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.
2016 Blow Up and Other Stories, Emma Hill Arts, Eagle Gallery, London.
2018 A Sense of Place, Project Gallery, Arundel, UK
2017 Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo
A Promised Land, St Anne's Galleries, Lewes, Sussex, UK
2016 New Century Retro, Claremorris Open, Claremorris, Mayo
2014 Some of my Colours, Emma Hill Arts, Eagle Gallery, London
2013 RHA Summer Show, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
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