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Education:

MFA Sculpture, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma. , May, 1990.

BA, Fine Arts, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fl., May 1986.

 

Exhibits:

“Steampunk Providence,” University of Rhode Island, October, 2016

“Fantasy Footwork,” Two-person Exhibit, Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet Mass, August, 2016

“Exquisite Corpse, Surrealist Fun”  Gallery Seven, Maynard, ma. May 2015

“If the Shoe Fits,” Strathmore Fine Arts Center, Bethesda, MD., Spring 2015

"Stepping into the Limelight," Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig, Germany, Mar - Sept, 2013

"Black Forest," Solo Exhibit, Grand Century Place, Hong Kong, Fall 2012 "Sneaker Pimp," Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Wash DC, NY, NY, Fall 2012

“Humor in Craft,” Society of Contemporary Craft, Philadelphia, July – October,            2012, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Mi., March - April     2014

“Flora and Fauna, MAD About Nature,” Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, May –     Nov., 2011

“The Perfect Fit, Shoes Tell Stories,” Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho, Spring, 2011,     Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, Winter/Spring 2011, Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York, Fall, 2010, Nicolaysen Museum in Capser, Wyoming, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Ma., June 2009       

Annual Women’s Benefit Show, Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, Vt., March, 2011

Affordable Art Fair, NYC, represented by Will’s Art Warehouse, London, Sept – Oct 2010

“Fresh,” Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., Fall, 2009

“The Politics of Shoes,” Mobius, Boston, Ma., May, 2009.

Kane Gallery, Fenn School, Concord, Ma., Two-person Show, May – June, 2009

Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Ma., May 2009

“Edge,” Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., Spring, 2009

“Surreal Style,” Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, Vt., March & April, 2009

 “Blue,” Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Ma, Dec., ’08 – Jan ‘09

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October 2008.

“Foot Fetishes,” (One-person exhibit), Dunia, Maynard Ma., Summer 2008

“Cheers, A MAD Collection of Goblets,” Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, ’07 – ‘08

“Meet the Family,” Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., Dec., ’07 – Feb., ’08.

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Faculty Show, Concord, Ma., Jan., 2008.

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October, 2007

SOFA New York, 2007, represented by Mobilia Gallery.

Danforth Museum Members’ Juried Show (third prize), Framingham, Ma., 2007

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 2006, (represented by Mobilia Gallery).

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October, 2006.

“Unmentionables,” Dunia, Maynard, Ma., February, 2006.

Faculty Show, DeCordova Museum School Gallery, January, 2004.

Shirley Town Hall, Shirley, Ma., October, 2002.

Gilson’s Herb Lyceum, Groton, Ma., September 2001.

Kathleen Dolan Fine Art, Boston, Ma., 1995.

Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, Ma. 1992.

Gallery on the Green, Lexington, Ma., 1992.

Orleans Town Hall Gallery, Orleans, Ma., 1991.

Cavalier Galleries, Stamford, Ct., 1991.

Starr Gallery, Newton Centre, Ma., 1990.

Manchester Community Center, Manchester, Ma., 1990.

Boston University Gallery, Boston, Ma., 1990.

Chesterwood Sculpture Museum, Stockbridge, Ma., 1989.

 

Press:

http://www.virtualshoemuseum.com/gwen-murphy

http://libertin.gr/η-foot-fetish-σειρά-της-gwen-murphy/

http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/05/21/gwen-murphy-creates-fantastical-creatures-shoes/

Image Journal Magazine, Russia, March, 2013

http://www.cuded.com, Dec 22, 2012

http://fashionfetishism.com, Nov. 6, 2012

http://www.stylebistro.com, May 2012

http://trouvaillesdujour.blogspot.com, May 2012

www.waitmag.com. April 3, 2012

http://www.waitmag.com/art-graphic/art-shoe-sculptures-bt-gwen-murphy.html

Huffington Post; Huff Post Arts – Jan 24, 2012

Buzzfeed.com, Jan 22, 2012

http://dingdang.chaoren.com/article_view_6154.html

Burlington Free Press.com, Aug 14, 2011

Nisha Design Magazine, Israel, June Issue, 2011

Beacon Villager, April 2011

OddityCentral.com, December, 2010

Vermont Art Zine – 11/19/2010, http://vermontartzine.blogspot.com

World Wonderland.com

1800recycling.com/2010/11/shoes-reborn-recycling-living-faces/

Boston Globe West, September, 2010

Education:

MFA Sculpture, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma. , May, 1990.

BA, Fine Arts, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fl., May 1986.

