BIOGRAPHY

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
• Peter Freeman, Inc, New York. Catherine Murphy: Recent Work (11 January - 24 February)

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
• National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today.
(8 November 2018 – 8 September 2019)

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

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 December)
• 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 Painting

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 1974
• The New York Cultural Center, New York. Choice Dealers–Dealer’s Choice

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

LECTURES

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

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• 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 1993).
• 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, 1983).
• 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, 1980).
• 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 10,1977).
• 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).
• Canaday, John Suffolk Museum Offering Display, The New York Times (September 19, 1971).

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

• The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
• Boise Art Museum, Idaho
• Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
• Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
• 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
• 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