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*1958

Europe

Murphy

Dianne

6037

Artist ID:

Exhibitions and Events


The year after graduation, I undertook the first of multiple placements and workshops in the community. Sharing the joy of creating with diverse groups, often during challenging times in their lives, was incredibly rewarding. Being selected for the Humberside Print Competition and the British International Print Biennale steered my focus towards printmaking over painting. While raising my boys, illustration, lecturing, and exhibiting took a back seat. However, as they grew, my involvement in projects such as The Social Art Award, Dwell Time, UneARTh, Sweetart, and various charity exhibitions refined my focus and purpose. My interests in philosophy, psychology, alchemy, cosmology, and mathematics have increasingly influenced my work. Recent participations in Print International and the Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking have motivated me to continue perfecting my technique. Collaborating with students at UCA to produce an exhibition exploring our shared interest in the interconnectedness of all things has been inspiring.

Short Biography and Artistic Background


Dianne Murphy graduated in 1985 with a 2:1 in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. She has lectured at art colleges in Wales and has exhibited extensively, with her pieces held in collections worldwide. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous social projects and currently resides in the Welsh valleys with her family. Her work often employs images of childhood as a visual language, and the themes have evolved over time. Murphy produces steel plate, color inked etchings by applying all the inks simultaneously, a time-consuming process where larger plates can take a whole day to produce a single print. Due to the inks blending and shifting during the wiping process, no two prints are exactly alike.

Short Biography and Artistic Background


Dianne Murphy graduated in 1985 with a 2:1 in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. She has lectured at art colleges in Wales and has exhibited extensively, with her pieces held in collections worldwide. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous social projects and currently resides in the Welsh valleys with her family. Her work often employs images of childhood as a visual language, and the themes have evolved over time. Murphy produces steel plate, color inked etchings by applying all the inks simultaneously, a time-consuming process where larger plates can take a whole day to produce a single print. Due to the inks blending and shifting during the wiping process, no two prints are exactly alike.

Women in Art

Quinta Essentia

1319

Art ID

2023

|

23 x 21 cm

Color inked etching

414

$

Dianne

Murphy

Women in Art

Ricercare

1320

Art ID

2023

|

19 x 29 cm

Color inked etching

414

$

Dianne

Murphy

Women in Art

Paternoster

1321

Art ID

2017

|

30 x 21 cm

Color inked etching

510

$

Dianne

Murphy

Women in Art

Rosebud's Journey

1322

Art ID

2021

|

13 x 13 cm

Color inked etching

295

$

Dianne

Murphy

Women in Art

Priapus

1323

Art ID

2020

|

13 x 9 cm

Color inked etching

350

$

Dianne

Murphy

Women in Art

Enigme Difficile

1324

Art ID

2015

|

24 x 25cm

Color inked etching

345

$

Dianne

Murphy

Further Works of This Artist

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Personal Statement, Visions, and Goals


Reflecting on my formative years and approaching the end of my studies, images of childhood emerged as a natural choice for my visual language. This imagery has persisted, but as I've matured, my areas of investigation have broadened. I've consistently questioned the female role in society, a focus that intensified when I became a mother. This perspective often permeates my work and is central to my identity. Reading Carl Jung and exploring the visual representations of alchemists have deepened my long-standing interest in existential questions: why and how do we exist? A thorough understanding of this profound subject requires extensive reading, which introduces me to new topics—an aspect of my work I find thrilling. Moving forward, I aim to continue researching and discussing chosen topics, hoping to offer valuable insights and visually engaging perspectives that resonate with others.

Exhibitions and Events


The year after graduation, I undertook the first of multiple placements and workshops in the community. Sharing the joy of creating with diverse groups, often during challenging times in their lives, was incredibly rewarding. Being selected for the Humberside Print Competition and the British International Print Biennale steered my focus towards printmaking over painting. While raising my boys, illustration, lecturing, and exhibiting took a back seat. However, as they grew, my involvement in projects such as The Social Art Award, Dwell Time, UneARTh, Sweetart, and various charity exhibitions refined my focus and purpose. My interests in philosophy, psychology, alchemy, cosmology, and mathematics have increasingly influenced my work. Recent participations in Print International and the Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking have motivated me to continue perfecting my technique. Collaborating with students at UCA to produce an exhibition exploring our shared interest in the interconnectedness of all things has been inspiring.

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