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Elizabeth Murray

(b. 1940)


Elizabeth Murray, born in Chicago in 1940, completed her Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1962 and received her Master’s from Mills College in Oakland, California in the year 1964.  She has earned numerous prizes, awards and honorary degrees, and has served as visiting faculty at several prestigious institutions, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Princeton University and Yale University. Since her inclusion in the 1972 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting at the Whitney Museum of American Art, she has exhibited her work in more than sixty solo exhibitions around the world. Murray was given a major retrospective in 1987-88 by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Albert and Vera List Visual Arts Center at MIT and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Her work belongs to over forty public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  


1975    Jared Sable Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1976    Elizabeth Murray: Recent Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

1998    Elizabeth Murray: Works on Paper, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

1998    Elizabeth Murray: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999    Elizabeth Murray: New Paintings, PaceWildenstein, New York

1999    Elizabeth Murray: Works on Paper, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City

2000    Elizabeth Murray: Paintings, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

2001    Elizabeth Murray, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas

2002    Elizabeth Murray: Watercolors, PaceWildenstein, New York

2002    Elizabeth Murray: Paintings and Works on Pape, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

2002    Elizabeth Murray: Paintings and Works on Paper, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Darmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

2003    Elizabeth Murray: Paintings 1999-2003, PaceWildenstein, New York

2004    Elizabeth Murray, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan