John Philip Murray was born in Dublin in 1952. He attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, from 1970 -1976. Since 1986 he has lived and worked in Lissardagh, Co. Cork.
2010: Poise, County Hall, Cork.
Solo Exhibition,Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24. (AltEnts, Arts Group)
2007: The Lever of Opposition, Stone Gallery, 70 Pearse St., Dublin 2
Vanishing Day, Vangard Gallery, Cork.
Vangard Series 2, Gandon Editions, Essay by Marianne O'Kane ISBN 978 0948037 498
2006: Ambit, The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
2005: Ar Thóir Athnuachana, (In Pursuit of Renewal), Ionad Culturtha, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork .
2004: Facing Music, Vangard Gallery, Cork.
A Song for Silent People, Atlantic Gallery, Clifden, Galway.
2003: Advocate, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.
The Direct Connection, The Open Space, Henry Place, Dublin 1. with Pasodos Dance Company
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2013: RHA Annual Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin 2
Hermione Exhibition, Alexandra College, Dublin 6(annually since 2003)
2011: Cork Art Alive; 26 works from the AIB Collection, Fota House, Cork
2010: Connected/Disconnected/Reconnected – The Art of Patrick Graham & John Philip Murray, The west Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork
2009: Hunt the Postcard, Hunt Museum, Limeric
CASe, Lavit Gallery, Cork.(Invited Artist)
Group Exhibition, Cavanacor Gallery, Ballindrait, Co. Donegal
Group Exhibition, Barbara Stanley Gallery, Putney,London,
Featured Artist, Summer Exhibition, Callan Art, Co. Louth.
INVITED ARTIST RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin.
2010 Connected/Disconnected/Reconnected –The Art of Patrick Graham & John Philip Murray, The West Cork Arts Centre, essay Catherine Marshall ISBN 1904354254
2007 Vanishing Day, Vangard Series ii, Gandon Editions, essay Marianne O’Kane Boal
2006 Two-Person Exhibition, McBride Gallery, essay Alannah Hopkin
Time and Place, Macroom Town Hall, essay Prof James Elkins ISBN 0952586983.
2004 C2 1995 – 2005, Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, ISBN 0948037 164
Contemporary Diversity, Town Hall, Macroom, essay Dr. Hilary Pyle ISBN 0953028054
1996 NCAD, Drawing 250, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin. ISBN 1 870 225 201
1994 Demiurge-Drawing Words, poem “Demiurge” Mícheál Fanning. essay Gerry Dukes
1992 Improvisations for the Gentle Skimmer, Lavit Gallery, essay Dr. Hilary Pyle
1991 Gearagh Works, Wyvern Gallery, essay Aidan Dunne
1988 Images from the Enchanted Forest, Galway Arts Centre, essay Dr. Hilary Pyle
1986 Decade Exhibition, NCAD, Guinness Hop Store, ISBN 1 870 225 227
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