Cathleen Hughes

Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA

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Artist's Statement

These new works represent my continued interest in space, time, and matter along with scale.

Selected Exhibitions

Breaking Patterns, Painted Bride Arts Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Daisy Days
Temporary Murals

Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen, Rotating Collection

New Kensington Community Development Corporation Garden Center, Philadelphia, PA

Discoveries and Possibilities, Philadelphia International Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Oceans, Rivers, and Moons, The Pie Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Earth Notes, Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

Daffy’s Window, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Constructions, Rodger Lapelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Tiny Biennale, Temple University’s Tyler Rome and Tyler Philadelphia Art Schools

Inliquid’s Art for the Cash Poor, Philadelphia, PA

Dane Décor Charity Auction, Philadelphia and Downingtown, PA

VIDA Voices, Online Fashion and Art Designs

Art in the Open, Schuylkill River Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Mural Arts Program Staff Exhibit, Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA

Anti-defamation League (ADL), Philadelphia, PA and Las Vegas, NV

Mural Arts Program Staff Show, Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA

Windows and Mirrors, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA

Muralissimo at the Piazza: 25th Anniversary celebration of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, The Piazza at Schmidts, Philadelphia, PA

Community Murals, an Appreciation: A History of the Mural Arts Program, The Philadelphia Foundation’s Community Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Creative Capital 2009, The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA

The Unbroken Line, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Friendly Exhibition, Skylight 307, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Transcendence: New York and Philadelphia Mural Arts, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY

Creative Capital 2008, The Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA

Art + Furniture Experience II, Dane Décor, Philadelphia, PA

Show Me the Benjamins, Lights of Liberty Center, Philadelphia, PA

Full Circle, Philadelphia International Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Operation Rapid American Withdrawal, Ice Box Project Space Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Elements, Philadelphia International Institute, Philadelphia, PA

First Annual Northern Liberties Exhibitions and Open Studios, 314 Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA

8 Women, Inliquid at DiPalma, Philadelphia, PA

2001: Contemporary Philosophies, InLiquid at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Tellenium Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Salon diAmis Invitational, Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA

Millennium Peace Show, Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Moore on Second, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Art Addiction: First International Biennial of Women Artists, Stockholm, Sweden

Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

Klein, Michael, “Seymour visits for Mural Arts,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2, 2009, p. B2

“Parent Profile: Cathleen Hughes-Taylor,” The Prep News, Spring 2008, p. 17

“Best Overall- City of Philadelphia,” Waste Age Magazine, February 7, 2008

O’Connell, Maureen, “Painting Hope: The Murals of Inner-City Philadelphia,” Commonweal, January 18, 2008, p. 19 - 23

Kaufman, Leslie, “Abstract Realism: Two artists give their materials a twist and make their creations pop,” Inside Magazine, Summer 2007, p. 20 - 22

Stoiber, Julie and Mari Schaffer, Joseph Gambardello, and Elizabeth Wellington, “Prince Charles, Camilla sample U.S. history in Philadelphia,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 28, 2007, p. A1

Strauss, R.B., “A new exhibition makes a strong impression,” Avon Grove Sun, September 13-19, 2001, p. 12

Additional publications include:
Art Matters (1993), New York Times (1992), Philadelphia Daily News (1991), and Sunday Bulletin (1979)

Awards and Honors

Best Overall Design - National Recycle Truck

Painted with Prince Charles

Nomination for AVA Award in Visual Arts

1977 - 1979
Full Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Scheidt Traveling Scholarship


Numerous private commissions and Corporate collections include:
Gigi Restaurant and Lounge
University City Science Center
Merck Corporation
Blue Cross
Price Water House

Public Works

Wall of Hearts, 1617 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
With actress Jane Seymour

Passport to International Cuisine, Mastbaum High School, 3116 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Jungle Joy, Bache Martin School, 2201 Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA

Blick Art Materials, 1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Ronald McDonald House, 100 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Compass Rose, Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia, PA

Swenson High School, 2750 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA

YouthBuild, Washington DC

Oneness of the Human Family, M.H. Stanton Elementary School, 2539 N. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA

City Year

Make a Wish Foundation

Recycling Trucks, City of Philadelphia, Street Department, Philadelphia, PA

Eagles Youth Playground, Heston School, 1621 N. 54th Street, Philadelphia, PA

John Moffet Elementary School, 127 W. Oxford Street, Philadelphia, PA

Fel Thomas School, Oregon Ave and 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Hopkinson School, L and Luzerne Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Restoration, Tasker and 20th Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Furness High School, 1900 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Art Panels, Girard Avenue Coalition, Girard Avenue from Aramingo Avenue to Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Doorways to Peace, Al Aqsa Mosque, 1501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

MLK Day of Service, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

McKinley School, 2101 N. Orkney Street, Philadelphia, PA

Gideon School, 2801 W. Glenwood Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Interior, Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 701 E. Gaul Street, Philadelphia, PA

Rivers Edge, Aramingo Avenue and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Pictograph, 2040 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Birds in Flight, Poplar and N. 8th Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Tree of Knowledge, Reed and 32nd Streets, Philadelphia, PA

River Mural, Church and Tacony Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Benches, New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Schissler Recreation Center, 1800 Blair Street, Philadelphia, PA

Rhythm of Imagination, Cruz Recreation Center, 6th and Master Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Earth Notes, Cione Recreation Center, Aramingo Avenue and Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Additional murals include:
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fairmount Park Pump Track
Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard
Philadelphia Dept. of Human Services
Comcast Cares
Philadelphia Eagles
Penn Treaty Middle School
MacArthur School
Scanlon Recreation Center
Cohox Recreation Center
Hausemann Recreation Center


Inliquid Benefit v.11, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

10 X 10, InLiquid Benefit, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Unzipped, InLiquid Benefit, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Solstice Celebration, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

Art for the Cash Poor 9, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Inliquid Benefit v.7.0, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Inliquid Benefit v.6.0, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Safe Home: Committee to End Homelessness Fundraising Auction, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

Mural Arts Program: Wall Ball, The Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

A Show of Hands: Manna Benefit Auction, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

North of the Border: Art in Northern Liberties 3, Philadelphia, PA

A Show of Hands: Manna Benefit Auction, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness Show, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Art for the Cash Poor 2, Creperie Beau Monde, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness Show, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

A Show of Hands: Manna Benefit Auction, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA


1975 - 1979
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA