Timeline

1946
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1966
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1967
B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1979
National Endowment for the Arts
1982
Guggenheim Fellowship
1986
Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant
1989
National Endowment for the Arts
1990
Award in Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
2002
Member, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
2006
Honorary Doctorate, Pratt Institute
Senior Critic, Yale University, New Haven, CT since 1989
Resides and Works in Poughkeepsie, NY

Exhibitions

2008
Here’s the Thing: The Single Object Still Life, Katonah Museum of Art. Robert Cottingham, curator. Catalogue.
2008
Catherine Murphy: New Work, Knoedler & Company, New York. (solo)
2007
All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, August 12–October 14. Eric Fischl, curator. Catalogue with essays by Merrill Falkenberg, Eric Fischl, and John Haskell.
2006
Catherine Murphy, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas, April 11–May 13. (solo)
2006
Men, I-20 Gallery, New York, June 22–August 18. Eileen Altfest, curator.
2005–2006
The Obligation to Endure: Art & Ecology Since Silent Spring, The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, November 4, 2005–January 13, 2006.
2005
This must be the place, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, February 6–20.
2005
Group Exhibition: Gallery Artists, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, June 24–August 12.
2005
Catherine Murphy: Paintings & Drawings 2001-2004, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York (solo)
2004
Toys in the Attic, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, June 1–August 20.
2004
Group Show, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, January.
2003
Mighty Graphitey, Feature, Inc., New York
2002
The Perception of Appearance, curated by Norman Lundin, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2002
Some Options in Realism, Harvard University, Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA, Exhibition Catalogue
2002
Painting: a passionate response, Seventeen Artists, The Painting Center, New York
2002
Proximity, The Work Space, New York, Exhibition Catalogue
2002
Catherine Murphy: Paintings & Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA(solo)
2001
Catherine Murphy: Paintings and Drawings 1999-2001, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York (solo)
2001
Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
2000
Conceptual Realism, The University of the Arts, The Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000
The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self Portraits by 60 Women Artists, D.C. Moore Gallery, New York
2000
Insites: Interior Spaces in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut, catalogue
2000
The Figure: Another Side of Moderninsm, curated by Lilly Wei, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc., Staten Island, New York
1998
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.(solo)
1998
Catherine Murphy: Paintings 1995-98, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York(solo)
1995
Catherine Murphy: Works on Paper 1980-1995, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York(solo)
1995
Catherine Murphy: Paintings 1992-1995, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. New York (solo)
1994
Catherine Murphy, Paintings 1990-1994, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, NC (solo)
1994
Catherine Murphy: Paintings, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
1992
Catherine Murphy, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York (solo)
1976
Catherine Murphy (retrospective exhibition). The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (catalogue) (solo)