About Agnes Murray
Agnes Murray’s work includes original lithographic and intaglio prints, monotypes, artist's books, drawings, photographs, watercolors, oil paintings, and ceramic work, which have been exhibited nationally and internationally in curated and juried exhibitions. Her first solo exhibit in New York City was presented by the Tabla Rasa Gallery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in the spring of 2015. She has had prior solo exhibits at the Southampton Civic Centre Art Gallery, Southampton, England, the Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY, and the Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam State College (SUNY). She is a recipient of the 2022, 2019, 2014 and 2005 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) artist fellowship awarded by Bronx Council on the Arts. She completed a major project, Approaching Slains Castle, with funding through a grant from the USA Projects (now Hatchfund).
Painting at Wave Hill. Photo: John Walker
She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a B.A. in Studio Art (High Honors), with a minor in Art History, and received her M.F.A. in printmaking from the California College of the Arts, Oakland (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts). In addition to a lifelong visual art studio practice, the artist is an experienced master printer in lithography, editioning her own prints and working collaboratively with a number of artists at the Robert Blackburn Printmakers Workshop, John Nichols Printmakers, the Brooklyn College Art Department Press, and with fine art book publisher, Vincent FitzGerald and Co. Her first experience in arts and humanities administration was as an intern at the National Endowment for the Humanities, leading to the position of grants specialist, which contributed to her later position in arts administration as Art Services Director at the Brooklyn Arts Council over an eleven-year period. Throughout her working life she has also been an arts educator, conducting workshops for artists with a wide range of experience, from school children to established artists. She was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Art and Music Department at Bronx Community College from 2003 to 2023, and taught courses at Mater Dei College, Brooklyn College, and Long Island University, Brooklyn.
Her work is included in the collections of Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Brooklyn Museum; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton, England; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY; Columbia University; Harvard University; Rochester Institute of Technology; The University, Southampton, England; Trenton State College; University of Iowa; the Library of Congress; the New York City Public Library; and other public and private collections.