About the Artist
Wendy Murphy is a printmaker who lives and works in Marlborough; originally from Wellington she studied for three years under the late New Zealand printmaker, John Drawbridge. A graduate of Wellington Design School, in the early 1980’s she has continued with her own printmaking practice exhibiting continually nationally and internationally. She has exhibited with Internationally renowned London artists in dealer galleries in Whitechapel and been selected for large International shows in the United States, Canada & Bulgaria; Notably the Center for Contemporary Printmaking Biennial foot Prints 2008, International Miniature Print Exhibition New York 2009, International Miniature Prints Canada 2009, 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Bulgaria, and finalist in The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2009 & 2011.
Wendy’s practice primarily consists of hand printing images engraved into copper plates onto rag paper. As an art educator, she has taught in a wide range of art institutions including tertiary and secondary.
2016 When The Lighthouse Fails Millennium Art Gallery, Blenheim
2016 Salon Show Red Gallery, Nelson
2015 Impressions Two New Zealand Printmakers, Mairangi Arts Centre
2015 Papercut Exhibition, Devonport Auckland
2014 The Print Show Reflections Gallery WOW Museum, Nelson
2014 Another View Millennium permanent Art collection
2014 Melancholia Designroom, Nelson , www.designroom.co.nz
2014 Summer Exhibition Red Gallery, Nelson www.red@red gallery.com
2013 Places Exhibition, Millennium Art Gallery, Blenheim
2012 People Places and Things, Millennium Art Gallery, Blenheim
2012 Paper & Ink Red Gallery, Nelson www.redgallery.com
2012 3rd Biennial Footprint Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA.
2012 Black Illumination Designroom. www.designroom.co.nz
Marlborough Printmakers The Vintners Hotel. www.thediversiongallery.co.nz
7th Lessedra – World Art Print Annual www.lessedra.com
New Zealand Painting and Printmakers Award 2011 (finalist 2009 & 2011)
Judged by Warwick Brown in 2011 www.wsa.org.nz
Potato in Bloom Whitecross Gallery, Whitechapel, London.
- 1993 Diploma of Teaching Secondary
- 1984 A Diploma of Visual Communication Design