Sharon Murphy is a lens-based artist who lives and work in Dublin. Her work is significantly informed by her early career in professional theatre. Her interests centre on the performative aspects of photography and on an exploration of the essence of performance. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in both public and private collections. She has received support from The Arts Council of Ireland and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and works collaboratively with performance ensembles and actors. She has most recently exhibited at Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Ulster Museum, Belfast and at Loop Festival Barcelona, an international platform for contemporary video art, film and moving based image. She holds a BA in Photography from Dún Laoghaire Institute for Art, Design and Technology IADT (2014), and a Masters in Theatre from UCD (1993).
Sharon works as an occasional curator in both public art and gallery contexts. She is Curator-in-Residence 2017 at Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin 15.