Catherine Murphy

New York

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1946 Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

1966 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1967 BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York


2016 Sargent’s Daughters, New York. Working Drawings. (27 February – 27 March 2016)

2013 Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, New York. Give and Take (28 June – 11 August)

Peter Freeman, Inc, New York. Catherine Murphy: Recent Work (14 March - 27 April)

2012 Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Catherine Murphy: Falk Visiting Artist (15 September - 9 December)

2010 Knoedler & Company at The Armory Show—Modern, New York. Knots: Catherine Murphy (4 - 7 March). Catalogue.

2008 Knoedler & Company, New York. Catherine Murphy: New Work (1 May - 1 August)

2006 Texas Gallery, Houston. Catherine Murphy (11 April - 13 May)

2005 Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: Paintings & Drawings 2001-2004 (9 February - 19 March)

2002 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles. Catherine Murphy: Paintings & Drawings (23 November - 21 December)

2001 Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: Paintings & Drawings 1999-2001 (22 September - 3 November)

1999 Texas Gallery, Houston. Catherine Murphy: Paintings (29 January - 27 February)

1998 Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C. (18 April - 22 May)
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: New Work (18 April – 22 May)

1995 Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: Paintings 1992-95 (7 October – 11 November)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: Works on Paper 1980-95 (29 April – 27 May)

1994 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina. Catherine Murphy, Her World (2 November 1994 - 15 January 1995)

1992 Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy (5 March - 11 April)

1989 Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: New Paintings and Drawings (11 November - 22 December). Catalogue.

1988 J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Ltd., Chicago. Catherine Murphy, Paintings and Drawings (4 - 29 November)

1985 Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: New Paintings and Drawings 1980-1985 (20 November - 20 December). Catalogue.

1979 Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: Recent Paintings (1 - 26 May)

1976 The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Catherine Murphy: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs (14 February - 28 March). Exhibition travelled: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (21 April - 30 May). Catalogue.

1975 Fourcade, Droll, Inc., New York. Catherine Murphy: Recent Paintings (15 February - 15 March)

1972 1st Street Gallery, New York. Catherine Murphy: Paintings (26 March - 11 April). Exhibition travelled: Piper Gallery, Lexington, Massachusetts

Piper Gallery, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, Massachusetts


2017 Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands and Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany. The American Dream: American Realism 1945-2017. (19 November 2017 – 27 May 2018)

Lennon Weinberg Inc, New York. Citings/ Sightings. (22 June – 16 September)

Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, New York. Graphite Vision. (24 March – 23
April 2017)

Kingsborough Community College, New York. The State of NY Painting: Work of
Intimate Scale by 26 Colorists. (4 March – 8 April 2017)

2016 Cheim & Read, New York. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men.
(23 June – 2 September 2016)

BravinLee Programs, New York. Introspective. (4 February – 19 March 2016)

2015 Mana Contemporary Arts Center, Jersey City. Intimacy in Discourse:Reasonable-
sized and Unreasonable-sized Paintings. curated by Phong Bui (18 October –
22 December 2015)

Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York. Painting is Not Doomed to Repeat Itself.
(24 September – 31 October 2015)

Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York. “A Few Days” (7 October 2015 – 19
December 2015)

2012 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Lifelike (25 February - 27 May 2012) (catalogue), exhibition travelled to: New Orleans Museum of Art (10 November 2012 - 27 January 2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (24 February - 26 May 2013), Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin (23 June - 29 September 2013), Phoenix Museum of Art, (March - May 2014)

2011 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Welcome Back Show (14 September - 24 September)

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Refocusing the Spotlight: 21 American Painters (15 October - 29 November)

2010 Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Changing Soil: Contemporary Landscape Painting (24 April - 12 September). Catalogue.

Texas Gallery, Houston, 40 (15 June - 31 July)

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, Wall-to-Wall (5 June - 14 August)

Theodore:art, New York, It’s the Uncertainty: Jonathan Calm, Barry LeVa, Catherine Murphy, Peter Soriano, Andrew Witkin (11 September - 3 October)

2009 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Quick and the Dead (25 April - 27 September). Catalogue.

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Open Roads and Bedside Tabels: American Modernism in the Frye Collection (26 September - 10 January 2010)

2008 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artist’s Choice: Vik Muniz, Rebus (11 December - 23 February 2009)

Katonah Museum of Art, New York, Here’s the Thing: The Single Object Still Life (30 March - 29 June)

2007 The Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York, All the More Real: Portraits of Intimacy and Empathy (12 August - 14 October) (catalogue)

2006 Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Nominally Figured: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art (8 June - 18 March 2007)

I-20 Gallery, New York, Men (22 June - 18 August)

2005 The New York Academy of Sciences, The Obligation to Endure: Art & Ecology Since Silent Spring (4 November - 13 January 2006)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Group Exhibition: Gallery Artist (24
June - 12 August)

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New
York, This must be the place (6 February - 20 February)

2004 Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Toys in the Attic (1 June - 20 August)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Group Show (January)

2003 Feature, Inc., New York, Mighty Graphitey (19 June - 8 August)

2002 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, The Perception of Appearance (25 July - 22 September)

Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Some Options in Realism (11 March - 14 April) (catalogue)

The Painting Center, New York, Painting: a passionate response, Seventeen Artists (5 February - 2 March)

2001 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing (31 March - 17 June). Catalogue.

2000 Lobby Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, Inside Out: the Space of Landscape + Architecture (23 October - 19 November)

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Inc., Staten Island, New York, The Figure: Another Side of Moernism (4 June - 15 January)

Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut, Insites: Interior Spaces in Contemporary Art (25 May - 23 August)

D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, The Likeness of Being: Contemporary Self Portraits by 60 Women Artists (12 January - 5 February)

1999 The Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Conceptual Realism (3 November - 2 December). Catalogue.

The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Green Wood and
Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition Since 1950, (12
September – 7 November). Exhibition travelled: John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida (14 January 2000 - 19
March); Davenport, Iowa (16 April - 24 June). Catalogue.

Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Beyond the Mountians: the Contemporary American Landscape (11 December- 13 February 2000). Exhibition travelled: Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan (26 February - 9 April), Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida (27 May - 6 August), Boise Art Museum, Idaho (12 August – 22 October), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana (18 November – 14 January 2001), The Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Catherine Murphy, Joan Mitchell, Harriet Korman: Three Rooms (1 April - 24 April)

1998 Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York. The Risk of Existence (7 November – 30 December)

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina. Beyond the Mountain: American Landscape Today (March – June)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. UTZ: A Collected Exhibition (6 February - 7 March)

Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle. Landscapes (8 January – 1 March)

Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Food Matters (10 January - 22 February)

Apex Art, New York. Original Scale (8 January - 7 February)

1997 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Still Life: The Object in
American Art, 1915-1995. Exhibition travelled: Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia (3 January - 28 February); Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (28 March - 23 May); New York State Museum, Albany (29 May - 26 July); Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California (20 June - 15 August); Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma (12 September - 7 November); The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida (9 January - 8 February 1998); Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas (6 March - 3 May 1998)

Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York. Landscape: Seen and Unseen (10 September 1997 - 7 February 1998)

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York. Feminine Image (2 March - 25 May). Catalogue.

Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C. Masterworks: New York on Paper (7 February - 22 March)

1996 Exhibits USA, Mid-Atlantic Arts Alliance, Kansas City. Objects of Personal Significance. Exhibition travelled. Catalogue.

Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe. Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas. Catalogue.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. Reality Bites: Realism in Contemporary Art (4 May - 23 June). Catalogue.

Marlborough Gallery, New York. On Paper (14 February - 9 March). Exhibition travelled: Madrid, Spain (27 March - 4 May)

1995 Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Faculty Work on Paper (27 November - 18 December)

University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Nature Studies I (8 September - 20 October)

Knoedler & Company, New York. American Interiors (9 September – 7 October)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Group Exhibition (5 - 30 September)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 1995 Whitney Biennial (15
March - 25 June). Catalogue.

Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco. Nothing Overlooked: Women painting Still Life (5 – 28 January)

1994 Odakyu Museum, Tokyo New York Realism—Past and Present (18 May - 5 June). Exhibition travelled: Kagoshima Museum of Art, Kagoshima (1 July - 7 August); Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu (13 August - 25 September); Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka (7 - 19 October); Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima (1 November - 11 December); Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida. (27 January - 12 March 1995). Catalogue.

AHI Gallery, New York. Songs of the Earth: Twenty-Two American Painters of the Landscape (26 October - 26 November)

Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Novices Collect: Selections from the Sam and May Gruber Collection (10 September - 4 December). Catalogue

Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase. Inspired by Nature (25 September - 24 December)

Wunderlich & Co., New York. An Original Idea: Realist Drawings (5 April -
7 May)

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York. Drawing on Friendship: Portraits of
Painters and Poets (6 January - 1 February). Exhibition travelled:
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia (April - May)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Gallery Artists (8 - 29 January)

1993 The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Interior Outlook (24 October - 5 December)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Works on Paper by Gallery Artists
(July - 18 September)

Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Drawings III (17 July - 4 September)

Keny Galleries, Columbus, Ohio. (April - May)

Forum Gallery, New York. Artists by Artists (4 February - 14 March)

1992 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. 44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition (9 November - 6 December)

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania. Beyond
Realism: Image and Enigma (14 June - 7 September). Catalogue.
1991 Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan. American Realism and Figurative Art 1952-1990 (1 November - 23 December). Exhibition travelled: Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama (29 January - 16 February 1992); Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima (22 February - 29 March); The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga (4 April - 17 May); Kochi Prefectural Museum of History (23 May - 21 June). Catalogue

G.W. Einstein Company, Inc., New York. Beyond the Picturesque: Landscape on Paper (16 November - 21 December)

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania. Against the Grain: Images in American Art, 1960-1990 (9 June - 9 September). Catalogue.

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Spring/Summer Exhibition, Part One: Painters (18 May - 22 June)

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida. Exquisite Paintings (16 March - 28 April). Catalogue.

1990 Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The 26th Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper (18 November 1990 - 6 January 1991)

Wilson Arts Center, Rochester, New York. Contemporary American Still Lifes in
Motion (11 November - 16 December)

A & A Gallery, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. New Faculty Exhibition (3 - 14 December)

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. 42nd Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition (12 November - 9 December)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists (6 - 29 September).

Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica. Black and White: Works on Paper (July - August)

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston. Landscape Painting 1960–1990: The Italian Tradition in American Art (25 May - 4 July). Exhibition travelled: Bayly Museum of Art. University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville (7 August - 30 September). Catalogue.

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Awards (16 May -10 June)

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Academy-Institute Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture (5 March - 1 April)

Watkins Gallery, The American University, Washington, D.C. Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence 1990 Exhibition (12 February - 23 March)
Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York. A Group Exhibition (10 January – 24

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York. Persistence of Vision (10 January - 1

1989 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. 41st Annual Academy-lnstitute Purchase Exhibition (13 November - 10 December)

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles. A Decade of American Drawings 1980–1989 (15 July - 26 August)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Works on Paper (13 June – 11 August)

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Paintings and Sculpture (2 May - 3 June)

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati. Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move Into the Mainstream 1970–1985 (24 February - 2 April). Exhibition travelled: New Orleans Museum of Fine Art, New Orleans (6 May - 18 June); Denver Art Museum, Denver (22 July - 10 September); Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia (20 October - 31 December). Catalogue.

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. Group Exhibition (14 January - 25 February)
1987 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. 39th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition (16 November - 13 December)

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. In Memory of Xavier Fourcade: A Group
Exhibition (24 September - 31 October)

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. Paintings (19 June - 19 September)

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Paintings
and Sculptures by Candidates for Art Awards (2 - 28 March)

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. Drawings (9 January - 7 February)

1986 Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase. The Window in Twentieth-Century Art (21 September 1986 – 29 June 1987); Exhibition travelled: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (24 April – 29 June 1987)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston Collections: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture (22 October 1986 - 1 February 1987). Catalogue.

