Catherine Murphy

New York


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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 March - 7 March). Catalogue.

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

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

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

2002 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, Catherine Murphy: Paintings &
Drawings 2001-2004 (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

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

1994 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina, Catherine
Murphy: Her World (2 November - 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 November - 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
May - 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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

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)

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

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

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 - 31

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

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

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

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

Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, Washington, Landscapes (8 January - 1

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Still Life: The Object in
American Art 1915-1995, exhibition travelled: Marsh Art Gallery,
Richmond, Virginia (January - 28 February), The 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 1998 - 8 February), Salina Art Center, Kansas (6
March - 3 May)

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

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

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

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

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Reality Bites: Realism in Contemporary Art (6 May - 23 June). Catalogue.

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

1995 Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 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

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Gallery Artists (5 September - 30

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1995 Whitney Biennial (23
March - 25 June) (catalogue)

Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, Still Life and “Feminine” Space (January - February)

1994 Tampa Museum of Art, Florida, New York Realism—Past and Present,
(27 January - 12 March), exhibition travelled: Odakyo Museum, Tokyo,
(18 May - 5 June), Kagoshima Museum of Art (1 July - 7 August),
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art (13 August - 25 September), The
Museum of Art, Kintetsu, Osaka (7 October - 19 October), Fukushima
Prefectural Museum of Art (1 November - 11 December). 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 (11 September - 4
December) (catalogue)

Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Inspired by Nature (25
September - 24 December)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Keny Gallery, 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

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania, Beyond
Realism, Image and Enigma (13 June - 1 September). Catalogue.
1991 Miyaqui Museum of Art, Sendai, American Realism and Figurative Art
1952-1991 (1 November - 23 December), exhibition travelled: Soqo
Museum of Art, Yokohama (29 January - 16 February 1992), The
Tokushima Modern Art Museum (22 February - 29 March), The Museum
of Modern Art, Shiga (4 April - 17 May), Kochi Prefectural Museum of
Folk Art (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).

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

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

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Art on Paper 1990 (18 November - 6 January 1991)

1990 A & A Gallery, Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven,
Connecticut, New Faculty Exhibition (3 December - 14 December)

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

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

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

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

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, Landscape Painting
1960–1990: The Italian Tradition in American Art (25 May - 4 July),
exhibition travelled: 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 5 - 1 April)

Watking Gallery, The American University, Washington, D.C.,
Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence 1990 Exhibition (12 February -
23 March)

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

Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, A Group Exhibition (10 January - 24

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

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

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

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

Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, Group Exhibition (14 January - 25

1987 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, 39th
Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition (16 November 16 - 13

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 March - 28 March)

Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York, Drawings (9 January - 7 February)
1986 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Collections: Contemporary Painting
and Sculpture (22 October - 1 February 1987). Catalogue.

Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, The Window in Twentieth Century
Art (20 September - 19 January 1987), exhibition travelled:
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (18 April - 19 June).

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, American Realism: Twentieth

Century Drawings and Watercolors (17 November - 12 January 1986)
exhibition travelled: DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln,
Massachusetts, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas, Mary
and Leigh Block Gallery, Evanston, Illinois, Williams College Museum of
Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, Madison
Art Center, Wisconsin . Catalogue.

Hirschl & Adler in association with The Drawings Society, New York,
Member’s Drawings (12 February - 18 March). Catalogue.

1985 Independent Curators, Inc., Large Drawings, exhibition travelled: Bass
Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida (15 January - 17 February),
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin (11 August - 22 September), Norman
MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 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). Catalogue.

Albany Institute of History and Art, New York, The New Response:
Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River (9 November - 15 January
1986), exhibition travelled: The Vassar College Art Gallery,
Poughkeepsie (27 January - 23 March), The Artist’s Choice Museum,
New York (19 April - 19 May). Catalogue.

