Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray is from Douglas, Cork and has been employed as an artist in residence at Mayfield Arts since 2008 as part of Cúig Studio programme. Stephen works primarily with pen and ink and has a distinct dry point etching style.

Stephen’s work demonstrates a meticulous process of mark making and layering of gridded drawings on perspex. Stephen is inspired by architecture and creates unique interpretations of landmark buildings he sees locally and through his travels, which greatly informs his work.


‘Invitation’ Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2015 – Group Show with K-Cat Artists
Cork Community Print Shop, 2015 – Solo Show
‘Creative Link’ CIT O’Sullivan’s Quay, Cork 2015 – Group Show in collaboration with Cope Foundation
‘Creative Mix’ Gallerie Outsider Art, Amsterdam, 2014 – Group Show
Cork Coffee roasters, Cork 2014 – Solo Show
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle Co. Roscommon, 2014 – Group Show
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahealy, Co. Wicklow 2014 – Group Show
‘Outside In; Art of Inclusion’, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2013 – Group Show
‘Side by Side’, Southbank, London 2013 – Group Show
English Market Gallery, Cork, 2013 – Group Show
‘Impressions 2012’ Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, 2012 – Group Show
‘Arts and Minds’ Canberra Australia, 2012 – Group Show
‘5 Counties’ HAI, New York, 2012, – Group Show
‘Art work Embassy’ Art Trail, Cork 2011 – Group Show
‘Other Voices’ Paul Bardwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Centro Colombo, Colombia, 2011 – Group Show
‘Expect the Extraordinary’ Kinsale Arts Week, 2011 – Group Show
Sirus Gallery, Cobh 2011 – Group Show
‘Intersection’ The Jennings Gallery, UCC, 2010 – Group Show
The Sextant, Cork, 2010 – Solo Show
Crawford College of Art, Cork, 2009 – Group Show

Untitled 2015
Ink on perspex
12cm x 12cm

Untitled 2012
Pen on paper
8cm x 8cm.

Collage 2, 2013
Collaboration with Eadaoin Berkeley
Mixed Media
12cm x 12 cm

Drawing 1, 2012.
12cm x 12cm
Pen on paper

Untitled 2010.
29cm x 21cm
Pen on paper

Drawing 5, 2013
12cm x 17cm
Pen on paper

Abstract 3, 2012.
12cm x 12 cm
Pen on Paper

City Scape 2, 2010
11cm x 11cm
Drypoint Etching

Untitled 2013
20cm x 15cm
Pen on Paper