Hirschl & Adler, New York. Drawings selected from The Drawing Society’s membership, spanning 400 years, by Caravaggio, Degas, Homer, Matisse, Picasso, Tiepolo, others (12 February - 8 March). Catalogue.

1985 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. American Realism:
Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of Glenn C.
Janss (7 November 1985 - 12 January 1986). Exhibition travelled: DeCordova
and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts (13 February – 3 April
1986); Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas (31 July – 21
September 1986); Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Evanston, Illinois (23 October
– 14 December 1986); Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown,
Massachusetts (15 January – 8 March 1987); Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
(9 April – 31 May 1987); Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin (26 July –
20 September 1987). Catalogue.

Albany Institute of History and Art, New York. The New Response: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River (8 November 1985 - 15 January 1986). Exhibition travelled: The Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie (27 January- 23 March 1986); Artist’s Choice Museum, New York (19 April – 18 May 1986). Catalogue.

Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach. Large Drawings, organized by Independent Curators, Inc. (15 January - 17 February). Exhibition travelled: Madison Art Center, Wisconsin (11 August - 22 September); Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Canada (8 November - 15 December); Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska (15 January - 1 March 1986); Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California (11 April - 8 May 1986). Catalogue.

Brainerd Art Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam. Variation on a Theme: Figurative Painting (18 October - 26 November), Exhibition travelled: Community College of the Fingerlakes (13 December 1985 – 27 January 1986); University Art Gallery, State University of New York at New Paltz (2 – 27 February 1986)

The lsetan Museum of Art, Tokyo. American Realism: The Precise Image (25 July - 19 August). Exhibition travelled: Diamaru Museum, Osaka (9 - 28 October); Yokohama Takashimaya, Yokohama (7– 12 November). Catalogue.

1984 Artist’s Choice Museum, New York. The First Eight Years (17 November – 30

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Art on Paper 1984: The 20th Exhibition (18 November - 16 December). Catalogue.

Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York. Recent American Still Life (- 5 December)

1983 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. American Still Life: 1945-1983 (20 September - 20 November). Exhibition travelled: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (10 December 1983 – 15 January 15 1984); Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus (8 April – 20 May 1984); Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase (7 June – 15 September 1984); Portland Art Museum, Portland (8 October – 8 December 1984). Catalogue.

Xavier Foucade, Inc., New York. In Honor of de Kooning (8 December 1983 - 21 January 1984). Catalogue.

Xavier Foucade, Inc., New York. Drawings (12 July - 16 September)

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington. New York, New Work: Contemporary Painting - New York Galleries (18 March - 24 April)

The Print Club, Port of History Museum at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. Printed by Women: A National Exhibition of Photographs and Prints (17 February - 27 March). Catalogue.

1982 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Perspectives on Contemporary American realism: Works of Art on Paper from the Collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson (17 December 1982 – 20 February 1983). Exhibition travelled: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (1 April – 20 May 1983). Catalogue.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Contemporary Realist Painting: A Selection (20 November 1982 – 27 February 1983)

National Pinakothiki, Athens. Modern American Painting (20 September – 7 November). Exhibition travelled: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Summit Art Center, Summit, New Jersey. Architectural Images: Contemporary
Paintings (16 April - 23 May). Catalogue.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Lower Manhattan From Street to Sky (23 February - 30 April)

Aaron Berman Gallery, New York. Women's Art: Miles Apart (2 -27 February). Exhibition travelled: Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida (14 March - 15 April)

1981 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Contemporary American Realism Since 1960 (18 September – 13 December). Exhibition travelled: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (1 February – 28 March 1982); Oakland Museum, Oakland, California (6 May – 25 July 1982). Catalogue.

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio. Real, Really Real and Super Real:
Directions in Contemporary American Realism (1 March - 26 April).
Exhibition travelled: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (19 May - 29
June); Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson (19 July - 26 August); Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh. (24 October – 3 January 1982). Catalogue.

