Fionna Murray was born in London and studied Painting at Chelsea College of Art (UAL). After graduating in 1995, she moved to Ireland where she completed an MFA at University of Ulster, Belfast in 1997. She now lives and works in Galway in the west of Ireland.

She has exhibited regularly throughout Ireland and Europe with solo shows at The Rubicon Gallery, Dublin; The Galway Arts Centre; The Dock, Leitrim; Metis NL, Amsterdam and in 2016, her first solo show with Emma Hill Arts at The Eagle Gallery, London.

Her work is held in a number of private and public collections in Ireland, Europe and U.S.A.. She is a member of Artspace Studios, Galway and lectures in Painting at The Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT Galway.  

Current Exhibitions

Cairde Visual 2019 at The Model Arts Centre, Sligo

6th July - 18th August 2109

Summer Exhibition 2019, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

20th July - 15th September 2019

Recent Exhibitions


2019 Metropolitan Pastoral, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo

2016 Blow Up and Other Stories, Emma Hill Arts, Eagle Gallery, London.

2009 Wildlife, Metis-NL, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008 Nightwind, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

2007 A Real Corner of the World, The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

Selected Group

2019 Four at Wilson Stephens & Jones, London,

30th April - 24th May 2019

2018 A Sense of Place, Project Gallery, Arundel, UK

2017 Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

        A Promised Land, St Anne's Galleries, Lewes, Sussex, UK

2016 New Century Retro, Claremorris Open, Claremorris, Ireland

2014 Some of my Colours, Emma Hill Arts, Eagle Gallery, London

2013 RHA Summer Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

        Panel Paintings, Emma Hill Arts, Eagle Gallery, London

        Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition, Kings Place, London


2013 Painting Prize, Claremorris Open, selected by Andrew Wilson 

2010 First Prize, Claremorris Open, selected by Lisa Le Feuvre

        Arts Council Travel and Training Award


2010 Duende Studios, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2002 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

2001 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo