David Murphy (b.1983, Newcastle Upon Tyne) studied at the Glasgow School of Art (2006) and currently lives and works in London. He is the recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation Fellowship, London (2015-2017), completed a residency with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2014), and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize (2016) and the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2017). Recent exhibitions include New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire (2020); Bartha Contemporary, London (2020); Stephane Simoens Fine Art, Belgium (2021 and 2020); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2019); ALMA ZEVI Venice, Italy (2019); British Council, Cairo (2016); Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan (2015); New Arts Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire (2016), PEER, London (2014).
Murphy has worked on large-scale commissions for the National Trust, UK (2020); The Dales Museum, UK (2016); Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops UK (2015) and The Blanket at the Piece Hall in Halifax, UK (2019). His new projects include two permanent installations for Oxford House, Oxford Street, London (with Great Portland Estates) and the Harlow Arts Trust, Essex, both unveiled in September 2021