John P. Murphy (PhD, Northwestern University, 2017) is the Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints at the University of San Diego.
In his position as Research Associate and COSI/Mellon Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago, Murphy curated Flesh: Ivan Albright (2018) and worked on Charles White: A Retrospective (2018). He co-curated the award-winning exhibition The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade," 1929-1940 at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University (2014).
His research has been supported with grants and fellowships from the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Wilmington, DE), the Huntington Library (Pasadena, CA), and the Wolfsonian Museum (Miami, FL). He was a 2014-2015 Luce/ACLS Fellow in American art.
Murphy has taught courses on Victorian material culture, Utopia, and the Counterculture, and has published articles and reviews in Contemporaneity, Art in Print,The Sixties, and American Communist History.