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HOLLY S. MURRAY

hollysmurray@hollysmurray.com

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts , Amherst , MA , M.F.A., Ceramics, Photography
Syracuse University School of Fine Arts , Syracuse , NY , B.F.A., Painting

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015    Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA, Bluebirds & Whales, paintings, curated

2008    Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, “Endangered Species”works on paper, curator, Julia Courtney

2006    Ferrin Gallery, Canyon Ranch, Lennox, MA. A Culture of Bees, paintings, works on      paper, curated, Clark/ Ferrin

2005 Lecei Gallery, Concord , MA ; “Examination: Imagery of a Bioengineered
World”, curated , Elenora Lecei , painting, works on paper,

2003 Station One , Peekskill , N.Y. , “More Good Breeding” , painting and works on paper, invitational
Taber Gallery, Holyoke MA,“Good Breeding” curated by Amy Johnquest, paintings and works on paper, gallery talk

1999 The Main Artery: Art in the Heart of Downtown, Springfield MA, invitational, ceramic sculpture, “ On the Home Front
Arno Maris Gallery , Westfield State College, Westfield, Ma; “The Writing's on the Wall” , curated, installation; photography,
sculpture, drawings, gallery talk Aetna Corporate Head Quarters, Hartford, CT, Middletown Ct , “On the Home Front” , invitational,
installation, gallery lectures

1998 SEE Gallery , Springfield, MA; “Death, Desire and Ecstasy: In the Margins” , curated Larry Slezak, painting.

1996 Amherst Commons, Amherst, MA; Take Back the Night , On the Home Front , Video presentation

1995 Harbor Gallery , University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA; On The Home Front : Installation, gallery talk, TV interviews
Aetna Gallery, Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford CT; “On The Home Front

Installation, gallery lecture

Springfield Technical Community College Gallery , Springfield, MA;” On The Home Front ;
installation, gallery talk , Channel 40, TV interviews Gerena Community School , Springfield, MA;
“On The Home Front”
, installation, related workshops Springfield Institute for Savings Center , Springfield, MA;
“On The Home Front”
, installation, related workshops Hodson Gallery , Hood College , Frederick, MD;
“On The Home Front”
Installation, gallery talk, TV interviews
Springfield Technical Community College Gallery , Springfield, MA;
“On The Home Front”
; installation, gallery talk , Channel 40, TV interviews 1991 University of Massachusetts , Amherst, MA; Guest Artist, Video
Herter Gallery , Amherst, MA; The Other Side of Silence , video and sculptural installation

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014    MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA, ceramics, invitational 
                                            
2013    Wm. Blizard Gallery, Springfield, MA,.Springfield College,VAPA faculty, painting
Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet Ma. Small Works, painting, invitational
President’s Show, Springfield, MA, Springfield College VAPA, painting, invitational

2012    Fowler Gallery, Post Card Project, fund raiser for Sandy, Brooklyn, NY, works on paper
The Incubator Space Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, A Novel Idea,
Artists books, curated by Anne Laprade Seuthe and Sally Curcio, catalog

2011    Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA, Intertwined, works on paper, curated, Joyce Conlon
Samson Gallery, Boston, MA, Chain Letter, invitational, painting
Store Front Project, Westfield, MA, “On the Home Front” sculpture, curated, Terry Rooney
Rand Art Museum, Westfield Athenaeum, painting, curated
Wm Blizard Galley, Springfield, MA., Spititus III, painting, VAPA Art Faculty

2010    Paper City Gallery, Holyoke, MA., Pioneer Women, works on paper curated, Terry Rooney

2009    ARC Gallery, Chicago, Ill.,Bearing Witness: Art as Social Action, painting, juried, Barbara Fish
Tabla Rasa, Brooklyn, NY. Pioneer Women, works on paper, curated, Terry Rooney

2008    YES GALLERY, Warren R.I., Nature/Nurture, painting and work on paper, curated Leigh Mederois
Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, “COVER”, painting, curated, Mo Ringey
Grubbs Gallery, Easthampton, MA, works on paper, curated by Terry Rooney, traveling to MT. Holyoke College

2008 L’ecume des Jours, Montreal, Canada, TITLES, book art, curated by Yarlow/Fiest,          
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts

2007    Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD, 18th National Drawing & Print Exhibition, work on paper, curated, Rena Hoisington, Baltimore Museum of Art 

2006     Green Trees Gallery,
Northfield, MA, works on paper, curated, Janis Starmer
Alternate Currents: Space 200Gallery, Boston, MA, The Blue Show, painting, curated,
Lynn Thompson, Decordova Museum       
     

