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Courtney Murphy

Courtney earned her BA in Studio Art from the University of California Davis.  She received her MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art where she studied anatomy, contemporary painting and the techniques of the classical masters.  She has attended the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, France, The Art Center in Pasadena, as well as having spent four years at the California Art Institute where she studied with figurative artist, Jeremy Lipking.  She has held positions as a resident artist at Art Square in Leesburg, Virginia, a professor of Art Foundations at the Art Institute of Washington and a Professor of Fine Art at Northern Virginia Community College.  She is currently a Professor of Art at Long Beach City College, Moorpark College and California State University Long Beach.

Exhibitions

EDUCATION

 

2008             Masters of Fine Arts, Painting- New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2005             Bachelors of Art, Art Studio- University of California Davis, Davis, CA

2004             Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Brittany, France

2001              The Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2000             California Art Institute, Thousand Oaks, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

California State University Long Beach- Lecturer Foundations 2016-Present

Moorpark College- Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts 2015-Present

Long Beach City College- Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts 2014-Present

Northern Virginia Community College- Professor of Fine Arts 2012-2014

The Art Institute of Washington Dulles- Full Time Professor of Art Foundations 2012-2014

The Art Institute of Washington Dulles- Professor of Art Foundations 2010-2012

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017      A Night In, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2016      Radiance, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

2015      Merienda, Crema Restaurant, New York, NY

2014      Interludes, New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY

2012      Burn the Corset. Watch the Flame. Gallery One, ArtSquare, Leesburg, VA

Awards

2014    Westminster Dog Show Association Poster Design Finalist, New York, NY

2013    Westminster Dog Show Association Poster Design Finalist, New York, NY

2012    “Juror’s Choice Award,” Masquerade Exhibition, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Jurors Choice Award” March For Art, Target Gallery Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2011     Art Institute of Washington Northern Virginia “2011 Faculty of the Year Award”

2010    Art Institute of Washington Northern Virginia “2010 Faculty of the Year Award”

Featured Artist Award, NEVERTHINKsmallRedux, Climate Gallery, New York, NY

2009    Artist in Residence, Eden Rock, St. Barths, French West Indies

SELECTED PRESS

American Art Collector Magazine “Strength and Beauty.” Radiance Solo Exhibition Preview. May 2016

Ventura County Reporter “Subjective Truths at the Carnegie” October 1, 2015

Art Ltd. “Subjective Truths at the Carnegie Art Museum.” November 2015

ArtLog “BUY. That Girl, Those Shoes, and That Dress. Courtney Murphy.” January 2013

Obvious “Burn the Corset.  Watch the Flame.” April 18, 2012

Bijou and Boheme “Art Discovery-Saatchi Online.” October 26, 2011

Hyperallergic “The Summer Exhibition David Lynch Wishes He Curated.”July 29, 2011