Julie Murray studied Fine Art in Dublin, Ireland, and in 1985 moved to the US. While creating and exhibiting paintings and photographs there she began exploring moving image media and making experimental films. Continuing to work in as well as draw relationships from painting and photography, she has completed many short films and has collaborated on numerous film installation/performance events with artists, musicians and filmmakers. Her films have been included in many festivals including the New York Film Festival, Images Festival, Toronto, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the Museum of Strasburg, the Dublin Film Festival, Ireland and the Times London Film Festival. Her work was exhibited in the Whitney Bienniel in 2004. Murray has presented her films in person at the Art Gallery of Ontario Cinematheque in Toronto, Anthology Film Archives in New York, Redcat in Los Angeles, Film Forum, LA, San Francisco Cinematheque and the Pacific Film Archive in California. She has been a guest artist at numerous universities where she has taught courses in film and video production and surveys of experimental film history. The Museum of Modern Arts Film Archives as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art acquired prints Murray's films for their archives and her films are part of the New York Public Library's Special Collections, NYC. Her film, Elements, won Best Cinematography award at the 2008 Ann Arbor Film Festival.