Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan Murphy's work is meticulously, hand cut paper sculptures, depicting surreal and atmospheric storybook imagery. He has been awarded both National and International residencies. At the end of 2017 he had two sell out shows, during October and December of that year, both were in the Light and Shadow workshop/gallery space he set up and is developing. Since arriving back to Ireland in 2012 he has worked with Wexford Arts Centre on the VEC programme teaching art to kids, also working freelance as a gallery technician for the Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford County Council, while also collaborating with local authors, musicians and play writes. Jonathan's work can be seen on display in Wexford Arts Centre Cafe D'Lush, ArtBank Bunclody, Loam Galway and Light and Shadow gallery Wexford. 

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Selected to showcase at 'Sculpture in Context' in Dublin's Botannical gardens.


Creative Ireland Grant to produce a short film.


Residency Tranas Sweden.


Residency Wexford Art Centre.


Winner of the JFK Dunbrody award in New Ross Co.Wexford.




Commissioned shadowbox for wedding of John Higgins (President Michael D.Higgins son)and Eva Lynch.


Commissioned to make mask for musician Paula Cox's music video 'Let's play a game'.


Painting acquired for the Paddy Quin collection.


Commissioned to do a series of works for Wexford Credit Union.

(All other commissioned works are in private collections.)




Invited artist. Galway arts festival. Group show Loam

Short run solo show, “The sum of all light”, in ArtBank (John Renwick Gallery Bunclody). Group show thereafter.

 Currently running and developing a workshop/gallery space called Light and Shadow on the main street Wexford town.

Writing and directing a short silent film.

Developing an animated shadowbox for a music video with Ian Doyle (The man whom)

Working as technical and stage manager for 4:48 psychosis.



 Co-wrote/produced/performed a short play for the first installment of Cursed Murphy's Laboratory organised by author Peter Murphy.

 Live painted to an original piece of music performed by Ian Doyle (The man whom) and Lorcan Byrne (Basciville) at the second installment of Cursed Murphy's Laboratory organised by author Peter Murphy.

Developed 'Gallery Pending' gallery, workshops and studios.

 Graduate of 'Seed to stage' program Wexford Arts Centre.

Ongoing exhibition in the cafe gallery D'lush Wexford Arts centre.

Resident artist of Wexford Arts Centre in ArtPanther studios.

ArtBank (John Renwick Gallery Bunclody) Exhibitor.



ArtPanther Studios/Gallery/Shop. Set-up and Co-Management.



The Saturday Gallery

(Art in the round) Exhibitor

(Wish you were here) Exhibitor

(4x4 Exhibition) Invited Artist.



Paddy Lennon Gallery (pop-up) Exhibitor.



Reddoor Gallery (pop-up) Organiser/Curator and exhibitor.



Colman Doyle Gallery. Curator and exhibitor.



Stonebridge Gallery Wexford. Exhibitor.

Permanent installation of large wall mural in Club 147 Main Street Wexford town.



Bridestreet Gallery Wexford. Exhibitor.

Dunbrody festival competition. Exhibitor/Winner.


2005 - 2007

'Allsorts' Exhibition Hotel Rosslare. (pop-up) Organiser/Curator and exhibitor