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Aaron Murphy EDUCATION 2011-2015 Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, UK PhD 2008-2010 Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, UK MFA 2001-2004 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada BFA 1997-2000 Sheridan College, Canada Media Arts EXHIBITIONS 2015 June Slade Shows 2015, PhD Degree Show (Group) UCL, London, UK 2015 March Material Matters (Group) Goodenough College, London, UK 2014 November Subterraneans (Group) Leeds Collage of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, UK 2013 August The Laying on of Hands: Holly Birtles, Tim Burrough, Liza Cucco, Nicolas Feldmeyer, Aaron Murphy, Jessica Stockdale, Bindi Vora 5th Base Gallery, London, UK 2012 February Free Frame: Guy Gormley, Tom Lovelace, Aaron Murphy and Andrzej Welminski Son Gallery, London, UK 2012 February Making Space Exhibition and Symposium Slade Research Centre, London, UK 2011 July Bloomsbury Art Fair Mecklenburgh Square, London, UK 2011 March Surplus To Requirements Exhibition and Symposium Slade Research Centre, London, UK 2011 January Exercises in Failure (Group) Son Gallery, London, UK 2010 September Photograms and Photomontages: Aaron Murphy and Alex Shepard Son Gallery, London, UK 2010 August The Search for a Quiet Place: Aaron Murphy Goodenough College, London, UK 2010 June Slade School of Fine Art, Degree Show UCL, London, UK 2010 May Aaron Murphy: Polaroid Projections Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK 2010 March Off the Shelf (Group) UCL, London, UK 2010 January Goodenough Art (Group) Goodenough College, London, UK 2009 May Standards of Reality and Standards of Art Poznan Art Academy, Skoki, Poland 2008 October Institutionalized (Group) Goodenough College, London, UK 2008 May Being There (Group) The Burlington Art Centre, Canada 2008 April TH&B (Group) Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, Hamilton, Canada 2007 May I Can't Even Remember: Aaron Murphy and Jeffrey Paull Contact Photography Festival, Annex Art Centre, Toronto, Canada 2007 January Mass Culture and Society (Group) Mcintosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada 2006 September Nuite Blanche, and Art in the Halls 401 Richmond, Toronto, Canada 2006 September A Month of Photography The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada 2006 April Liminal: Aaron Murphy Lynnwood Gallery, Lynnwood National Historic Site, Simcoe, Canada 2006 January Works Around Paper (Group) Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2005 September In the Shadows Hamilton Artists' Inc. and Artcite, Windsor (Group) Artcite, Windsor, Canada EXPERIENCES 2011 August Colour in Practice Instructor, Slade Summer School, UCL, London, UK 2009 May Standards of Reality and Standards of Art Workshop, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland 2006-2008 Governing Board Member Artist-run Centre, Hamilton Artists' Inc, Hamilton, Canada PRIZES AND AWARDS 2014 Goodenough College Artists Scholarship 2011 Goodenough College Scholarship 2010 Goodenough College Scholarship 2008 London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship 2004-08 Ontario Arts Council Assistance Grants PUBLICATIONS 2015 February Cuckovich, Boris, and Yuan, Kathryn Material Matters (Exhibition Catalogue) Goodenough College, London, UK 2014 November Jones, Terrance Subterraneans (Exhibition Catalogue) The Gallery at Blenheim Walk, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK 2008 May Wlusek, Ola and Isaacs, Brad Being There (Exhibition Catalogue) Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Canada 2008 May Vegh, Stephanie (With Photography by Aaron Murphy) TH&B (Exhibition Catalogue: 58 Pages: Col. Ill.: 24 Cm.) 270 Sherman Avenue North, Hamilton, Canada 2007 January Mullen, Michael L. Mass Culture and Society (Exhibition Catalogue) Mcintosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada 2005 September Frank, Simon In the Shadows: Artcite Inc. and Hamilton Artists' Inc. (Exhibition Catalogue) Artcite Inc, Windsor, and Hamilton Artists' Inc, Hamilton, Canada
Biography 2014 Aaron Murphy is a contemporary Canadian artist working primarily with photography, text and audio. His landscape images have been described as digital printmaking, and are an experimental hybrid of historical and contemporary media and technology. His text and audio works are derived from the editing and completion of these images; these texts and audio are an attempt to interpret the meaning of an image, while elucidating their often elusive resources and references. Frequently these texts become an extended daydream or reverie, springing from the completion of an artwork. Aaron is currently researching synchronicity, metaphor and rhythm in the practice-led PhD programme at the Slade School of Fine Art. Previous degrees are in Fine Art and Photography from the Slade and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Nova Scotia, Canada), with previous studies in experimental filmmaking at Sheridan College (Ontario, Canada). Over 10 years he has exhibited primarily in Canada and the United Kingdom, with exhibitions at the Nuite Blanche Festival in Toronto, the Contact Photography Festival (Toronto), Goodenough College, University College London, the Slade Research Centre, the Leeds College of Art, as well as Artcite (Windsor), Hamilton Artists Incorporated, Macintosh Gallery (University of Western Ontario) and the Burlington Art Centre.