Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI

Curriculum Vitae


1956                                                        Born in Irvine, Ayrshire

1975-80                                     Studied at Glasgow School of Art

1979                                                        Scholarship at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

1981-85                                                  Secondary School Teacher, Ayrshire

1996                                                        Elected RSW

2000                                                        Elected RGI

2010                                          Elected PAI



1989                                                        Highly Commended, Laing Competition

1991                                            Highly Commended, Laing Competition

1992                                          Highly Commended, Laing Competition

1993                                          Highly Commended, Laing Competition

1994                                          National Prize Winner, Laing Competition

1994                                          Mary Armour Award, Paisley Institute

1995                                          National Prize Winner, Laing Competition

1997                                                        National Prize Winner, Laing Competition

1998                                                        John Gray Award, RSW

1999                                                        Highly Commended, Laing Competition

2000                                                        Sir Gillies Award, RSW

2005                                                        May Marshall Brown Award, RSW



Solo Exhibitions

1986                                                        Main Fine Art, Glasgow

1988                                          Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow

1990                                                        The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

1991                                                        Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

1992                                                        The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

1993                                                        Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

1995                                          The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

1995                                          Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

1997                                          The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

1998                                                        Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

1999                                                        Thompsons Gallery, London

2000                                                        Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2001                                                        John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

2003                                           Panter and Hall, London

2003                                          Waterford Gallery, Hale

2005                                          Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2006                                          John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

2007                                          Rodger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2008                                          Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow

2009                                          Panter and Hall, London
2010                                          McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas



Group Exhibitions

Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow

Castlegate Gallery, Cumbria

Catto Gallery, London

Courtyard Gallery, Crail

Falle Fine Art, Channel Islands

Flying Colours Gallery, London

Frames Gallery, Perth

Green Gallery. Aberfoyle

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

John Davies Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

KellyGallery, Glasgow

Lemon Tree Gallery, Cornwall

Mall Gallery, London

Michael Main Gallery, Glasgow

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Panter and Hall, London

Richmond Gallery, London

Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven

Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow

The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

Thompsons Gallery, London

Thompsons Gallery, Alderburgh

Tolquon Gallery, Aberdeen

Vicarage Cottage, Newcastle

WadeGallery, Fife

WalkerGallery, Harrogate

Waterford Gallery, Hale



Annual Exhibitions

RGI - Glasgow

RSW – Glasgow

Paisley Art Institute

















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