Gavin Murphy is a lecturer in Art History and Critical Theory at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. He has previously lectured at the University of Ulster and been an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. He is currently course chair for the MA in Creative Practice, GMIT, and chair of the board of TULCA Festival for Visual Arts, Galway.
He publishes regularly in the area of contemporary visual arts and photographic practice. Journal publications include Irish Review, Irish Studies Review, Third Text, Circa, Source Photographic Review, VAN and Printed Project. He has contributed the essay ‘New Media Art in Ireland’ to The Art and Architecture of Ireland, Volume V: Twentieth Century (Royal Irish Academy and Yale University Press, 2014). Two entries for the Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks series were published in the Irish Times and appear in the book of the same title, edited by Fintan O’Toole.
Forthcoming publications include an essay on conceptual art in Ireland in Brightening Glances: Irish Art since 1900, an essay on Brexit for Third Text journal, and, the third essay in the series The Moonlight of Fantasy: The Russian Revolution Now for Circa Art Magazine.