Open Square, Arts of the Valley, Holyoke, MA, painting, curated Christopher Willingham
Gallery 137, Springfield, MA, Bunnies Bottle Caps Bees, invitational, painting, works on    paper

2005
Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA, “MassachusettsArtists2005" painting, curated, GROUP Paul Master-Karnik
Orange County Center for Contempory Art, Santa Ana, Ca, Get It Off Your Chest , painting, curated, Roche, Smith,

2004 Northhampton Center for the Arts , Northampton, MA, “ Small Works” , works on paper, curated by Terry Rooney
17th McNeese National Works on Paper , Lake Charles LA, juried, “Works on Paper ”, oil on paper
ChezTGN ”Miraculous :Contempory Exvotos Paintings” , Brooklyn, NY
curated by Throng G. Nguyen , work on paper
Lecei Gallery, Concord, MA; “Art Activism: Biogenetics/War/Human &Animal Rights, curated by Elenora Lecei, works on paper , painting

2003 Eastworks, Easthampton, MA “Small Works” , painting, curated by Fletcher Smith
Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA, “Mentors” , invitational, ceramics
New Marlborough Arts Assoc. , New Marlborough, MA, “Art as Activisism” curated, painting
Eli March Gallery , Amherst College, Amherst, MA, invitational, paintings

2002 Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery, Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT, juried, photography ,
traveling to Mariondale Retreat, Ossining, N.Y. 2001 N ewspace , Springfield Technical Community College , Spfld.. MA, painting curated by Larry Slezak
•  Studio 107 , Whiteville, North Carolina; “ Frameless Works on Paper” , juried

1997 Eli March Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Painting, Video, invitational
Phizzical Graphitti Gallery
, Martha's Vineyard, MA; Ceramic Sculpture, invitational
SEE Gallery , Springfield, MA; “New Space” , painting, curated by larry Slezak
Arno Maris Gallery
, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA; Painting, curated
March Memorial Gallery , Springfield College, Springfield, MA;Ceramic Sculpture,Painting ,
invitational Visual Arts Center Gallery , Springfield College, Springfield, MA; sculpture
Springfield Technical Community College Gallery
, Springfield, MA; Sculpture: The Drawing , curated , Larry Slezak

1994 Firehouse Gallery , Bainbridge, Georgia; Sculpture, invitational
Grand Central Station, New York City, NY; On the Home Front , Super Bowl Sunday , installation, collaboration

1993 Holyoke Community College Gallery , Holyoke, MA; Sculpture, curated, John Taylor

1992 Visual Arts Center Gallery, Springfield College, Springfield, MA; Sculpture

1991 STCC Gallery , Springfield, MA; Writing On The Wall: Two-Person Show, video, installation

Amherst Community Art Gallery , Amherst Film and Video Festival, Amherst,

MA; Caroline's Boutique: Video

GRANTS AND COMMISSIONS

2007    Professional Development Travel Grant, from VAPA, Springfield College, awarded, artist in residence, Nantucket School of Arts and Design

2006    Professional Development Travel Grant, from Springfield College, awarded, artist in residence, Red Cinder, the Big Island, Hawaii

2002 Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grant , travel and artist in residence, Sanbao, China
Professional Development Travel Grant, from Springfield College, awarded, artist in residence and travel in Jingdezhen, China

1999 Tate Estate, Amherst, Ma, mural installation

2000 Women's Center , University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA; Video exhibition on Amherst Common
Aetna Life and Casualty, Corporate Headquarters, Hartford and Middletown CT; On The Home Front, installation

1996 Tribe of Nations, Saginaw Chippewa, Soaring Eagle, Mt.Pleasant, MI; Decorative Arts Project Coordinator

1995 Women's Shelter at STCC , Springfield, MA; On The Home Front ;exhibition , lecture
Aetna Life and Casualty , Corporate Headquarters, Hartford, CT; On The Home Front; exhibition, gallery lecture
Women's Center at University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA; On The Home Front; exhibition, gallery talk, TV show “Mosaic”

 

AFFILIATIONS

2013- present Harmon Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

2008- present Artists Space, NYC

2006-7 Green Trees Gallery, Northfield, MA

2004-5 Lecei Gallery, Concord, MA  \ 1996-99SEE Gallery, Springfield, MA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1992- Springfield College , Springfield, MA; Faculty,
Present Visual and Performing Arts Department, School of Human Services

