Artist Residency Summer 2023

Officina Stamperia Del Notaio Artist Residency in Tusa, Sicily (June 2023)

The Puffin Foundation Ltd.

I was awarded a 2023 The Puffin Foundation Ltd. Individual Artist grant for my oil on panel paintings.

Extraordinary Still Life

Scheduled Dates

Images (from left to right) Laurie Riccadonna, Throw Away(detail), 2019, Oil on canvas, 21 x 29 inches, courtesy of the artist; Jeremiah Teipen, Still Life(detail), 2018, 3D animated digital projection on wood panel 3 minutes, 33 seconds, 36 x 48 inches, courtesy of the artist; Nakeya Brown, Like Natural, X-pressions: Black Beauty Still Lifes(detail), Archival inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches (framed), courtesy of the artist; Margaret Murphy, Vanitas, Women of Change(detail), 2020, Oil on wood panel, 48 x 48 inches, courtesy of the artist; Takashi Horisaki, #InstaBonsai Banpaku Remix(detail), 2021, Mixed media installation, variable dimensions, courtesy of the artist; Mia Brownell, Plate to Platelet: Sparkling(detail), 2019. Oil on canvas, 46x36 inches, courtesy of the artist; Phaan Howng, I’ll Be Back(detail), 2022, Mixed media installation, variable dimensions, courtesy of the artist; and Dinner Gallery Ashley Lyon, Wellspring(detail), 2017, Fired clay with mixed media surfacing, 7 x 8 x 19 inches, courtesy of the artist; Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Still Life with Flowers and Shells After Van Der Ast(detail), 2022, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist; Lina Puerta, Naiad(detail), 2012, Mixed media, 32” x 39” x 21,” courtesy of the artist;

September 9 - October 20, 2022
The NJCU Visual Arts Gallery

Reception: September 9, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (part of JCFridays)
Jersey City Artist Studio Tour: Saturday, October 1, 12 - 6 pm
(Meet the Artists from 3 - 4 pm)

Curated by Midori Yoshimoto

The genre of “still life” was established by the time of the Northern Renaissance in the 17th century and usually refers to a painting of inanimate objects arranged on a table or any other surface. Although the still life has been generally ranked below the genres of religious and historical painting, portrait, and landscape in the artistic hierarchy, it never became obsolete and was revived by artists throughout the twentieth century. The exhibition, Extraordinary Still Life, examines the ways in which current artists challenge this familiar genre by representing contemporary subjects or/and using new techniques.

Participating artists are Nakeya Brown, Mia Brownell, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Takashi Horisaki, Phaan Howng, Ashley Lyon, Margaret Murphy, Lina Puerta, Laurie Riccadonna, Jeremiah Teipen

Faculty and Friends of the Center for Visual Arts

Sept. 20 - January 6, 2023

Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3rd fl.

Reception: October 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Truth in This Art 

Season 6, Episode 29

With Rob Lee

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy is a Baltimore-based painter


Johns Hopkins University Faculty Exhibition

Moving the Centre

1st Annual CVA Faculty Exhibition

August 30 - October 2nd, 2021

Opening reception September 17, 5:30 - 7:30

Remarks at 5:45

Sasha Baskin

Phyllis Berger

Nakeya Brown

Barbara Gruber

Tae Hwang

Suzy Kopf

Charles Mason III

Alexios Monopolis

Margaret Murphy

Luc Phinney

Gretchen Schermerhorn

*Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedoms, Ngugi wa Thiong'o. 1992

Solo Exhibition

Barry Gallery of Marymount University

Barry Gallery of Marymount University is located at 2807 North Glebe Road in Reinsch Library Building near 26th Street.

August 26 - October 7, 2021

Reception - September 10


Group Exhibion 
88 Eldridge Street
NY, NY 10002
t 212 243 2735

Opening Reception April 17

List of Artists:

Jaishri Abichandani
Oasa DuVerney
Roya Farrassat
Rebecca Fortnum
Scheherezade Garcia
Susan Hamburger
Jessica Hargreaves
Karen Heagle
Melora Kuhn
Margaret Murphy
Annysa Ng
Emily Roz


2019 NJ Council on the Arts Fellowship in Painting

I received a 2019 Individual Artist Grant in Painting.

The New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowships are competitive awards to New Jersey artists in 12 different disciplines granted solely on independent peer panel assessment of work samples. The anonymous process is focused on artistic quality, and awards may be used to help artists produce new work and advance their careers. 

Director, Center for Visual Arts at Johns Hopkins University

I have accepted the position of Director of the Center for Visual Arts at Johns Hopkins University. Please visit us online and on social media for updates and news.

Group exhibition in Osaka, Japan