Born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.

1992 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. MFA, Painting.

1990 Towson State University, Towson, Md. BS, Art Department Honors, Summa Cum Laude.


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

Visual Artist Grant, Puffin Foundation, Ltd. (2023, 2006)

2019 Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting, NJ State Council on the Arts.
Barstow Artist In Residence, Central Michigan University
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Individual Artist Grant - Finalist (2015)
New Jersey Print and Paper Fellowship, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Rutgers University. (2012, 2008)
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base. 
Pollock Krasner Foundation, Inc. Individual Artist Grant (2010-2011)
P.S.122 Studio Residency, NY. (2010 - 2011)
Pat Hearn and Colin De Land Foundation Grant (2010)
Fountainhead Residency, Miami. Summer 2009. (Received but was unable to attend)
NJ State Council on the Arts, Fellowship in Painting. (2008)
Gallery Aferro Studio Residency, Newark, NJ. (2008)
Vermont Studio Center- Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Residency Fellowship
Cooper Union Summer Residency, 2006
Weir Farm Trust, Visiting Artist. Exhibition and catalogue 2006.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship. (2005)
Liquitex Artist of the Month, December 2005.
Pro Arts, Individual Project Grant to install Girl Talk exhibition. (2005)
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Individual Artist Grant. (2004)
Finalist- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Woolworth Studio Residency.(2003)
Artist-in-Residence, Newark Museum. (2001)
Aljira Emerge 2000 Participant, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art. (1999)
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago. project grant. (1993, 1994)
MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Travel Award funded by the MacArthurFoundation and the David and Rosamond Putnam Transportation Fund. (1993)
Change Inc., Emergency assistance grant. Robert Rauschenburg Director. (1993)


2020 Cody Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA (upcoming)

2016 Margaret Murphy, Central Michigan University, Fall 2016.
Margaret Murphy, University of Michigan - Flint. Fall 2016
2014 Toile News Project: Margaret Murphy, Pierro Gallery of South Orange.
2013 Toile News Project: Margaret Murphy, Gallery Aferro, Project Room.
2012 Margaret Murphy: A Ten Year Survey: Decoding the Marketplace, coupons, dollar stores and ebay.  Catalogue with essay by Midori Yoshimoto and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Traveling exhibition:
-Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University. January – March, 2012.
-Kresge Foundation Gallery, Ramapo College of New Jersey,  March – May,  2012.
-Goucher College,  Rosenberg Art Galleries, Baltimore, MD. October 30-  December 2, 2012   
Memory Theater, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Sept. 2012.
2010 Cameo, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia.
2009 Celebration, HPGRP Gallery, NY.
2008 Margaret Murphy: The Parlor Paintings, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
2007 Good Girls, Bad Girls. Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NY. May – June, 2007
The Ballerina Project, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia. May – June, 2007.
2005 Guest Artist to the Permanent Collection: Margaret Murphy, The Jersey City Museum., (Sep – Dec. 2005).
2003 Watercolors, Potter Library Gallery, Ramapo College of New Jersey. 
1992 Stations of the Cross, Mason Gross School of the Arts, MFA Thesis exhibition.


2022 Extraordinary Still Life, New Jersey City University

Faculty & Friends of the Center for Visual Arts, Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins University

2020 49.5, 601 Artspace, NY, NY. (upcoming)

Mother Gallery, contribution to Chie Fueki's Mother Alter exhibition.

