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Sharon Murphy


Sharon Murphy arranges linear and spacial elements. Recent work has involved the fabriction of paper, thread and nylon cord, with the resulting pieces intent on evoking a stong sense of association and familiarity.

Murphy's installation work seeks to create architectural elements which link physical spaces and orders the negative space inbetween.

Since graduating from the National College of Art and Design and Limerick School of Art and Design, the Dublin-based atist has exhibited in group and solo shows within Ireland and the UK, recently with Breaking Ground, Pallas Contemporary Projects and Monster Truck Gallery/RHA. She received a national bursary from the Arts Council in 2007 and has work in both public and private collections around Ireland and the UK.

Sharon is currently pursuing a Masters in Visual Arts Practices at IADT.


Currently undertaking an Masters in Visual Arts Practices at IADT Dublin

Limerick Institiute Of Technology
(H.Dip in Arts)

N.C.A.D, Dublin
(B.A. Hons. Degree in Fine Art)

Bouvard et Pecuchet (Curated by Carolina Hoffman)
Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin
16.4.1 Plane/ Site Galleries, Dublin
Stargaze Indoor Arts Festival (Curated by Aine Macken) D-Light Studios, Dublin
Affiliations: Murphy & Boese (2 person show) Reunion Gallery, Suffolk, England
Summer Edition: NIVAL exhibit Filmbase, Dublin
This Must be The Place Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) Dublin

Treat ’08 Talbot Gallery and Studios, Dublin
Christmas Art Fair Thisisnotashop, Dublin
Breaking Ground: My Space (Curated by Cecilia Moore) The Helix, Dublin
Dublin Culture Night: Judging a Book The Winding Stair, Dublin
Winter '08 Gallery Link, AIB Bankcentre, Dublin
127th Annual Exhibition The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast
Pallasades Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin
Summer '09 Ennis Gallery, Clare
Ladyfest ESB Building, Cork City
Art Ireland Spring Fair RDS, Dublin (solo display)
Green Dot Limerick Ceramic Works, Limerick
Big Foot MTG&S and RHA collaboration Launch, Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin.

Art Ireland: Winter RDS Dublin: with The Loft Gallery
The Shop Front Project Ferbane Library, Offaly
Christmas Show/ Autumn Group Show/ Spring Show/ The Loft Gallery, Dublin
Elements The Loft Gallery, Dublin

NCAD Degree Show NCAD, Dublin (catalogue)
Fushia Annual Exhibition '04 Fushia, Wexford.

2003 - 2002
Square Juice Café Bar, Dublin
Warm Up Civic Offices, Dublin
Three Dunshoughlin Library, Meath


The Divided Plane The Crow Gallery, Dublin

Turraun The Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin.
Picturebox Phibbs & Flemmings, Ferbane, Offaly
Arrangements Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, Dublin.

16.4.1 (Co-curated with Fionnuala Mahon) Plane/ Site Galleries, Dublin
Artists: Mark Beatty, Ella Burke, Claudia Boese, Ruth Doorley, Carol Freeman, Orla Gargan, Nicholas Grey, Elaine Hurley, Ken Lambert, Victoria Macarthur, Conor Mahon, Fionnuala Mahon, Elaine McCague, Elaine McHugh, Sharon Murphy, Nicky Teegan

2007 National Bursary from The Arts Council and Offaly County Council


3 month residency at Belmont Mill Studios, Offaly

5 week studio residency at Cyprus College of Art, Pafos.

A.I.B, Dublin
NIVAL (National Visual Arts Library) Dublin
Codex Ltd, Dublin
John Fleming Architects, Dublin
Smith-King Architects, Dublin
Offaly County Libraries
Belmont Mill Studios & Exhibition Centre, Offaly
Reunion Gallery and Studios, Suffolk, UK

2009/ 2010 Installations

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