Brett Murray

Brett Murray (1961 - ) studied at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1988 with distinction. As an undergraduate, he won Irma Stern Scholarships in 1981 and 1982 and the Michaelis Prize in 1983. As a postgraduate student, he received prestigious grants, bursaries, and scholarships.  Not surprisingly, Murray has exhibited extensively in South Arica and abroad. He was included in the Cuban Biennale of 1994, has been part of international traveling shows, has won numerous competitions and his work is in several South African and international public collections He describes his work as reflective of the grey area between polarised viewpoints and says it can potentially be uncomfortable. He also exposes the absurdities of the powerful through satire. Murray lives in Cape Town, South Africa with his partner and two children.