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Born 1977 in Queanbeyan, NSW
Currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia


2003 - 2005 The University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Australia
Master of Fine Arts (Research)

1995 - 1999 Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with First Class Honours/ University Medal


2010 The note, BREENSPACE, Sydney

2009 Prayers of a Mother, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

2009 Cry me a future, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2007 Rehearsal, Virgin Mary Church, Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland

2006 Britney Love, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2005 Placing the Camera Performance Space, Sydney, Australia

2000 Britney Love, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia


2012 Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

2012 Sense of Place, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2011 Here's the Tender Coming (WHOOPEE) We're all Going to Die, Pallas Projects, Dublin

2011 National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2011, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

2011 The 60th Blake Prize Exhibition, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2011 New Work Old Tricks, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia

2010 Nightshifters, Performance Space, CarriageWorks, Sydney, Australia

2010 The Ghost Show, Hazelhurst Regional Art Galley, Gymea, NSW, Australia

2010 TarraWarra Contemporary 2010, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia

2010 Vocal Thoughts, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), Adelaide, SA, Australia

2010 Tele-Vision Eyes, Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia

2010 Group Show, BREENSPACE, Sydney, Australia

2009 Video Swell Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2009 What I Think About When I Think About Dancing, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, Australia

2009 The more you ignore me, the closer I get, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

2009 Rising Tide: Film and Video Works from the MCA Collection, Sydney, MCA San Diego, USA and MCA, Australia

2009 Song of sirens, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

2009 Event: New Moving Image Works, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2009 Video Time, MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia

2008 Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, Australia

2008 One of us cannot be wrong, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne, Australia

2008 Sonic Youth, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin and Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York

2008 Performing for the camera, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2008 Parade: manufacturing selves, The Australian National University School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2007 My baggage ain't all that heavy, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2007 The Roving Eye, Robert Steele Gallery, New York

2007 New Acquisitions 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2007 Proof: Festival of Contemporary Art, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2007 Leaving Together, The Monitor, 24hr Art, NT Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia

2007 The One and the Many, Dell Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2006 The Christmas Specials, MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia

2006 Tomorrow again, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2005 PLAY: Portraiture and Performance in recent video art from Australia and New Zealand,
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ and PICA, Perth, Australia

2005 Beograde nekad i sad, Prodajna Galerija Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia

2005 C'town Bling, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW, Australia

2005 Scratch the Surface, Logan Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

2004 Interlace, Performance Space, Sydney, Australia

2004 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2004 24:7 II, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

2004 720 x 576, Phatspace, Sydney, Australia

2004 LOOK, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia

2004 Projekt #6, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

2003 outTAKEout, Kiosk, Christchurch, New Zealand

2003 Remembrance + Moving Image: Reverberation, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Scratch the Surface, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia

2002 The Lifestyle Channel, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Sex and the Settee, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia

2001 So You Wanna be a Rock Star? National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2001 Contagion, New Zealand Film Archives, Wellington, New Zealand

2001 Wild Sheep Chase, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2000 168 Hours, Australian National Capital Artists Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2000 Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth , Australia

1999 Nineteen Ninety Nine, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

1998 National Digital Arts Show, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia


2011 17th London Australian Film Festival, The Barbican, London U.K.

2008 LOOP'08: International Festival and Fair of Video art, Barcelona, Spain

2007 Projector, Broadstone Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2006 Seen, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, U.K.

2006 Gimpse, 43 South Molten, London, U.K.

2006 Revelation, Perth International Film Festival, Perth, Australia

2005 Terminus, Public Art Project, Underground Train Stations, Sydney, Australia

2005 Uncoordinated, Omeo Dance Studios, Sydney, Australia

2005 Don't Look Now, Mori Gallery and Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2005 ABC Video Project, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, Australia

2004 DV Dialysis, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2004 Black Box, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia

2003 Body on Screen, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Projekt #6, Kings Artist Run Space, Melbourne, Australia

2003 The Wheel Thing, Film Festival, Bath, U.K

2003 Fusion Festival, Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany

2002 Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Film Video Sound, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Cinema Concrete, Dlux Film Festival, Sydney, Australia


2007 Greene Street Studio, New York, Australia Council for the Arts

2006 The Fire Station Artists' Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2000 Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia

2000 Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


2011 DELUXE dLux Editions #1, Published by dLux MediaArts, Sydney, Australia

2005 Runway Issue #6: Watching, Published by The Invisible Inc., Sydney, Australia

2003 Projekt #6, Published by Brendan Lee, Kings Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003 State Circle: International Video Art from Canberra, Published by Dr. Martyn Jolly, Canberra, Australia

2002 Serials 7's #2 Published by Angelica Mesiti, Imperial Slacks, Sydney, Australia


Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

Private Collections, Sydney, Australia


2010 New Work Grant (Established), Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2008 New Work Grant (Established), Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2007 Greene Street, New York Residency, Australia Council for the Arts

2005 New Work Grant (Emerging), Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council

2005 NAVA Marketing Grant, NSW Ministry for the Arts

2004 2004 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, NSW Ministry for the Arts

