Serge Murphy was born in Montréal in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Design from the Université de Paris VIII. He is a multidisciplinary artist involved in video, painting and sculpting who has exhibited throughout Canada (notably in Québec), the United States and Europe. In 1983, he produced his first video, Le voyage à Thunder Bay, in collaboration with Michèle Waquant. He then went on to produce eight more videos with Charles Guilbert and Michel Grou. In 2003, he showed Le jardin de mon curé at the Lille Museum in addition to having the Musée de Joliette organize a first retrospective of his visual art collection.