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Jay Murphy

Jay Murphy was born in Dublin and studied fine art in Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Central London School, London.

She is a Founder member of the Fior Uisce in Dublin and later the Western Artists group. She is also a member of the Island Connection group of painters and sculptors which arranged exhibitions on various European islands, from Inisbofin, Inismore to Malta & Tenerife etc. She is currently a member of AKIN, a group of five artists, an offshoot of Western Artists. AKIN received a Galway City Council award in 2002.

Jay has exhibited widely in solo and group shows since 1975.

She has illustrated a number of books, notably Gonella and Litany for the Pig by Eva Bourke.

Her work has appeared in numerous group shows, and one-person exhibitions in the Stone Gallery, at An Dámhlann in Spiddal, the Lincoln Gallery, Dublin, the Carroll Gallery, Longford, the Kenny Gallery, Galway and the Galway Arts Festival.

She has work in many private and public collections.

Her solo exhibition HYDRO at the Norman Villa Gallery as part of the Galway Arts Festival was selected by the Irish Times art critic Aidan Dunne as one of the visual arts highlights in 2011.

Her recent exhibitions include Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Claremorris Gallery, Mayo and Taylor Galleries, Dublin.