Deirdre Murphy


Contact Information

dmurphyart123@gmail.com

http://www.deirdremurphyart.com

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Gallery Representation

Gross Mcleaf Gallery
127 S. Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
tel: 215-665-8138
e-mail: email@grossmccleaf.com

Zinc Art + Interior
102 3rd Avenue
South Edmonds, WA 98020


Painting /Printmaking

 

Artist's Biography

Deirdre Murphy has exhibited internationally and extensively in the United States in museums, galleries and institutions including Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Delaware, Minnesota, Washington and Oregon. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the Philadelphia International Airport, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Biggs Museum, New Bedford Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, most notably the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship and a Leeway Foundation award, she has been an artist-in-residence at the Powdermill Nature Reserve (PA), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (PA), Vermont Studio Center (VT) and Pouch Cove Artist Residency (St. Johns, Newfoundland). Her work has been published in New American Paintings and Fresh Paint Magazine. Murphy’s work can be found in many public and private collections including Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Museum, Temple University, AlphaMed Press and Gamblin Artists Colors.

Deirdre Murphy earned her MFA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. Murphy is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and been a visiting artist at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania College of Design and University of Texas and Philadelphia University. Deirdre Murphy is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery (Philadelphia), Boxheart Gallery (Pittsburgh) and Zinc Art + Interiors (Seattle).

Artist's Statement

Deirdre Murphy has been researching the effects of climate change on bird migration for several years, using the visual data that scientists share with her to conceptualize and execute her paintings. Her fascination with avian migratory patterns and the effects of global warming have led her research to Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary, Powdermill Nature Reserve and Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Science.

Selected Exhibition

Solo
2016
Aerial Views, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
(November)

New Works, University of Texas, Tyler, TX
(March)

2015
New Works on Paper, Speer Gallery, Shipley School, Haverford, PA
(February)

2014
Sky Paintings, Philadelphia International Airport, longterm installation

2013
Murmurations, InLIquid at the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Artifice, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Urban Camouflage, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, New Hope, PA

Worlds Within Worlds, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
The Bliss of Growth, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Two - person
2013
Signs & Symbols, Gross Mcleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Out of This World, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
Dreams & Memories, Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

1996
Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

1995
Landscapes Lost, Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

Group
2015
Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA

2014
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE

Jewels & Treasures, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Professional Artists Member Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

CFEVA, Invitational Show, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Paddle8, Online

Member Exhibition: InLiquid, PPAC, Second State, at Ice Box Project Space and Grey Area, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Ballet X Benefit Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

UPENN Faculty Exhibition, Addams Hall GalleryPhiladelphia, PA

Signs & Systems, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art from the Gardens, Shipley School & Jenkins Arboretum, Bryn Mawr, PA

2012
Twist, Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

UPENN Faculty Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

PaFa Faculty Exhbition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

PaFa Women Artists, Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

Wish You Were Here, Gross McLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Re-Generation, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2011 - 2012
Winter Solstice Invitational, Cerulean Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Works on Paper, C2 Art Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Faculty Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Temple University Permanent Collection, Alter School of Business, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Faculty Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Back on My Feet, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Process…: Faculty Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Faculty Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

Back on my Feet, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Fox Chase Business Center, Tyler University, PA

Forever Young, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2008
Selected Works, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Painting Pink Pajamas, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, IL

UPENN Faculty Exhibition, Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Magical Realism, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

New Works, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Eye to Eye: A Drawing Collaborative, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

2006
Annual Juried Competition, Abington Art Center, Jenkinstown, PA

Red, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper/Faculty Exhibition, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

What Planet are You From, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago IL

2005
AAF - Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

In Depth II, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

2004
Visible Spectrum, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Faculty Show, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Bill Scott

Circle Show, Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper: 8th Biennial Exhibition, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA

Abstraction 2003, Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY

Drawing As Drawing, Drawing in Painting, Olmsted Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg, PA

2002
Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Penn Folio, Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul, Korea

National Juried Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

Summer Group Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Young & Fun: On Paper, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Penn Folio Printmaking Exhibition, Burrison Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Small Print Show, Penny Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Sam Huntor

2000
Poet and Painters Series, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Claudia Gould

Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Barbara Grossman

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1999
MFA Exhibition, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Bowery Gallery, New York City, NY
Juror: Bernard Chaet

