Instructor, Drawing

MFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 1992

BS, Towson University 1990

Margaret Murphy



Margaret Murphy’s mixed-media figurative work explores the construction of gender through everyday objects, artifacts and events. Murphy received her BS degree from Towson University in Maryland and her MFA in Painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Jersey. Murphy is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a Pollock Krasner Individual Artist Fellowship, a New Jersey State Arts Council Fellowship in Painting, a Puffin Foundation Grant, a MacDowell Colony Artist Residency, PS 122 Studio Residency and many others. She was inaugurated into the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base in 2011. Her paintings, collages and video works have been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally and a Ten-Year Survey Exhibition of her work traveled to venues across NJ and Baltimore.


Murphy’s work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, New American Painting #63, The Philadelphia Inquirer and State of the Art – a half hour PBS program. Her work is in the collection of Deutsche Bank, Jersey City Museum, Hudson County Community College Foundation, Central Michigan University and numerous private collections.

Contact Information

  • Old Science Hall 209
  • (570) 389-4850

    Office Hours:
    Spring 2018
  • MW: 8:30am - 9:00am
  • MW: 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • TTH: 9:00am - 9:30am
  • TU: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • or by appointment.