1997-98 Mt. Wachusett Community College , Gardner, MA; Division of Continuing Education

1996 Institute for Learning in Later Life ; Springfield College, Springfield, MA; faculty

1990-91 University of Massachusetts , Amherst, MA; T.A., Photography

1988-89 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; T.A. Ceramics

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2014    Art From the Heart, Springfield,MA. Workshop, ceramics, ongoing

Rays of Hope, Survivors Day, Springfield, MA, gallery coordinator

Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, South Hadley, MA, fundraiser, painting

2010 Alzheimer’s Asso. of Hampden County, Art Auction, liaison, gallery, artists and events

2009 Art Institute of Boston, Artist/Mentor MFA Program, mentor Smith College, Northampton, MA, “Artist on Art”, gallery talk

LACES, Black Men of Greater Springfield, Co-coordinator summer clay program at Springfield College

2008 Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, South Hadley, MA, fundraiser, painting

Neighbor’s In Need, Lawrence, MA, “Soup’s On”, fundraiser, ceramic bowls

Renaissance Program, Springfield Schools, Springfield, MA, liaison, ceramics

2007   Artist in Residence, Nantucket Island School of Design & Arts, Nantucket, MA, painting

2006 Artist in Residence, Red Cinder, Na’alehu, Hawaii, painting

2004 Art from the Heart, Rays of Hope, Baystate Medical Center ,Springfield, MA, exhibition coordinator

2003 The Pie Plate , The Food Bank, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA, benefit and silent auction, ceramics
Art from the Heart, Rays of Hope, Baystate Medical Center , State House,Boston, MA, exhibition coordinator

2003- Awaking Heart, Wilbraham, MA, faculty , watercolor workshops present
Amherst College , Amherst, MA, artist's panel discussion on “On the Home Front”, domestic violence
•  Artist in Residence , Jingdezhen, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute , Jingdezhen,China

2001-2 Baystate Medical Center, Comprehensive Breast Center , Rays of Hope Survivor'sDay, co-coordinator of Art Exhibition

2000- Rays of Hope, Baystate Medical Center, ceramic workshops, Springfield, MA present

2000-3 Queen Elizabeth II World Cruise , Cunard Line, Miami, FL decoratative design installation

2000 Youth Against Hunger, The Food Bank, Hatfield, MA; Ceramics liaison, Springfield College, VAPA

1998- Visual and Performing Arts Dept, Springfield College, Springfield, MA; present gallery advisor to graduating seniors and graduate Art Therapy students

1999 Furnish the Future , Boston, MA , Artists Aiding the Homeless, painted furniture 1998 - William Blizard Gallery , Springfield College, Springfield, MA; present Gallery Director

1997 Communities and Schools for Career Success , Springfield, MA; Coordinator summer program with Springfield College VAPA

Visual Arts Center Gallery , Springfield College, Springfield, MA; Guest Curator

1995 Anna Maria College , Baxton, MA; Lecture and Slide Presentation, On The Home Front: Domestic Violence

Victim Rights Conference, State House , Boston, Ma; “On The Home Front

1994 Community Workshops, New North Citizen's Council , Gerena Community School, Springfield, MA ; On The Home Front: Domestic Violence
Women's Caucus for the Arts , Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA; Lecture and slide presentation, “On The Home Front
Baystate Medical Center , Springfield, MA; Awareness Week, Domestic Commonwealth of Massachusetts , District Atty., Northwestern District,
Elizabeth D. Scheibel, Conference on Domestic Violence, Lecture and Slide presentation, On The Home Front Violence, Lecture and slide presentation, On The Home Front 1993-00 Children's Study Home , Springfield, MA; Volunteer, Ceramic liaison with Springfield College, VAPA

1992- Certified Producer , Public Access Television, Channel 46
present Producer and station volunteer

1991 Project Safe, Springfield, MA, Artist-in-Residence, video production

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

McNeese University, Lake Charles,LA, work on paper,
Sanbao Ceramic Institute , Sanbao China , ceramics
The Tate estate , Amherst, Ma, mural
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, print
Communication Department, University of Massachusetts , Amherst, MA, video
Drs. John and Margaret Connell, Brookline, MA, painting
Harley Davidson Corporation, Springfield ,MA, murals
Ceramics Festival , Mino, Japan,
Project Safe , Springfield, MA , video
Tribe of Nations, Saginaw Chippewa , Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant, MI, murals
Anne Castleman/Martin Lai, Arhus, Denmark, work on paper