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Born in Boston, MA, USA. Lives and works in the US East Coast.

Kelly Murphy is an award-winning illustrator working predominantly with traditional and mixed media. Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, USA, she studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, her student work receiving distinct… Read More
Born in Boston, MA, USA. Lives and works in the US East Coast.

Kelly Murphy is an award-winning illustrator working predominantly with traditional and mixed media. Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, USA, she studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, her student work receiving distinction from The Society of Illustrators. Since earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999, Kelly has been globally freelancing across the various fields of editorial, educational and book illustration as well as character design and concept art for the film, theater and toy industries.

An accomplished children's book author and illustrator, Kelly's books have been published by worldwide leading publishing houses and were translated in 15 languages, earning starred reviews and countless awards. Kelly's books have been consistently selected by the Society of Illustrators for its Original Art show, and feature on best books of the year lists by Kirkus Reviews, People Magazine and The New York Times. Her thirty-second, thirty-third and thirty-fourth books will be published in 2016.

Kelly's work has been featured in international curated shows, gallery exhibitions and magazines and has been distinguished in the field's most prestigious juried competitions, notably winning recognition from American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators and 3x3 Magazine. In 2009 Kelly Murphy earned an E.B. White Read Aloud Award for illustrating the New York Times Best Seller Masterpiece and in 2011 she was awarded a Silver Award in the 3x3 Magazine Children's Show for her editorial illustration work. In 2012, Kelly received a Gold Award and a Bronze Award from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. In 2013, she received an additional 2 Gold Awards in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles's Book and Children's market categories, and was a 3x3 Magazine Spotlight Illustrator. In 2014, she has been selected as one of the world's 200 Best Illustrators by Lürzer's Archive.

On the side of these numerous and versatile creative achievements, Kelly has engaged in a lasting involvement with art education and has been a member of the illustration faculty at the Montserrat College of Art since 2002, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Fall of 2008 and the Rhode Island School of Design since Spring of 2009. She and her husband, illustrator Antoine Revoy, reside in New England. Read Less
  • Adjunct Faculty
    Rhode Island School Of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Assistant Professor
    Montserrat College Of Art — Viterbo, Italy
  • Assistant Professor
    Montserrat College Of Art — Beverly, MA, USA
  • Adjunct Faculty
    Massachusetts College Of Art — Boston, MA, USA
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Abrams Books, Algonquin Books, Brown University, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, Cricket Magazine, Dial Books, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Harcourt Brace, HarperCollins, Henry Holt & Co., Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion, Macmillan, Mudpuppy Press, Peaceable Kingdom Pr… Read More
Abrams Books, Algonquin Books, Brown University, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, Cricket Magazine, Dial Books, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Harcourt Brace, HarperCollins, Henry Holt & Co., Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion, Macmillan, Mudpuppy Press, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, Inc., Scholastic, Sesame Street Workshop, Simon and Schuster, UTNE Reader Read Less
American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, 3x3, Lürzer's Archive, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.
2009 E. B. White Read Aloud Award for illustrating the New York Times Best Seller Masterpiece.
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