 

Exhibits:

“Steampunk Providence,” University of Rhode Island, October, 2016

“Fantasy Footwork,” Two-person Exhibit, Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet Mass, August, 2016

“Exquisite Corpse, Surrealist Fun”  Gallery Seven, Maynard, ma. May 2015

“If the Shoe Fits,” Strathmore Fine Arts Center, Bethesda, MD., Spring 2015

"Stepping into the Limelight," Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig, Germany, Mar - Sept, 2013

"Black Forest," Solo Exhibit, Grand Century Place, Hong Kong, Fall 2012 "Sneaker Pimp," Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Wash DC, NY, NY, Fall 2012

“Humor in Craft,” Society of Contemporary Craft, Philadelphia, July – October,            2012, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Mi., March - April     2014

“Flora and Fauna, MAD About Nature,” Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, May –     Nov., 2011

“The Perfect Fit, Shoes Tell Stories,” Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho, Spring, 2011,     Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, Winter/Spring 2011, Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York, Fall, 2010, Nicolaysen Museum in Capser, Wyoming, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Ma., June 2009       

Annual Women’s Benefit Show, Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, Vt., March, 2011

Affordable Art Fair, NYC, represented by Will’s Art Warehouse, London, Sept – Oct 2010

“Fresh,” Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., Fall, 2009

“The Politics of Shoes,” Mobius, Boston, Ma., May, 2009.

Kane Gallery, Fenn School, Concord, Ma., Two-person Show, May – June, 2009

Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Ma., May 2009

“Edge,” Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., Spring, 2009

“Surreal Style,” Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, Vt., March & April, 2009

 “Blue,” Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Ma, Dec., ’08 – Jan ‘09

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October 2008.

“Foot Fetishes,” (One-person exhibit), Dunia, Maynard Ma., Summer 2008

“Cheers, A MAD Collection of Goblets,” Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, ’07 – ‘08

“Meet the Family,” Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., Dec., ’07 – Feb., ’08.

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Faculty Show, Concord, Ma., Jan., 2008.

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October, 2007

SOFA New York, 2007, represented by Mobilia Gallery.

Danforth Museum Members’ Juried Show (third prize), Framingham, Ma., 2007

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 2006, (represented by Mobilia Gallery).

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October, 2006.

“Unmentionables,” Dunia, Maynard, Ma., February, 2006.

Faculty Show, DeCordova Museum School Gallery, January, 2004.

Shirley Town Hall, Shirley, Ma., October, 2002.

Gilson’s Herb Lyceum, Groton, Ma., September 2001.

Kathleen Dolan Fine Art, Boston, Ma., 1995.

Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, Ma. 1992.

Gallery on the Green, Lexington, Ma., 1992.

Orleans Town Hall Gallery, Orleans, Ma., 1991.

Cavalier Galleries, Stamford, Ct., 1991.

Starr Gallery, Newton Centre, Ma., 1990.

Manchester Community Center, Manchester, Ma., 1990.

Boston University Gallery, Boston, Ma., 1990.

Chesterwood Sculpture Museum, Stockbridge, Ma., 1989.

 

Press:

http://www.virtualshoemuseum.com/gwen-murphy

http://libertin.gr/η-foot-fetish-σειρά-της-gwen-murphy/

http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/05/21/gwen-murphy-creates-fantastical-creatures-shoes/

Image Journal Magazine, Russia, March, 2013

http://www.cuded.com, Dec 22, 2012

http://fashionfetishism.com, Nov. 6, 2012

http://www.stylebistro.com, May 2012

http://trouvaillesdujour.blogspot.com, May 2012

www.waitmag.com. April 3, 2012

http://www.waitmag.com/art-graphic/art-shoe-sculptures-bt-gwen-murphy.html

Huffington Post; Huff Post Arts – Jan 24, 2012

Buzzfeed.com, Jan 22, 2012

http://dingdang.chaoren.com/article_view_6154.html

Burlington Free Press.com, Aug 14, 2011

Nisha Design Magazine, Israel, June Issue, 2011

Beacon Villager, April 2011

OddityCentral.com, December, 2010

Vermont Art Zine – 11/19/2010, http://vermontartzine.blogspot.com

World Wonderland.com

1800recycling.com/2010/11/shoes-reborn-recycling-living-faces/

Boston Globe West, September, 2010

Beacon-Villager, August 2010

Boston Globe Side Kick, July 1, 2008

MetroWest Daily News, February, 2006

 

Collections:

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.

Sparta Teapot Museum, Sparta, NC.

St. Marie’s Church, Manchester, NH.

Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Manchester, NH.

Various Private Collections

Beacon-Villager, August 2010

Boston Globe Side Kick, July 1, 2008

MetroWest Daily News, February, 2006

 

Collections:

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.

Sparta Teapot Museum, Sparta, NC.

St. Marie’s Church, Manchester, NH.

Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Manchester, NH.

Various Private Collections

Education:

MFA Sculpture, Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma. , May, 1990.

BA, Fine Arts, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fl., May 1986.