Brainerd Art Gallery, SUNY Potsdam, Variation on a Theme: Figurative Painting (25 October - 26 November)

The Isetah Museum of Art, Tokyo, American Realism: The Precise Image
(25 July - 19 August), exhibition travelled: The Diamaru Museum, Osaka
(9 October - 28 October), Yokohama Tiakashimaya (7 November - 12
November). Catalogue.

1984 Robert Schoelopf Gallery, New York, Recent American Still Life (5

Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, American Still Life, 1945- 1983 (16 September)

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

Artist’s Choice Museum, New York, The Artist’s Choice Museum: The First Eight Years (17 November - 30 December)

1983 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, American Still Life: 1945-
1983 (20 September - 20 November), exhibition travelled: Albright-Knox
Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio,
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Portland Art Museum,
Oregon. Catalogue.

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

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

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, New York, New Work: Contemporary Painting fro New York Galleries (19 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.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Contemporary Realist Painting: A Selection (30 November - 27 February 1983)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Perspectives on
Contemporary American Realism: Works of Art on Paper from the
Collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson (17 December - 20 February
1983), exhibition travelled: The Art Institute of Chicago, 10 April - 20
May). Catalogue.

1982 National Pinkokthiki, Athens, Greece, Modern American Painting:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (20 September - 7 November)

Summit Art Center, 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 February
- 1 March), exhibited travelled: Valencia Community College, Orlando,
Florida (12 March - 30 April)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Contemporary
American Realism (17 September), exhibition travelled: Virginia
Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (February 1982), Oakland Museum,
California, (May 1982). Catalogue.

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

1981 Akron Art Museum, Ohio, The Image in American Painting and Sculpture
1950–1980 (12 September - 8 November)

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

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, The Americans: The Landscape (14 April - 31 May)

1980 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York (17
November - 20 December)

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

Fishbach Gallery, New York and the Artists' Choice Museum, Artist's
Choice—Younger Artists (6 September - 18 September)

Brooklyn Museum, New York, American Drawings in Black and White (2
August - 28 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 Green Mountain, 1st Street Galleries, and SoHo Center for Visual Arts,
New York, Artists Choice: Figurative Art in New York (11 December - 5
January 1978)

Kennedy Galleries, New York, Artists Salute Skowhegan (8 December -
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, Contemporary Issues: Works on Paper by Women (3 February - 1 March)

1976 Green Mountain, First Street, Bowery, and SoHo center for Visual Arts,
New York, Artists Choice, Figurative Art in New York (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 October -
30 October). Catalogue.

1975 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Candid Painting: American
Genre 1950-1975. Catalogue.

Alan Frumkin Gallery, New York, Portrait Painting 1970-1975

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

1974 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Samuel S. Fleisher Memorial, Philadelphia, in conjunction with the
Philadelphia Museum of Art, In Her Own Image

Indianapolis Museum, Indiana, Painting and Sculpture Today–1974

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

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

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

1973 New York Cultural Center, Choice Dealers–Dealer’s Choice

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

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

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska, A Sense of Place,
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

The Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

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

1972 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Contemporary American
Painting, 1972 Annual Exhibition

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Landscape

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

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Annual Painting and
Sculpture Exhibition

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.


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. "Turku: Soviet Art of the Stalin Era," Burlington Magazine (August 1995).

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,

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

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.,

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,

Mark Stevens. "Revival of Realism," Newsweek (June 7, 1982).

Susie Kalil. "The American Landscape—Contemporary Interpretations,” Artweek (April
25, 1981).

Vivien Raynor. "Art: A Tranquil Show of American Landscapes," The New York Times
(May 15,1981).

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

Donna Tennant. "The Americans: The Landscape," Houston Chronicle (April 26, 1981).

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

John Russell. "Exchanges II," The New York Times (June 20, 1980).

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

Klaus Kertess. "Figuring It Out," Artforum (November 1980).

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,

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,

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

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).

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

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

John Canaday. "Suffolk Museum Offering Display," The New York Times (September
19, 1971).

Public Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Boise Art Museum, Idaho

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Exxon Corporation, New York

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles

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