Akron Art Museum, Akron. The Image in American Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1980 (12 September - 8 November)

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. The Americans: The Landscape (4 April - 31 May)

Hirschl & Adler, New York. The Contemporary American Landscape (2 - 29 May)

1980 Brooklyn Museum, New York. American Drawings in Black and White: 1970-
1980 (22 November 1980 – 19 January 1981)

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. One Major New Work Each (4 November - 31 December)

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. New York (17 November - 20 December)

Artists' Choice Museum, New York. Younger Artists, organized by the artists of Fischbach Gallery (6 - 18 September)

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York. Contemporary
Naturalism: Works of the 1970's (8 June - 24 August). Catalogue.

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts. Aspects of the 70's: Directions in Realism (17 May - 24 August). Catalogue.

Henry Street Settlement House, New York. Exchanges II (May – June)

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York. Small Scale: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture (12 January - 23 February)

1979 Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá, Colombia. 16 Réalistas (22 March - 26 April). Catalogue.

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Awards Exhibition (12 March - 8 April)

1978 Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania. Perspective ‘78: Works by Women (8 October - 15 November). Catalogue.

1977 Kennedy Galleries, New York. Artists Salute Skowhegan (8 - 21 December). Catalogue.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. A View of a Decade (10
September - 10 November). Catalogue.

Xavier Fourcade Inc., New York. Works on Paper, Small Format Objects: Duchamp to Heizer (15 February - 19 March)

The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles. Figurative Art in New York (3 February - 1 March)

1976 Artists’ Choice Museum, New York. Figurative Art in New York, organized by the artists of the Green Mountain, Bowery, Prince Street and First Street Galleries (11 December - 5 January 1977). Catalogue.

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. A Selection of American Art: The Skowhegan School 1946-1976 (16 June - 5 September). Exhibition travelled: Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (1 - 30 October). Catalogue.

1975 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Candid Painting: American Genre
1950-1975 (12 October – 7 December). Catalogue.

Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York. Portrait Painting 1970-1975

Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey. New Images in American Figurative

1974 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In Her Own Image. Exhibition travelled: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Queens Museum of Art, New York. New Images: Figuration in American
Painting (16 November - 29 December). Catalogue.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis. Painting and Sculpture Today–1974 (22 May – 14 July)

Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Collectors Gallery VIII

Philadelphia Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia. Woman’s Work: American Art

The New York Cultural Center, New York. Choice Dealers–Dealer’s Choice

1973 Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. Painting and Sculpture

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Art 1972-1973

Decorative Arts Center, New York. Painting in America: Yesterday and

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. A Sense of Place:
The Artist and the the American Landscape. Exhibition travelled: Joslyn Art
Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York. New American
Landscapes (13 May - 17 June). Catalogue

The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York

Benson Barn Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

1972 American Federation of the Arts, New York. The Realist Revival. Exhibition travelled. Catalogue

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 1972 Annual Exhibition:
Contemporary American Art 1970-1973 (25 January – 19 March)

Museum of Modern Art, New York. Landscape ( - 19 November)

J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit. Women in Art

Prince Street Gallery, New York

1971 Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, New York. The Contemporary Figure: A New Realism (14 August - 7 October)

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Landscape II (24 January -
12 March). Catalogue.


2017 UC Davis, California. Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud Endowed Lecture: Catherine Murphy in Conversation with Karen Wilkin. (Thursday, 9 March)


John Yau. Catherine Murphy. (Skira Rizzoli & Peter Freeman, Inc. April 2016)

Roger White, “Get Real,” Modern Painters (February 2011) pages 52-57.

Peter Terzian, “Catherine Murphy,” Elle Decor (November 2010) pages 122, 124.

Ken Johnson, “Ahoy From Nudes, a Pirate and Scrooge McDuck,” The New York Times
(March 5, 2010) pages C21, C 24.

Lisa Dinhofer, “Tension and Abstraction in Realism,” Drawing (American Artist) (Summer
2009) pages 54–61.