2019 Where Have We Been, Artscape Gallery Network Exhibition, Towson University.

2018  TINY ACTS TOPPLE EMPIRES, Guest-curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, Penn State College
FACULTY (SUMMER SHOW), Haas Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Toast Art Fair, Osaka Japan, HPGRP Gallery
2017 Kustera Projects Red Hook, A Call to Action, exhibition and live painting performance.
The Expanding Matrix, SUNY Old Westbury, NY. October 26 – November 30, 2017
Hudson County Community College, Quantum Overdrive, live painting performance. NJ.
Smack Mellon, Kentucky Derby Party and Auction, Brooklyn, NY
Hankyu Department Store Toast Art Fair, HPGRP Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2016  Toast Art Fair, HPGRP Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Contemporary Hudson County, Hudson County Community College Gallery
2015 RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn.
 The Human Condition, Westbeth Gallery, NYC.
 ISSUES, Arts Guild New Jersey
 “And Justice is Just This..”, Rhizome Gallery, Las Vegas
 Confluence and Influence, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC
 Kentucky Derby Party and Auction, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
 Dreams Are For Real, Fine Art Auction, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Weir Farm’s 25th Anniversary, Weir Farm NHS, Wilton, CT.
2014  The Last Brucennial, NYC.
2012 Fanciful: Small Media Moments, Concordia University, Montreal. (4 person exhibition)
Pentimenti Gallery, 20 in 2012, Philadelphia.
The Center for Contemporary Art and Gallery Aferro, Through You Into Action. NJ. catalogue.
 Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, auction, NJ.
2011 Painting, HPGRP Gallery, NY. (4 person exhibition)
2010 Emerging Patterns, Arts Council of the Morris Area, NJ. Midori Yoshimoto, curator.
2009 NeoRococo Show, SICA, NJ.
Sweet Spot, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY.
Thinking Small, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia.
Full Screen: Six Data Points in the Image, SVA School of Art Criticism and Writing. Curated by Jeff Edwards. Catalogue.
2008 NJ Fellowship Recipients, Visual Art Center of NJ, Spring.
2008 Gifts from the Studio, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, NY.
E/AB Fair 08, Brodsky Center.
Dwell, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, May. 3 person exhibition, Catalogue.
Handle With Care, Pelham Art Center, NY.
Aqua Art Miami, Pentimenti Gallery.
Dieu Donne, Annual benefit auction. 
Meatpacking Art Volume II. HPGRP Gallery, NY.
Group Show: Gallery Artists. Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia. Feb. 2008
Sweet Dreams, HPGRP Gallery, New York. four person exhibition. (February 2008)
Cuchifritos Art Gallery, Works on Paper - an Exhibition Benefit for AAI.
Punch Bowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY.
2007 American Woman: new feminism, HPGRP Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. 3 person exhibition. Curated by Shuhei Yamatani
The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, Sept. 2007, catalogue. Curated by Rocio Aranda Alvarado.
Pierogi Flatfiling. Artnews Projects, Berlin. June 2007. Curated by Joe Amrhein and Leif Magne Tangen.
Invitational Artist, Fresh Produce,  G.A.S.P. Gallery,  Boston. Curated by M.M. CamposPons.
Open Stables III,  Spur Projects Gallery, CA. 
Aqua Art Fair, Miami. Pentimenti Gallery.
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY.
Black and White, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery. 
Wild Flowers, Deborah Buck Gallery, NY. 
Dieu Donne, Per Square Foot. Benefit Auction.
Not Just an Adjunct, Kresge and Pascal Galleries, Ramapo College of NJ. Curated by Sydney Jenkins.
Aljira Emerge 2000, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. (catalogue), curated by Richard Klein.
2006 Bridge Art Fair, Miami 2006, Pentimenti Gallery. Catalogue, ill.
En Route, Gallery Twenty-One, Newark.
Art 212 Art Fair, NY. 
Palpable Painting, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Curated by Sydney Jenkins.
Perspectives: Then and Now, Jersey City Museum, NJ. 
On Sight: 5 Visiting Artists, Weir Farm Art Center.  Catalogue.
Swimmers, Posers, Bathers. Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NY. 3 person exhibition
Welcome/ Home, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NY. 
“(K)nots”, New Jersey City University. NJ. Curated by Michelle Vitale Loughlin. Catalogue.
Glimpse”, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia. 
Between Body and Object”, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, NY. 4 person exhibition.
2005 “day-dreaming”, HPGRP Gallery, NY. Curated by Tomoko Ashikawa. 4 person exhibition.
Girl Talk, The Garage, NJ. Curated by Margaret Murphy
2004 Postcards from the Edge, Brent Sikkema Gallery, NY.
What Have You Got To Say? Grace Church, Jersey City Studio Tour
2003 Cultural Exploration, The Morris Museum. NJ (Catalogue)
2nd Annual Off the Wall, Jersey City Museum.
Art -O- Mat, Jersey City Museum.
Postcards from the Edge, Galerie LeLong, NY.
$99 Bargain Store Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY
Consumer Reports. Tomasulo Gallery of Union County College, NJ. Curated by Margaret Murphy.
Forms of Matter: artists’ views of nature. Victory Hall, Jersey City.
2002 Off The Wall, Jersey City Museum.
The New Jersey City University, Faculty exhibition.
William Paterson University, NJ Faculty Exhibition.
2001 Skin Deep, Islip Art Museum, curated by Catherine Valenza, East Islip, NY.
Not Just an Adjunct, Kresge and Pascal Galleries, Ramapo College of NJ. Curated by Sydney Jenkins.
Aljira Emerge 2000, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. (catalogue), curated by Richard Klein.
1999 – 1997
Strokes of Genius, Montclair Museum. NJ
25th Anniversary of the New Jersey Printmaking Council, Newark Museum. Curated by Miriam Beerman. Newark, NJ. (Catalogue)
The Passion, Richard Anderson Gallery, NY.
American Sentences, Sponsored Reality. Union City, NJ.
The Aljira National 4, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ.
Image/Mileage, Sponsored Reality. Union City, NJ.
1996 Pier Show IV, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. Red Hook, Brooklyn.
 Biennial, Charas/ El Bohio. New York.
1995 Small Works Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
1994 The Faculty Invites, Raritan Valley Community College. (Catalogue)
Art and Social Justice, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend Indiana.
Home Improvements: Demolishing Domesticity, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago
1992 Right With the World, Ten in One Gallery, Chicago.
Washington Project for the Arts, Artists Book, Washington, D.C
MFA Group Thesis Exhibition, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ 1992