 

Exhibits:

“Steampunk Providence,” University of Rhode Island, October, 2016

“Fantasy Footwork,” Two-person Exhibit, Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet Mass, August, 2016

“Exquisite Corpse, Surrealist Fun”  Gallery Seven, Maynard, ma. May 2015

“If the Shoe Fits,” Strathmore Fine Arts Center, Bethesda, MD., Spring 2015

"Stepping into the Limelight," Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig, Germany, Mar - Sept, 2013

"Black Forest," Solo Exhibit, Grand Century Place, Hong Kong, Fall 2012

"Sneaker Pimp," Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Wash DC, NY, NY, Fall 2012

“Humor in Craft,” Society of Contemporary Craft, Philadelphia, July – October, 2012, Kendall College of Art &              Design, Grand Rapids, Mi., March - April , 2014

“Flora and Fauna, MAD About Nature,” Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, May – Nov., 2011

“The Perfect Fit, Shoes Tell Stories,” Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho, Spring, 2011, Kimball Art Center in Park          City, Utah, Winter/Spring 2011, Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, New York, Fall, 2010,                        Nicolaysen Museum in Capser, Wyoming, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Ma., June 2009       

Annual Women’s Benefit Show, Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, Vt., March, 2011

Affordable Art Fair, NYC, represented by Will’s Art Warehouse, London, Sept – Oct 2010

“Fresh,” Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., Fall, 2009

“The Politics of Shoes,” Mobius, Boston, Ma., May, 2009.

Kane Gallery, Fenn School, Concord, Ma., Two-person Show, May – June, 2009

Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Ma., May 2009

“Edge,” Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., Spring, 2009

“Surreal Style,” Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, Vt., March & April, 2009

 “Blue,” Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Ma, Dec., ’08 – Jan ‘09

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October 2008.

“Foot Fetishes,” (One-person exhibit), Dunia, Maynard Ma., Summer 2008

“Cheers, A MAD Collection of Goblets,” Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, ’07 – ‘08

“Meet the Family,” Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., Dec., ’07 – Feb., ’08.

Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Faculty Show, Concord, Ma., Jan., 2008.

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October, 2007

SOFA New York, 2007, represented by Mobilia Gallery.

Danforth Museum Members’ Juried Show (third prize), Framingham, Ma., 2007

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 2006, (represented by Mobilia Gallery).

Group Show, Art Space Gallery, Maynard, Ma., October, 2006.

“Unmentionables,” Dunia, Maynard, Ma., February, 2006.

Faculty Show, DeCordova Museum School Gallery, January, 2004.

Shirley Town Hall, Shirley, Ma., October, 2002.

Gilson’s Herb Lyceum, Groton, Ma., September 2001.

Kathleen Dolan Fine Art, Boston, Ma., 1995.

Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet, Ma. 1992.

Gallery on the Green, Lexington, Ma., 1992.

Orleans Town Hall Gallery, Orleans, Ma., 1991.

Cavalier Galleries, Stamford, Ct., 1991.

Starr Gallery, Newton Centre, Ma., 1990.

Manchester Community Center, Manchester, Ma., 1990.

Boston University Gallery, Boston, Ma., 1990.

Chesterwood Sculpture Museum, Stockbridge, Ma., 1989.

 

Press:

http://www.virtualshoemuseum.com/gwen-murphy

http://libertin.gr/η-foot-fetish-σειρά-της-gwen-murphy/

http://beautifuldecay.com/2014/05/21/gwen-murphy-creates-fantastical-creatures-shoes/

Image Journal Magazine, Russia, March, 2013

http://www.cuded.com, Dec 22, 2012

http://fashionfetishism.com, Nov. 6, 2012

http://www.stylebistro.com, May 2012

http://trouvaillesdujour.blogspot.com, May 2012

www.waitmag.com. April 3, 2012

http://www.waitmag.com/art-graphic/art-shoe-sculptures-bt-gwen-murphy.html

Huffington Post; Huff Post Arts – Jan 24, 2012

Buzzfeed.com, Jan 22, 2012

http://dingdang.chaoren.com/article_view_6154.html

Burlington Free Press.com, Aug 14, 2011

Nisha Design Magazine, Israel, June Issue, 2011

Beacon Villager, April 2011

OddityCentral.com, December, 2010

Vermont Art Zine – 11/19/2010, http://vermontartzine.blogspot.com

World Wonderland.com

1800recycling.com/2010/11/shoes-reborn-recycling-living-faces/

Boston Globe West, September, 2010

Beacon-Villager, August 2010

Boston Globe Side Kick, July 1, 2008

MetroWest Daily News, February, 2006

 

Collections:

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.

Sparta Teapot Museum, Sparta, NC.

St. Marie’s Church, Manchester, NH.

Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Manchester, NH.

Various Private Collections