Christian Rattemeyer, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings
Collection: Catalogue Raisonné, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009).

John Yau, “Hedonist of the Ordinary,” in Catherine Murphy: New Work (Knoedler &
Company, 2008).

David Cohen, “Sneaking Glimpses of the Perceived World,” The New York Sun (June 5,
2008) page 17.

Mario Naves, “Looking Into It,” The New York Observer (June 2, 2008) page C16.

James Panero. “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion (June 2008) pages 53-54.

Greg Lindquist, “Catherine Murphy,” The Brooklyn Rail (June 2008).

Mila André, “Paintings: Beauty in the Details,” The New York Sun (May 22, 2008).

Mila André, “Catherine Murphy,” The New Yorker (June 23, 2008).

Mila André, “The Dreamer: Blanket Statement,” New York Magazine (July 28–August 4,

Sarah Douglas, “In Brief: Virtual Reality,” Art & Auction (July 2008).

David Humphrey, “Catherine Murphy—Knoedler,” Art in America (October 2008).

Nancy Grimes, “Catherine Murphy,” Artnews 107, no. 8 (September 2008).

Amy Eshoo, ed., 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work 1991–2006
(Yale University Press, 2008).

Ken Johnson, “Lines, Shapes and Subjects, Lost and Found, That Link the Centuries,”
The New York Times (November 1, 2007).

John Yau, “Catherine Murphy in Conversation with John Yau.” The Brooklyn Rail (February 2005).

Mario Naves, “A Realist’s New Paintings Winnowed to Bare Essentials,” The New York
Observer (March 7, 2005).

Faye Hirsch, “Catherine Murphy at Lennon, Weinberg, Art in America (June/July 2005).

Vicky Perry, “Catherine Murphy,” (April 2005).

Roberta Smith, “Catherine Murphy,” The New York Times (March 4, 2005).

Roberta Smith, “Mighty Graphitey,” The New York Times (August 8, 2003).

Mila André, ”The Mundane Turns Strange, Los Angeles Times (December 6, 2002).

Roger Downey, “Face Time: The Frye looks ahead for figures,” Seattle Weekly (July 25,

Peter Eleey, “Catherine Murphy: Lennon Weinberg,” The Brooklyn Rail
(January–February 2002).

Daniel Kunitz, “Gallery Chronicle”, The New Criterion (December 2001).

Roberta Smith, “Catherine Murphy,” The New York Times (October 26, 2001).

Chris Moylan, “Nostalgia for the Actual,” (October 2001).

Mario Naves. “Up-Close Paintings Ask Us to Back Off, Just a Little,” The New York
Observer (October 15, 2001).

Alexi Worth, “Catherine Murphy,” The New Yorker (October 22, 2001).

John Yau, “Reality to Infinity: The Drawings of Catherine Murphy.” Art on Paper
(January- February 2001).

Mila André, Houston's Texas Gallery Shows New York Painter's Work, The Big Bend
Sentinel (February 11, 1999).

Ross Neher, Blindfolding the Muse: The Plight of Painting in the Age of Conceptual Art
(New York: Prenom Press, 1999).

Susie Kalil, The Good, Long Look, Houston Press (February 25–March 3, 1999).

Francine Prose, “A Dirty Tablecloth, Deconstructed.” Artnews (October 1999).

Daniel Kunitz, Changing Faces, Artnews (March 1999).

Mila André, 'Still Life' the focus of State Museum Exhibit, The Post-Star, Glens Falls,
New York (May 28, 1998).

Mila André, Catherine Murphy, The New Yorker (May 11, 1998).

Mark Daniel Cohen, “Catherine Murphy,” Review (May 1, 1998).

Ken Johnson, “Catherine Murphy,” The New York Times (May 15, 1998).

Piri Halasz, State Acquires Two Art Works, The New York Times (August 11, 1998).

Daniel M. Mendelowitz, David L. Faber, and Duane A. Wakeham, A Guide to Drawing,
7th edition (Thomson Wadsworth, 1997).