Small Print Show, Penny Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998
MFA Exhibition, Blauhaus Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

James Baird Gallery, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada

Vault Series, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

1997
Prisma Gallery, Verona, Italy
(catalog)

Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, OR

Children's Museum, Portland, OR

1996
Transitions Project, Portand, OR

Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

Children's Museum, Portland, OR

1995
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Juror: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

1994
Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
Juror: Paul Misal

1993
Gallery 76', Wenatchee, WA
Juror: Faye Jones

Pocket Full of Posies, Installation, Portland, OR

1992
Bibelot Gallery, Portland, OR

Artist's Bibliography

2014
Mallett, Karin "One Tank Trip: 'Sky Paintings' at Philadelphia International Airport," News 69,wfmz.com

Pennsylvania Gazette,September/October

"Hawk Mountain Lands at the Airport," Reading Eagle, April 1, 2014

"Deirdre Murphy’s Sky Paintings," 69 News, Allentown, PA April 10, 2014

Hawk Mountain News, Fall 2014

2013
Epstein, Edward "Bird Party with holes to another dimension – Deirdre Murphy’s Murmurations at Painted Bride," Artblog

Schwartz, Chip "Birds of a feather flock with Deirdre Murphy at Painted Bride," Knight Foundation

Color Play: Color Theory”, Versal Foundation

2012
Manning, Meagan "In the Air with Local Artist Deirdre Murphy," Around Ardmore blog

2008
“Visual Thrill Ride”, Peoria Journal Star, November 2, 2008

Amorosi, A.D., "Art If Ice," Art Matters, March 2008

2007
Fallon, Roberta, “Time Frame”, artblog, May 5 2007

New American Paintings: Mid-Atlantic, May, Vol #69, 2007
Curator: Stephen Bennett Phillips

Rosof, Libby, "Abington's Annual” fallonandrosofblogspot.com, January 21, 2007

Donahoe, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 27, 2006

Newhall, Edith. "A New Approach," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2005

Strauss, R.B., A First Friday, The Weekly Press, January 5, 2005

Strauss, R.B., "Mayer and Highwire Galleries", aroundphilly.com, January 7, 2005

2004
New American Paintings: Mid-Atlantic, May Issue 2004

2003
Oncologist, September Issue 2003

Matthew Freedman, catalogue essay "Bliss of Growth", June 2003

R.B. Strauss, "A Shining Talent in a solo debut", Daily Local News, July 15, 2003

Roberta Fallon, "Murphy's Law", The Philadelphia Weekly, July 16 - 22, 2003

Lori Hill, "First Friday Focus", City Paper, June 6, 2003

Edward Sozanski, "Patterns of Delight", Philadelphia Inquirer, June 27, 2003

Victoria Donahoe, "Array of Fresh Works", Philadelphia Inquirer, May 4, 2003

Professional Experience

2014
Adjunct Faculty, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

Visiting Critic & Lecturer, University of Texas at Tyler, TX

2013
Visiting Teaching Artist, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Visiting Teaching Artist, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Juror, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

2012 - 2013
Exhibitions Coordinator, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2012
Juror, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2011
Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2008
Visiting Artist, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2000 - 2014
Lecturer, Fine Arts Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2007 - 2012
Lecturer, Summers, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2000 - 2004
Exhibitions Coordinator, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2015
Printmaking Residency, Zinc Art Gallery, Edmonds, WA

2006
Janet & Stan Angelo Award for Excellence, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2004
Second Round Finalist, Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Grant recipient

Abington Art Center Print Commission, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2003
Window of Opportunity Award, Leeway Foundation

2001
Newman Award, National Spring Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2000
Graduate Rep., Search Committee for Fine Arts Faculty, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jurors Award, National Spring Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

1999
Teaching Fellowship, College of General Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Artist in Residence, Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Canada

1991
Merit Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1990
Summer Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson , VT

1985
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, Kurume, Japan

Collections

Public
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
Garces Dental Company, Philadelphia, PA
Glenmede Trust Wealth Management Firm, Philadelphia, PA
Bank of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Gamblin Artists Colors Company, Portland, OR
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
AlphaMed Press, Durham, NC
Temple University, Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
Logan Circle Condominums, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2000
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

1991
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
BFA, Painting and Printmaking

1985 - 1986
Earlham College, Richmond, IN