2003 The Australian Postgraduate Award, University of New South Wales

2000 The Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Award

2000 Queens Trust Award for Young Australians Award

1999 The University Medal for Visual Art, Australian National University

1999 Canberra Contemporary Art Space/Gorman House Studio and Solo Exhibition Award (EASS Award)


2011 Elizabeth Fortescue, 'Artworks that move the spirit', The Daily Telegraph, 16 September.

2011 Bec Dean, 'The Ghost Show', Runway, Issue 18.

2011 Tanya Petersen, 'Somnambulant Sensing' RealTime, #100, Dec 2010/Jan 2011.

2010 Andrew Frost, 'Spirit of the shire', The Sydney Morning Herald,, 23 December, p. 12.

2010 Virginia Baxter, 'Tears in time', RealTime, online exclusive, # 97, 28 June.

2010 Rachel Kent, 'The note', Catalogue Essay, BREENSPACE, Sydney.

2010 Jasmine O'Loughlin-Glover, 'Kate Murphy', Das Superpaper, Issue 11.

2009 Bec Dean, 'Britney Love 2000 and 2007', Catalogue Essay, AGNSW Contemporary Projects Publication.

2009 Amanda Rowell, 'Kate Murphy is...', Eyeline, Number 69, pp. 26-28.

2009 Alexie Glass, 'Extimacy: A new generation of feminism.', Art and Australia, Vol. 47, Spring 2009, pp. 132-139.

2009 Blair French, 'Event: Recalling the Cinematic.', Column 3, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, pp. 124-129.

2009 Chloe Wolifson, 'Event: New Moving Image Works', Art and Australia, Vol. 46, Winter 2009, pp. 674-675.

2009 Daniel Palmer, 'Optimism', Art and Australia, Vol. 46, Winter 2009, pp. 509.

2009 Alison Kubler, 'The more you ignore me, the closer I get', Catalogue Essay, UQ Art Museum.

2008 Sarah Stutchbury, 'Kate Murphy - Looking to the future', Catalogue Essay, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

2008 Rachel Kent, 'Looking Both Ways: Reflections on Portraiture', Current, Art and Australia Publication.

2008 Christopher Allen, 'Look on the Bright Side', The Australian, 13 December.

2008 Karra Rees, 'One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong', Catalogue Essay, Centre for Contemporary Photography.

2008 Di Smith, 'Being seen on screen', un. Magazine, Issue 2.2, November, pp. 26-27.

2008 Richard Jinman, 'Reasons to be cheerful', The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November.

2008 Karlijin De Jongh, 'Sonic Youth', Circa, Ireland, Issue 125, Autumn, pp. 93-95.

2008 Therese McKenna, 'Reel good show', Metro, Dublin, 14 July.

2008 Martyn Jolly, 'Parade: Manufacturing selves in photography', Catalogue Essay, ANU School of Art Gallery.

2007 Jane Hampson, 'Kate Murphy', Art and Australia, Vol. 45, Summer 2007, p. 287.

2007 Rachel Kent, 'New Acquisitions 2007: A collection in focus', Catalogue Essay, MCA, Sydney.

2007 Brendan Lee, 'more video art please', Artlink, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 28-31.

2006 Rachel Kent, 'Contemporary Focus: vox pop to urban diary', Art and Australia, Vol. 43, Winter, pp. 574-581.

2005 Sebastian Smee, 'Capturing Strangers', The Weekend Australian, 16 - 17 July, pp. 18-19.

2005 Carrie Hutchinson, 'Digital Art', Vogue Living Australia, Jan/Feb.

2005 Lisa Havilah and Anne Loxely, 'C'town Bling: a different kind of shiny', Catalogue Essay, Campbelltown Arts Centre.

2004 Adam Geczy, 'Video Magic at Performance Space', Art Monthly, #174, Oct.

2004 Frances Dyson, 'Interlace', Broadsheet, Vol 33 #3, Sept/Nov, pp. 22-23.

2004 Blair French, 'Interlace', Catalogue Essay, Performance Space, Sydney.

2004 Dominique Angeloro, 'Idol Vice', The Sydney Morning Herald, 3-9 Sept, p. 26.

2004 Philippa Kelly, 'Letter from the Lower Hunter', Art Monthly, #169, May.

2004 Rachel Kent, 'Video: medium of the moment', RealTime, #62, Aug/Sept, p. 45.

2004 Peter Hill, 'Urban Visionaries', The Sydney Morning Herald,12-13 June.

2004 Fiona Trigg, 'Kate Murphy: truth and contingency', RealTime, #61, June/July, p. 37.

2004 Lenny Ann Low, 'Parallel Views', The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June.

2004 Barbara Bolt, 'Video hard sell', RealTime, #59, Feb/March, p. 33.

2004 Merryn Gates, 'Really and Truly', Catalogue Essay, Newcastle Region Art Gallery.

2003 Russel Smith, 'Scratch the Surface', Muse, #33, June.

2003 Fiona Trigg, 'Remembrance and the Moving Image', Catalogue Essay, ACMI Publication, Melbourne.

2003 Lisa Byrne, 'Scratch the Surface', Catalogue Essay, Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

2002 Ian Warden, 'Exhibition No-One Hit Wonder', The Canberra Times, p. 10.

2001 Iain Snedden, 'Rock Face', The Australian, 14 Dec, p. 15-18.

2001 Dominic Buchanan, 'A Head for Music', The Canberra Times, 13 Dec 13, p. 2-3.

2001 Magda Keaney, 'So You Wanna be a Rock Star? Catalogue Essay, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

2001 S Vita, 'New Media on display', Independent Herald, New Zealand.

2001 Daniel Palmer, 'Shorts', Photofile, #62, April, p. 32.

2000 Peter Volich, 'Tall Stories', Canberra Contemporary Art Space Publication.

2000 Sonia Barron, 'A Glimpse of Innocence', The Canberra Times, 19 Oct.

2000 Helen Maxwell, 'Reflections on the Latest Show', Art Monthly, #129, p. 7-9.

2000 Gunnar Isaacson, 'A child: A study in sincerity and simplicity is captured for all time,' The Queanbeyan Age, 15 Dec.