Betsy Sussler, ed. Speak Art: the Best of Bomb Magazine’s Interviews with Artists (New York: New Art Publications/G+B Arts International, 1997).

Margarett Loke, Realism: Catherine Murphy—It Chose Her, Artnews (February 1996).

Reality Check, Vogue (November 1996).

Andrea Coddington, Figuratively Speaking, Art & Auction (June 1996).

Peter Plagens, The Impossible Exhibition, Newsweek (April 3, 1995).

Mark Stevens, A Polite Biennial, New York Magazine (April 3, 1995).

Peter Plagens, Beauty and Beats, Newsweek (September 18, 1995).

David Carrier, New York Spring Exhibitions, Burlington Magazine (August 1995), pp. 572-574.

Francine Prose, Catherine Murphy, Bomb (Fall 1995).

Deborah Solomon, All Persuasion, No Whiners: The 1995 Whitney Biennial,The Wall
Street Journal (March 24, 1995).

Ken Johnson, Big Top Whitney, Art in America (June 1995).

Gerrit Henry, The Figurative Field, Art in America (January 1994).

William J. Hrushesky, Timing is Everything, The Sciences (July/August 1994).

Mila André, Images of Nature, Scholastic Art 23, no. 3 (December 1992–January

Mila André, Art: Catherine Murphy, The New Yorker (April 13, 1992).

Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, 3rd ed.
(New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1992).

Marie-France Toinet, Comment Les États-Unis ont Perdu les moyens de leur
hégémonie, Le Monde Diplomatique (June 1992).

John Yau. “Catherine Murphy, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.” Artforum (Summer 1992).

David Bourdon..Critic's Diary: Seeing It All, or Six Weeks in Manhattan Galleries, Art in
America (September 1992).

John Gruen, Catherine Murphy, The Artist Observed: 28 Interviews with Contemporary Artists (Chicago: A Cappella Books, 1991).

John Wall, SAMA Show—A Realistic View, Altoona Mirror (June 11, 1991).

Daniel Wheeler, Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to Present (New York: The Vendome
Press, 1991).

Margaret Moorman, Catherine Murphy, Artnews (April 1990).

Jean Nathan, The Transom: The Chosen, The New York Observer (March 26, 1990).

Mila André, Off the path, and well worth the trip, New York Daily News (March 23, 1990).

Florence Pennella, Clarity, Boldness Mark Hyde Park Artist's Work, Poughkeepsie
Journal (June 17, 1990).

Ruth Bass, New York? New York, Art-Talk (Scottsdale, Arizona) (January 1990).

Jason Edward Kaufman. Do You Remember Realism? New York City Tribune (February 19, 1990).

John Russell, Catherine Murphy, The New York Times (November 11, 1989).

John Arthur, Spirit of Place: Contemporary Landscape Painting and the American Tradition (Boston: Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Co., 1989).

Byron Belt, Special Exhibit of Art By Women, Springfield Sunday Republican (March 19, 1989).

Mimi Weisbord, Artists' Choice, Panel Discussion, Women's Artists Newsletter (March 1988).

Wendy Beckett, Contemporary Women Artists (New York: Universe, 1988).

Alan G. Artner, Murphy's Clearly Focused Realism Makes No Excuses, Chicago Tribune (November 25, 1988).

Nancy Grimes, Facts of Life, Artnews (December 1988).

Barbara Hagstrom, Canvas Reality, Dutchess (Summer 1988).

Christine Temin, Art Review: 'Boston Collects' a Fascinating Smorgasbord, The Boston
Sunday Globe (October 26, 1986).

William Zimmer, At the Neuberger, Windows Allow Artists to Share a Theme, The New York Times (October 12, 1986).

Gail Stavitsky, Catherine Murphy, Arts Magazine (February 1986).

Jeanne Silverthorne, Catherine Murphy, Artforum (February 1986).

Barbara Rose, American Painting: The Twentieth Century (New York: Rizzoli, 1986).

