Joseph Murphy

School of Art

Instructor, Illustration

Joseph Murphy

102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244-1210


Joseph Murphy is an illustrator who uses atmosphere and light to create dream-like images for projects in book publishing, editorial, and galleries.

His work has appeared in juried shows and exhibitions through the Society of Illustrators of New York/Los Angeles, 3×3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Infected By Art, ICON (National Illustration Conference), Lucca Comics & Games’ Overluk Annual, the Hive Gallery, Rogue Space Gallery, Sager Braudis Gallery, and the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Murphy's work has been featured in the international illustration magazine ImagineFX and has been acquired into the private collection of the Oneida Indian Nation.

Murphy's full CV.


  • M.F.A., Syracuse University
  • B.F.A. Syracuse University


Visual narrative

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Illustration
  • Illustration Research Problems
  • Narrative Drawing 
  • Illustration Grad Studio 
  • New Directions (Grad)