Pia Murphy joins Melbourne gallery

Nicholas Thompson Gallery follows up on a standout show with an invite to its stable.

Words: Erin Irwin

Melbourne’s Nicholas Thompson Gallery has expanded its roster of artists to include Pia Murphy, whose work had been presented by the gallery earlier this year. Murphy is a multidisciplinary artist, with a practice that includes ceramics, printmaking and painting. 

The artist is based in Birregurra, Victoria, and is highly influenced by the colours and textures of the landscape around her, working in an abstracted, layered style. Murphy graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004, and has since held an array of solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney. Her pieces have been included in group shows held at C3 Contemporary Art Space, Campbelltown Arts Centre, and Geelong Regional Gallery to name only a few, as well as internationally in Spain. 

Murphy’s work is represented in private collections both within Australia as well as the USA, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Her practice has also been featured in Art Guide Australia, the Journal of Australian Ceramics, The Age, and Broadsheet.

This article was posted 10 April 2024.

Image: Pia Murphy, Scarecrow harvest (detail), 2024. Oil on linen, 106.5 x 81.3cm. Courtesy: the artist and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne.

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