Fiona Murphy is a Melbourne artist whose practice spans more than 30 years. Twenty six solo exhibitions of her artwork have been held at major Australian galleries. Fiona is recognized internationally and nationally through collections which include the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Art Bank. Fiona has exhibited in international awards and curated exhibitions in the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Singapore. Fiona’s art works and commissions include sculptural ceramics, mixed media installations, bronzes and large collages. In 2013 Fiona gained a doctorate from Monash University. In the same year her large installation Reef Lab was exhibited at MADA Gallery, Monash University. (2016)
For Fiona, making art about the environment honours the natural world. The natural world’s transformations and interconnections are the central focus for her art making. Both real and imagined imagery becomes a symbol of the broader processes of nature. Sculptures express movements, growth processes and cycles underlying nature. The visual poetry of a group of forms interacting in space is a focus. Organic based form is investigated through both asymmetry and order. Fiona’s studio materials and processes express the physicality of the natural world; earth, water, fire and air.