Deutsche Bank Collection
Central Michigan University
Hudson County Community College Foundation
Jersey City Museum
Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ.
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin
Melissa Kepke Grobmyer, MKG Art Management
Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University.
MOMA- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Archive
Deborah Buck, Buck House Antiques, NY.

2012, 2014, 2015, 2016  Visiting Artist: Conversations With Artists - Spring 2012. SUNY Rockland Community College.
2011 Visiting Artist Presentation and Collage Workshop, Visual Art Center of NJ.
2010  Material Girls curator statement and talk.
2009  Visiting Artist: Conversations with Artists, SUNY Rockland Community College.
2008 Artist Talk, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
2007 Curators Talk, OASIS. Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Queens.
Curators Statement, Oasis. Flushing Town Hall, Smithsonian, Queens, NY.
Curating as Social Sculpture; being a part of the cultural conversation beyond the studio walls. Tribeca Performing Arts Center. 4 artists panel on artists as curators. Richard Klein; Aldrich Museum, Margaret Murphy; The Garage, Florence Neal; Kentler International Drawing Space, Rene Lynch; Metaphor Contemporary Art. 
Homegirls, catalogue essay, NJCU.
2006 Introducing: Christina Mancuso and Rae Staseson, Jersey City Museum.
Margaret Murphy introduces Christina Mancuso and Rae Staseson, performance artists who incorporate video and draw upon feminist and conceptual art traditions in their work.
2006 Suny Rockland College, Conversations with Artists. March 17, 2006.
2005 Host and panelist,  Ladies Night at the Jersey City Museum, slide presentation of Girl Talk artists. 
2004 Vermont Studio Center, slide presentation.
2001 Jersey City Museum - Artist Lecture Series, slide presentation.
2001 Newark Museum - Artist in Residence, slide presentation - January 2001.
2000 William Paterson University- Artists Studios series.
2000 St Peters Prep, Jersey City. Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

CAA session Co-Chair; Funding Strategies for Feminist Artist and Scholars. 1.5 hour session.
2012 Appointed to the Committee for Woman in the Arts2012-2015, CAA
100th Annual Caa Conference Mentor; Portfolio Review.
99th Annual CAA Conference, New York. Professional Development Mentor, Portfolio Review.

97th Annual CAA Conference, Los Angeles. Professional Development Mentor, Portfolio Review.
JUROR: New Jersey Arts Annual, 2008. (state wide exhibition in a NJ Museum)
2007 Brodsky Center Gala Honorary Committee.
Steering Committee, Jersey City Museum, OFF THE WALL benefit art auction.
Lecture Organizer, Jersey City Museum “Getting the Word Out”  by Judith Page, 2002 
Juror - Somerset County Teen Arts Program 2001 – 2002, 2007.
Mold Maker – New Arts Foundry, Baltimore, Md. 1984-1986.

CAA , Feminist Art Project.

Carnegie Council