Artist Statement

Ann B. Murphy’s work depicts solo journeys and social confrontations, both external and internal. She invents characters like the wandering souls called Pilgrims who inhabit drawings, paintings and sculpture. Murphy works primarily with paper, a medium which connects the artwork to her devotion to reading and writing. Ann B. Murphy lives and works in the Hudson Valley, NY.

 

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Education

2005 MFA, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1986 BA, French, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS

Art Exhibition History

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Solo Exhibitions

2020

  • Le Cimetiere Marin, Gallery 4180, Oakland, CA

2011

  • Hard Matter, Kimberly Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

2010

  • Rising and Falling, The Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO

Group Exhibitions

2022

  • Deep Love, Cygnet’s Way, Kingston, NY
  • Upstate Art Weekend, Hudson Valley, NY (upcoming)

2021

  • Holiday Show, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
  • Home, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2020

  • Group Exhibition, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2019

  • Art Shop, Backroom Gallery, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA Curator: Yasmin Hussein
  • Terrain Exhibitions,  Terrain Biennale, Oakland, CA Curator: Ann B. Murphy
  • Hands and Pants, Fault Line Artspace, Oakland, CA Curator: John Casey

2017

  • Terrain Exhibitions, Third Terrain Biennale, Oakland, CA Curator: Sabina Ott
  • Artists for Puerto Rico, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016

  • Bite Your Tongue, Art Murmur First Friday Oakland, CA
  • Correspondencia, CTRL+SHFT Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • High Desert Test Sites, Sky Village Swap Meet, Yucca Valley, CA  Curator: Andrea Zittel
  • Rising Waters, Shifting Sands, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2015

  • Terrain Exhibitions, Second Annual Biennale, Oak Park, Il and Oakland, CA
  • Here, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Collect!, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Survival Instinct, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014

  • Here, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA Curator: Aimee LeDuc
  • Collect!, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2013

  • Scouting Oakland , The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012

  • Man vs. Nature, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

2011

  • Arsenal, Saari Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO.

2009

  • A Contemporary Bestiary, A.M. Richards Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
  • All Roads Lead to Coney Island, A.M. Richards Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY Curator: Andrew Garn

2008

  • Repetition, Heart and Soul Gallery Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2007

  • En Perfecto Desorden, Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain Curator: Perry Bard

2006

  • Radiant, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Curator: Patrick Grenier
  • Video_DUMBO Festival, Brooklyn, NY Curators: Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
  • Video Showcase, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ Curator: KimSu Theiler
  • PANORAMICA, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico Curators: Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
  • Cathedral Arts Filmmakers Showcase, Cathedral Arts Festival, Jersey City, NJ

2005

  • Video_DUMBO Festival, Brooklyn, NY Curators: Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy
  • If You’re Feeling Sinister, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, NY Curator: Anat Ebgi
  • Bowieart Anti Antiques, Portobello Film Festival, London, England Curator: Beth Greenacre

2004

  • FRISBEE Art Fair, Miami, Florida. Curator: Anat Egbi
  • Emerging NYC, Pool Art Center, Drury University, Springfield, MO Curator: Ben Bunch
  • White Box Local 525, The Annex, New York, NY Curators: Esa Nichols and Aldo Sanchez
  • Retro + 1, T Gallery at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2003

  • Exquisite, Naked Duck Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
  • Spring Salon, Limner Gallery, New York, NY

2002

  • Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
  • The Brunswick Window, Jersey City, NJ Curator: Roger Sayre

2001

  • ArtSplash 2001, Rockaway Artist Alliance, Rockaway Beach, NY

2000

  • Psycho, Anne Faggionato Gallery, London, England Curator: Danny Moynihan

1999

  • The Body as Mental Landscape, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York NY Curator: Rachel Gugelberger

Artist Residencies

  • La Maison Verte, Marnay-sur-Seine, France 2016
  • CAMAC Centre d’Art. Marnay Art Center, Marnay-sur-Seine, France 2015
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, TICA, Chicago, IL 2013
  • The Tin Shop Artist Residency, Breckenridge, CO 2011
  • Ox-Bow Artist Residency, , Saugatuck, MI 2010 – Accepted
  • Rotunda Gallery/BCAT Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY 2006
  • Byrdecliff Colony, Woodstock, NY Summer 2003

Publications

  • L’Est Éclair, Les Artistes en residence investissent le jardin bontanique. August 5, 2016
  • New York Times, Your First Visual Art Crush, Holland Cotter, Editor. August 2013
  • Summit Daily News, Breckenridge, CO. March 2011
  • The Pilot, Steamboat Springs, CO. September 2010
  • Greenpoint Gazette, Brooklyn, NY. Arts and Culture. March 2009
  • New York Times, Arts and Leisure. February 2005
  • Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, MO. December 2004

Television

  • Summit News, Breckenridge, CO. Interview with Jenn Cramm. March 2011
  • Steamboat Today, Interview with Harper Louden. September 2010.