Murphy (b.1983, Newcastle Upon Tyne) studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He is the recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation Fellowship, London (2015-2017) and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize (2016) and the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2017). Recent exhibitions include Bartha Contemporary London (UK), Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan (IT), British Council, Cairo (EG), ALMA ZEVI Venice (IT), New Arts Centre, Salisbury (UK), PEER, London (UK), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK). Murphy has worked on large-scale commissions for the National Trust (UK), The Dales Museum (UK) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops (UK). Recent commissions include collaborations with Jamie Fobert Architects, a permanent new installation for Oxford House, Oxford Street, London, and The Blanket at the Piece Hall in Halifax (UK). He lives and works in London.