Jon Patrick Murphy was born in 1980 in Newburgh, NY. He is a self- taught artist who endeavored to create multi-faceted images beginning in 2001. Large drawings and paintings of nothing but everything, simple but complicated art would be the goal. After graduating college with a Commercial Music degree Jon embarked on the field of visual art with vigor and calling. Since 2008 he has worked at Dia: Beacon. In 2009, he had his first solo show at Floor One Gallery in Beacon, NY titled Recovena. He won The Monson, MA Arts Council Prize for Gaia with Tree of Life. He also won two Artslant showcase prizes in 2017. Currently he is working on The Four Elements, a series in eight parts.