Prudence Murphy is a Sydney-based artist, and currently lectures in Photomedia at the University of New South Wales, Arts & Media (COFA). Murphy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class honours in 1999 and in 2002 a Masters of Fine Arts by research at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts.

Murphy has exhibited widely in Australia and was recently selected to exhibit in the 2014 Ulsan International Photography Festival in South Korea. She was a finalist in the 2014 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, 2013 Bowness Photography Prize, and the 37th Alice Art Prize. In 2007 she was short-listed for the Art and Australia Contemporary Art Award. Recent exhibitions include Detective Special, Fort Delta Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Future Forms, Academy of Design Australia, Melbourne, 2014; Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan Culture and Art Centre, South Korea, 2014; Boys with Guns, Gallery 2010, Sydney, 2013, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, 2012 and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2011; The Drawing Room, BREENSPACE, Sydney, 2012; What Goes Around Comes Around, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 2012; Divergence Photographs from Elsewhere, FORM and FotoFreo 2012, Perth; The rest is silence, Death be Kind, Melbourne, 2011.

Murphy’s work is represented in major public collections such as Artbank and Monash Gallery of Art and also in private collections in Australia, Europe and the US.