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Erin Murphy

Editorat Leonardo
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San Antonio,
United States

Erin K. Murphy is a San Antonio, TX-based independent administrator, curator, and project manager. She is an Editor at Leonardo/ISAST. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Residencies and Exhibitions at Artpace San Antonio where she organized several notable exhibitions including Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace (2020) which featured the work of Koo Jeong-A, Wangetchi Mutu, Wu Tsang, and Kathy Vargas, among others.

She previously worked at the San Antonio Museum of Art and during her tenure in the curatorial department, she co-curated Intercambios: Modernist Photography in Mexico from the Permanent Collection and Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art. In addition to her curatorial work, Murphy managed the exhibition program for the Museum as well as acted as the lead editor on all major publications. Murphy has served at various art organizations including the Dallas Museum of Art, McClain Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Murphy is also on the Steering Committee of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts and is a former member of the College Art Association's Committee on Diversity Practices. She earned a BA in English from Texas A&M University and an MA in art history from the University of North Texas with a concentration on modern and contemporary art.