James Murray is a visual artist, musician and electronics designer with a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston & Tufts University & an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has shown both nationally and internationally. His work and performances have been featured in the book and accompanying DVD, Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking, by Nicolas Collins. He also produced, shot and edited all the tutorials featured on the DVD. His art practice explores themes including the ideologies of emancipation in both club music and queer BDSM culture, drawings and videos focusing on the writings of Jean Genet and Brion Gysin, as well as endurance-based performance art and video in the aftermath of the submersion of the AIDS crisis to conservative gay politics.