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 Joanna Murphy

Lives & works in New York City and the Catskill Mountains.

Statement

I see my surroundings through the medium of paint.  My work bears connection to Romanticism and gestural painting of the NY Abstract Expressionists. I am Inspired by landscape, nature, and poetry. My work balances elements of realism and dreamlike abstractions. Bold compositional rhythms are richly colored and uninterrupted. The oil paintings are queer, abstract and intimate scenes, from the roof in my lower east side neighborhood and my transcendentalist cabin in the Catskills. 

My paintings mostly exclude actual human presence.  However, in the strange shadows, dark spaces, and areas of light in the windows, roofs and at the edges of the forest are suggested an intangible yet human experience of life.  It is a you that dissolves into a rhythm of the paint. 

My paintings inspire my perception and understanding of my environment. 

CV

2016 -2019

George Billis Gallery LA CA

George Billis Gallery NY NY
Limner Gallery Hudson NY
Visual Aids  Metro Pictures, NY NY
Leo Koenig Inc. Contemporary, Andes, NY
Rachel Fine Art Delhi, Ny
Julie Heller Provincetown, Ma.

Morpho Gallery Chicago IL

2014 - 2015
Leo Koenig Inc. Contemporary, Andes, NY
61 Main Gallery, Andes, NY      
Rachel Fine Art, Delhi, Ny
Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
Art Essex Gallery, Essex, Ct
Julie Heller, Provincetown, Ma

2013
January Invitational, Art Essex Gallery10 Main Street, Essex, CT 

2012
Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Rachel Fine Art, Delhi, NY
61 Main Gallery, Andes, NY

2011
Whet Paint Auction At The Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Collection. Ithaca, N.Y.
MURAL on Main Street, Stamford, NY
61 Main Gallery, Andes, NY

2009 - present
Rachel's Fine Art, Delhi, NY

2008  
The Bleecker Street Theatre NY NY

2007       
Kelly Glass studio and Gallery NY NY
Roxbury Arts Group Roxbury, NY

2006       
Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2005-11  
Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004       
Mercury Art, West Chester - PA

2003       
Chameleon Gallery, Newburyport - MA
Bread and Roses Gallery 1199/SEIU, New York - NY

1995-03  
Wolfarth Fine Art Gallery, Washington - DC  
Provincetown - MA
Fisher Gallery, Newport - RI

1990       
Spring Bull Gallery, Newport - RI
ART, Providence - RI

1984-85   
Downtown Artists Group, Providence - RI

1983        
New Space, San Francisco - CA
South of Market Art Works, San Francisco - CA

1980-81   
30 Artists, San Francisco - CA
Los Angeles Gallery, San Francisco - CA
Church Street Gallery, San Francisco - CA

AWARD and RESIDENCY
2004    Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
2006    Vermont Studio Center - Residency

COLLECTIONS
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Collection. Ithaca, N.Y.
Matthew Willey,  NYC
Amy Kleisner, Walton NY  
Roxbury Arts Group Roxbury, NY

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