dreams of Memory - 40 Years of Rencontres,” Fnac Paris, Montparnasse, Fnac Lyon, Bellecours, Aix-en-Provence, France

2009 Special exhibition for Les Amis de l’Arte Moderne de la Ville de Paris, La Porte Rouge, New York

2008 Toledo Friends of Photography 2008 National Juried Photography Exhibition (juror Todd Hido), Ohio

2007 “Sacrée Inde!” Off du Off au Couvent, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles

2007 Photographers:Network, 2007 Selection, Siegen, Germany

2006 - 2007 La Maison de la Photographie Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille, France, “Indianscope,”

2006 Photography 414 Gallery, Fredericksberg, TX, “414 Group Show,”

2006 Gray + Gove Gallery, New York, “SILVER,”

2005 Internationale Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany

2005 - 2008 “Images Against War,” traveling exhibition; Fotofestiwal-5th International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland; Photokina, Cologne, Germany; Peace Museum, Chicago, IL; Junior Gallery, Cincinatti, OH

2005 Photography Is Art Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX, “First Year Anniversary,” 

2005 The Center for Fine Art Photography, The Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO, “The Essence of Self Portraiture,”

2003 T.O.A.S.T. (Tribeca Open Artists Studio Tour), J Studios, New York

2002 T.O.A.S.T. (Tribeca Open Artists Studio Tour), sponsored by Prudential Financial, JS Studios, New York

2002-2005 Paine Weber Gallery, New York, 2002 (“A Thousand Hounds,” traveling exhibition Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE Winnepeg Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, NE; Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan; Keihan Gallery, Osaka, Japan; Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland,  Baltimore; Avampato Discovery Museum, Charleston, West Virginia)

2001 Tribeca Artists’ Christmas Show, JS Studios, New York

2001 Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA, “Portraiture” Juried Exhibition

2000 Mill Art Center & Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY, “Same World, Different Visions

2000 Alan Klotz/Photocollect, “I Do,” New York

2000 Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA, “Mayfair’s 2000 National Juried Photography Exhibition, 3rd place, Nexus Gallery, New York, “Photography 2000” 

2000 George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO, “PhotoSpiva 2000” 

1999 Centre Culturel Wauterbos, Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium, “Qui est vieux,”

1999 Soho Triad Fine Arts, New York, “Visions of Childhood,”

1998 Foto Biennale Enschede, Fotogalerie Objektief, Enschede, Holland, “Surprise yourself and others,”

1998 Soho Photo Gallery, New York, “1998 National Photography Competition” Galerie Mistral, Montréal, “Impressions de New York/New York Impressions,”

1997 La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, “La Photographie au présent: l’année 1996 dans les collections de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France,”

1997 5th Annual Phillips Mills Photographic Exhibition, (Patron’s Award), Solebury, PA,


2019 Edges of Time, Grafiche dell’Artiere, Bologna, Italy

Print Publications

American PHOTO,



Condé Nast TRAVELER,

Raleigh News & Chronicle,

The Kansas City Star,

The Independent (London),

Rochester Times Union,

Battle Creek News,

El Comercio (Lima)


2006 INDIANSCOPE (Exhibition Catalogue), Texts by Olivier Spillebout and Laura Serani, La Maison de la SILVER (Exhibition Catalogue), Text by Sergio Purtell, Gray + Gove Gallery, New York

December 2005/January 2006  Porfolio, Camera Arts, Abulquerque, NM

2005 SHOTS 90, The City, Minneapolis, MN, Winter

2005 SHOTS 87, Self-Portraits, Minneapolis, MN, Spring

May 2004 The India International Centre, New Delhi, catalogue

February 2004 UNMASKINGS: Intimations/Invocations, Jasleen, exhibition catalogue, New Delhi,

May 2002 “Transhumante: The Hues of Monochrome,” Elizabeth Rogers, The India Habitat Journal, Vol. 2, The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2002 Dogs, Raymond Merritt/Miles Barth, Taschen Calendar

April/May 2001  “Spectrum Photo Gallery/Rochester - Felicia Murray,” Karen vanMineen, Art New England, Vol 22, Issue 3

September 1999  A Thousand Hounds, ed. Raymond W. Merritt & Miles Barth, Taschen GmbH, Koln, “Mysteries in Light,” James D. Watts, Jr., Tulsa World, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1999 Entre perro y lobos (Exhibition Catalogue), Texts by Juan Vicente Gomez and William Messer, Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela

March 1999 “Perras Noches: La fotógrafa norteamericana Felicia Murray retrata el insomnio en el Ateneo,” Igor Molina, Entre Líneas, Caracas, Venezuela,

March 1999  “Noches Cosmopolitas en el lente de Felicia Murray,“ Mercedes Gonzalez, El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

March 1999 “Entre perro y lobos en el Ateneo de Caracas; Fotografías de Felicia Murray,” Ana Maria Mendoza, El Globo, Caracas, Venezuela

1998 Surprise Yourself and Others, Fotogalerie Objektief, Foto Biennale Enschede, Holland

1998 Our Grandmothers (ed. Linda Sunshine), Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York

1996 Portfolio, Photo Metro, September

1996 EGYPT: Antiquities from Above, Marilyn Bridges, Bulfinch Press, Boston

1993 MENE DIGITAL, Rolando Peña, IBM de Venezuela, S.A., Caracas

1991 PLANET PERU, Marilyn Bridges, Aperture, New York


May 2006 “The Magic of the Moment - An Interview with Felicia Murray,” Robert A. Schaefer, Jr., double eXposure, www.photoworkshop.com

1998 “Felicia Murray: “Fine-Art Photographers’ Rep”, STRATEGIES, No. 27


2000 SUNY Empire State College, New York, Guest Lecturer, “Women in Photography 2000”

Panel Discussions

1995 SvIF (Foundation for International Photography), ICP, New York

1984 Maine Photographic Workshops