Jed Perl, Houses, Fields, Gardens, Hills, The New Criterion (February 1986).

Roberta Hershenson, “The Fine, Painstaking Art of Arranging a Major Exhibition, The New York Times (November 9, 1986).

Gerrit Henry, Catherine Murphy, Artnews (March 1986).

Barbara Rose, Art as Risky Business, Vogue (September 1986) p. 644.

John Russell, Catherine Murphy, The New York Times (November 29, 1985).

Richard J. Flanson, III and Tress Ruslander Miller. The Security Pacific Collection 1970–1985: Selected Works (Los Angeles: Security Pacific, 1985).

Edward Lucie-Smith, American Art Now (New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1985).

Kay Larson, Catherine Murphy, New York Magazine (December 16, 1985).

Kay Larson, The Real Things, New York Magazine (July 16, 1984).

Hilton Kramer, The Real Things, New York Magazine (July 16, 1984).

Vivien Raynor, Recent American Still Life, The New York Times (November 9, 1984).

Art Show, Art: Show of Drawings at Xavier Fourcade, The New York Times (July 29,

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Vivien Raynor, Images of New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly (November 1981).

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John Gruen, The Magic of the Commonplace, Quest/80 (January 1980).

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Hilton Kramer, Art: Five Gallery Realist Show, The New York Times (September 12, 1980).

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Annette Nachumi, Exchanges II, Art/World (May 21–June 18, 1980).

Ellen Lubell, Manhattan (and Hoboken), Soho Weekly News (May 24–30, 1979).

Hilton Kramer, Catherine Murphy, The New York Times (May 11, 1979).

John Gruen, Catherine Murphy: The Rise of a Cult Figure, Artnews (December 1978).

David Bourdon, Art: Cityscapes, Architectural Digest (September 1978).

Hilton Kramer, Soho: Figures at an Exhibition, The New York Times (December 10,1977).

John Russell, The Potpourri at Fourcade's, The New York Times (February 25, 1977).

Robert Taylor. Painter Catherine Murphy: A Realist with Intelligence, The Boston Globe (1976).

Piri Halasz, Painter with a Novelist's Eye, The New York Times (January 11, 1976).

Meryl Beveridge, Calendar Art, The Washington Star (March 7, 1976).

Robert Garrett, Let's Look at Problem 'Realistically', Boston Herald American (May 2, 1976).

Alicia Faxon, Painting Reality, The Real Paper (Boston) (May 23, 1976).

Meryle Beveridge. Galleries, The Washington Post (March 2, 1976).

Kenneth Baker, The View from Catherine Murphy's Window, The Boston Phoenix (May 11, 1976).

Patricia Stewart, Catherine Murphy at Fourcade, Droll, Art in America (May-June 1975).

Allen Ellenzweig, Catherine Murphy, Arts Magazine (February 1975).

Sarah Booth Conroy, The Vice President's Residence: Eagles, Hopper and Ernst, Artnews (November 1975).

Anonymous, Artist's brush alters 'homely' landscapes, Lexington Minute-Man (March 3, 1975).

Mrs. Richard Steele, Murphy Still Life: Gentle, Detailed and Hard Hitting, Greensboro Daily News (October 19, 1975).

Hilton Kramer, An Uncommon Painter of the Commonplace, The New York Times (March 9, 1975).

Carter Ratcliff, Catherine Murphy at Fourcade Droll, Art International (April 20, 1975).

Gerrit Henry, New York Reviews, Artnews (April 1975).

Vivien Raynor, The Art of Survival (and Vice Versa), The New York Times (February 7, 1974).

Catherine Murphy, Art is My Lifestyle, The Woman Artist, special issue of Art & Man 5, no. 2 (November 1974).

Schwartz, Sanford New York Letter, Art International (May 1973).

Canaday, John, Only Half Bad- And That's Half Good, The New York Times (February
6, 1972).

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19, 1971).


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Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Georgia Museum of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Academy Museum, New York

National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

The Newark Museum, New Jersey

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

New York Public Library, Print Collection, New York

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York