Lili Murphy-Johnson (b. 1992, London) is an artist who works in the intersection of jewellery and performance. Her practice is vulnerable, comedic and risk-taking. She explores ideas of purpose, value and objectification.
Graduating from Central Saint Martin’s BA Jewellery Design course in 2015, Lili went on to train as a traditional jeweller with Shaun Leane, The Great Frog London and Castro Smith. Today she uses these skills in unconventional ways within her practice to question value.
In 2021 Lili was awarded the Griffin Scholarship to study for an MA in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall in London and Munich Jewellery Week, and has sparked media coverage in the Guardian and the Financial Times. Lili was also recently selected for New Contemporaries 2023.