Elizabeth Murray

Nationality: American

Birth Year: 1940

Death Year: 2007

Place of Birth: Chicago, IL


Elizabeth Murray (b. 1940, Chicago) received a B.F.A. from the Art Institute ofChicago (1962) and an M.F.A. from MillsCollege in Oakland, CA(1964). In addition to her current teaching position at BardCollege (Annandale-on-Hudson,NY), Murray hasheld visiting faculty appointments at a number of American colleges anduniversities including The Art Institute of Chicago, CaliforniaInstitute of the Arts, Princeton University, YaleUniversity, the Schoolof Visual Arts, NewYork, and the NewYork Studio School. She has been awarded degreesfrom her alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (HonoraryDoctorate, 1992), Rhode Island School of Design (Honorary Degree, 1993) and theNew School University(Honorary Doctorate, 2001). Murray has also received the Walter M. CampanaAward from the Art Institute of Chicago (1982), the American Academy andInstitute of Arts and Letters Award (1984), the Skowhegan Medal for Painting(1986), the Larry Aldrich Prize in Contemporary Art (1993), the John D. andCatherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (1999), and has been honored by ArtistsSpace, New York (2001). In 1992 Murray became amember of the American Institute of Arts and Letters, New York. Murray and her husband, poet BobHolman, were honored in June 2002 by the AndersonRanch ArtCenter in Snowmass Village, Coloradowith its National Artist Award.

Murray's work has been thesubject of nearly sixty solo exhibitions in galleries around the world sinceher New York City debut in the 1972 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary AmericanPainting at the Whitney Museum of American Art and has participated in sixWhitney Biennial exhibitions since 1973. Murrayfirst exhibited at the PaulaCooper Galleryin 1974 and joined PaceWildenstein in 1995. In 1987-88 the Dallas Museum ofArt, the Albert and Vera List Visual Arts Center at MIT, Cambridge, MA and theMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston jointly organized a major retrospective exhibitionof Murray's paintings and drawings that later traveled to The Museum ofContemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Des Moines Art Center, the Walker ArtCenter in Minneapolis, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. In1988 the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibited Elizabeth Murray: NewWork, and in 1991-92 the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH exhibitedRecent Work by Elizabeth Murray. Last summer the Jaffe-Friede & StraussGalleries at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover,NH exhibited Elizabeth Murray Paintings and Works on Paper. The Museum ofModern Art in New York invited Murray to curate Artist's Choice-- ElizabethMurray: Modern Women in 1995 following her inclusion a few years prior inMoMA's 1990-91 High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture.

Elizabeth Murray's work canbe found in over forty public collections in the United States, including: theAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Allen Memorial Art Museum, OberlinCollege, Oberlin, OH; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Baltimore Museum ofArt; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; The Cleveland Museum of Art;the Dallas Museum of Art; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the HirshhornMuseum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of FineArts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the National Gallery ofArt, Washington, DC; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; thePhiladelphia Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; TheSaint Louis Art Museum; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Walker ArtCenter, Minneapolis, MN; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; andthe Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

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 The Clock by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

The Clock

Auctionata, New York

September 24, 2015


 Untitled from Doctor's of the World by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Untitled from Doctor's of the World

RoGallery.com, New York

July 21, 2015


 Flying off by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Flying off

Clars Auction Gallery, Oakland

June 27, 2015

$375  USD

 Untitled twist drawing #1 by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Untitled twist drawing #1

Sotheby's, New York

June 10, 2015

$11,250  USD

 We meet again, for Lincoln Center out-of-doors by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

We meet again, for Lincoln Center out-of-doors

Stair Auctioneers & Appraisers, Hudson

June 6, 2015

$325  USD

 Tybid by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray


Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Van Nuys

May 17, 2015

$213  USD

 Untitled by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray


Doyle New York, New York

May 12, 2015

$6,250  USD

 America coming Together (ACT) by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

America coming Together (ACT)

Swann Galleries, New York

May 12, 2015


 Flying Bye by Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray

Flying Bye

Christie's, New York

March 6, 2015

$68,750  USD

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