Susan Murphy

Artist’s Statement

After gaining her BA.Hons Degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 1989 Susan has juggled practicing art and working in commercial and public regional Galleries in Scotland, Ireland and Australia since then. She works exclusively in oil paint. A Colourist at heart, Susan’s work concentrates on catching the balance of light, colour and shape to capture the beauty of the landscape in North East Victoria, where she lives and works, and also the landscape that surrounds her on her travels. 

Education

B.A. Hons Degree, Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, 1985 – 89

Biography

  • 2015 – 2019 – Exhibition Officer, Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • 2012 – 2010 – Gallery Officer, Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • 2010 – 2002 – Gallery Exhibition Officer, Art Gallery of the Ballarat
  • 2002 – 2001 – Gallery officer, Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • 1998 – 2000 – Gallery Assistant, Greenland Gallery, Dingle, Ireland
  • 1997 – 1998 – Arts worker, Community Industry Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1990 – 1997 – Self- employed Artist
  • 1989 – 1990 – Picture Framer/ Gallery Assistant, Interdec Gallery, Glasgow

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 – 14 – North East Feast Cafe @ the Old School House Gallery, Beechworth
  • 2009 – Art Gallery of Ballarat, Window Gallery Space
  • 1994 – Monoghan County Museum & Art Gallery, Monaghan, Northern Ireland

Gallery Representation

  • 2016 – 19 – Off Centre Gallery – Milawa
  • 1998 – 2004 – Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, Rep of Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 -19 – Off Centre Gallery – Milawa
  • 2016 -Pop up – Milawa Gallery, Milawa
  • 2016 – Naturely, Tourist Information Centre, Wangaratta
  • 2015 -Art Alchemy Gallery, Beechworth
  • 2013 – Wangaratta Art Gallery, Silver Service Exhibition
  • 1998 – 2004 – Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, Rep of Ireland
  • 1999 – Castleroy House, Limerick, Rep of Ireland
  • 1999 – Simple Pleasures Gallery, Dingle, Rep of Ireland
  • 1997 – Browns Gallery, Tain, Scotland
  • 1997-Graham Wyllie Photography, Glasgow
  • 1997-Agacan, Dundee
  • 1997 – Bridge Gallery, Loch Lomond, Scotland
  • 1997 – The Arts Store, Glasgow
  • 1997 – Crispin East Lodge, Longniddry
  • 1997 – R.C.A – An exhibition of new work by 14 Artists
  • 1996 – Artlink, Edinburgh
  • 1996 – Agacan, Dundee
  • 1996 – Chris Heinzl Gallery, Aberdeen
  • 1996 – Angus College Open, Arbroath
  • 1995 – Agacan, Dundee
  • 1991 – Bonhams, London, Painting Today Exhibition
  • 1991 – Borders Biennial, Arbroath, Scotland
  • 1990 – Art Exposure, Glasgow – Covering the Walls Exhibition
  • 1990 – Bonhams, London, New Generation Exhibition
  • 1990 – Interdec Gallery, Glasgow
  • 1989 – Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition 

Group Co-Operative Studio Exhibitions

  • 1993 – 98– Swanston Street Studios, Glasgow – Christmas & Summer Exhibitions
  • 1990 – 93– Dalcross House Studios, Glasgow Summer & Christmas Exhibtion