Bio

Lora Murphy – Painter C.V.
About the Artist: Lora Murphy was born in Ireland and educated in Ireland , USA and Italy . Trained as an oil painter , she now works primarily in Encaustic and mixed media . Lora teaches workshops in Contemporay Portraiture in Encaustic throughout the world and is currently working on an Ecourse , due to be released this year . . She divides her time between Ireland and Denmark and maintain studios in both countries.
Education:

  • 2014 Jungian psychology with art therapy at Limerick Institute of Technology
  • 2011 The Angel Academy of Art , Florence , Italy
  • 2008-2010 The Crawford College of Art and Design ,Cork ,Ireland
  • 1984 -1991 Art Students League, West 57th Street, N.Y.C.
  • 1983 BA Hons History of European Painting  & Archaeology U.C.D. Dublin, Ireland.

Recent  Exhibitions

  • March 2016 Rising Voices . Celebrating 1916 . The Luan Gallery, Athlone (Juried)
  • Sept 2015 Kunstauktion , ARoS , Aarhus , Denmark (Invitational)
  • Sept 2015 The National Board of Social Services , Copenhagen , Denmark (Invitational)Scholarships:
    • 2014 International Scholarship awarded to attend and exhibit at The Eighth International Encaustic Conference Exhibition, May 27- June 13 2014

    Gallery Representation:

      • Fellinis, Careys Lane, Cork
      • The Back Lane Gallery, Killarney, Co. Kerry
      • The Gallery, Main Street, Ardmore, Co. Waterford
      • Gallery Frida, South Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork
      • The Old Imperial, North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork

    Solo Exhibitions:

        • 2015 Solo exhibition at Orbicon , Aarhus Denmark

    .2015 Solo Exhibition Pakhuset , Odder , Denmark .

    2015 Exhibition Provincetown Inn , Provincetown , Mass USA

        • 2012-2014 Permanent solo exhibition at The Old Imperial Hotel in Youghal, Co. Cork
        • 2013 Ikons a window to the 20th Century Iontas, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan
        • 2013 Solo Exhibition “Wax Works” at The Gallery Ardmore, Co, Waterford
        • 2012 Solo Exhibition “Pillow Talk” The Excel Gallery, Tipperary
        • 2012, 2013 and 2014 Solo Exhibition Gallery Frida Youghal
        • 2011 Solo Exhibition in Backlane Gallery, Killarney, Co. Kerry
        • 2010 Exhibition of Classical style portraits for Antique Fair in Tallow Co. Waterford.

    Joint exhibitions:

  • 2015 Love ,Lust and Desire . McGowans Fine Art , Concord, NH USA
  • 2015 Hotel Fair , 9th International Encaustic Conference , Provincetown Mass USA
  • 2015 Group exhibition , Vita Park , Odder , Denmark( Invitational)
  • 2015 Group Exhibition Favrecirklen , Pakhuset , Odder , Denmark.
  • 2014 Subliminal- Eighth International Encaustic Conference Exhibition, May 27- June 13, The Castle Hill Gallery, Provincetown, MA (juried)
  • 2013/2014 /2015 Ifoot square, Higher Bridges Gallery,Enniskillen,Co.Fermanagh, UK
  • (Juried)
  • 2012 Joint Exhibition “Nude” at McGoldrich Gallery, Main Street, Youghal Cork
  • 2011 Joint Exhibition courtyard Gallery, Artist Resource Network
  • 2011 Joint Exhibition at Artists Co-operative Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • 2011 Joint Exhibition Re-enchantment, Gallery Frida, Youghal, Co. Cork
  • 2011 Joint exhibition “Pattern” Ardmore, Co. Waterford
  • 2011 Joint exhibition Firenze Italy at Angel Academy of Art
  • 2011 Group exhibition with life drawings Courtyard Gallery, Midleton, Co. Cork
  • 2008 Group Shows at the Working Artists Studios Fair, First St East Kalispell, Montana, USA
  • 2007 Group Show at FVCC Kalispell, Montana, USA
  • 2006 Group Show at the Gallery at The End of The World, Homer, Alaska, USA
  • Set designs:
    • 2013 Set design for “The Passion” by Youghal Theatre Company, Cork
    • 2013 Set design for “The Lonesome West”, by Harmony players, Cork
    • 2013 Set design for “The Cripple of Innismore” Harmony Players, Cork
    • 2011 Set design for “Sive” by Youghal Theatre Group, Youghal
    • 2011 Series of Murals in Cork City, Private commission.
    • 2011-2012 Mural work for “Spiders reunion”, aiken promotions, Cork
    • 2011- present set design Pantomania, Ireland
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