Marilyn Murphy

(BFA Oklahoma State University, MFA University of Oklahoma)

Marilyn Murphy's oil paintings, drawings, and prints create curious situations from what appears to be everyday life often with a surprising twist.  A Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University, her work has been shown in more than 270 exhibitions nationally and abroad in such places as the National Academy of Design, The Drawing Center in New York, and the Perc Tucker Gallery in Australia.  A recipient of numerous awards, she has curated more than 30 exhibitions and her work is in many public and private collections including the Kemper Collection, Huntsville Museum of Art, the Boston Museum School, and the Prudential and Bridgestone Collections.  In 2004, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presented a retrospective of the last 25 years of her work entitled “Suspended Animation.” Her work was also included in New American Paintings #64.  Professor Murphy's work can be seen at the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago and Cumberland Gallery in Nashville.

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