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Solo Exhibitions

2016
  • It's Come Down To This, Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, Texas
  • Steve Murphy | Sculpture Month Houston, Houston City Hall, Houston, Texas
  • All The Words Have Been Spoken, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Forth Worth, Texas
  • It's A Conversation, Arts Brookfield, Heritage Plaza, Houston, Texas
2015
  • A Walk On Gilded Splinters, Houston Baptist Contemporary Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Steve Murphy, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2014
  • Awakened in Mid-Air, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas
2013
  • Steve Murphy, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2012
  • Steve Murphy, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth , Texas
2011
  • Steve Murphy, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2008
  • Steve Murphy, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas
  • Gensler Exhibition Series, Gensler Architects, Houston, Texas
2005
  • Steve Murphy, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth , Texas
2004
  • Steve Murphy, Dallas Visual Arts Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Steve Murphy, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
2003
  • Steve Murphy, Travis Tower, Houston, Texas
  • Reference, American Institute Of Architects, Dallas, Texas
2002
  • Steve Murphy, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, Texas
2000
  • In The World, One City Center, Houston, Texas
1998
  • Steve Murphy, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997
  • Steve Murphy, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas
  • Sculpture Installation, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
1995
  • Steve Murphy, Rachael Harris Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1994
  • Steve Murphy, The Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas


 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
  • Dallas Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Live Anew, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Above and Below, Decorative Center of Houston, Houston, Texas
2015
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Dallas Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Texas Abstract Exhibition, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
  • Rudolph Blume Fine Art Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • WET, Fresh Fiction, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
  • TSG Pop Up Exhibition, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
  • Small Works Show Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
2014
  • Celebrating 40 Years, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Dallas Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Another Layover, Alliance Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas
  • Mingle, Art 7 Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • A Panoramic View, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
  • Islander Gallery, A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair - Houston, Texas, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery & Anya Tish Gallery
2013
  • Fresh Dozen, Red Arrow Gallery, Dallas Texas
  • In - Depth, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas
  • Under The Rotunda, Texas Capitol Building, Austin Texas
  • Dimensions Variable, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Dallas Art Fair – Dallas, Texas, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
  • 15 Artists, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
  • Hot Mix, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair – Houston, Texas, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
2012
  • Miami Project Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, Miami, Florida
  • Dallas Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • God, Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas
  • 20th Small Things Considered, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • Selections, Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Texas Contemporary Art Fair, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery
2011
  • Texas Chair Project by Damian Prior, The Ohio Crafts Museum – Columbus, Ohio
  • Impulse, Travis Tower, Houston, Texas
  • Spectrum, Avis Frank Gallery, Galveston, Texas
  • Itchy Acres +1, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas
  • Small Things Considered, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • Gallery Preview, Avis Frank Gallery, Galveston, Texas
2010
  • Earthbound, The State of Sculpture, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
2009
  • Beneath the Seen, Wade Wilson Art, Houston Texas
  • The Great Texas Sculpture Roundup, The Beeville Art Museum Beeville, Texas & Art Car Museum, Houston, Texas
2008
  • Texas Chair Project, Austin Museum of Art, Austin Texas
2007
  • Art on the Green, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas
2006
  • Close Proximity, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas
  • Sculpture Now, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
2005
  • Gallery Artists, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas
2004
  • Abstract Concepts, Nacogdoches State University, Nacogdoches Texas
  • 38 for XXXVIII, Reliant Energy Plaza, Houston, Texas
2003
  • Advisory Panel Selects, Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2002
  • Accrochage, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, Texas
2001
  • Gallery Artists, William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
2000
  • Sculpture 2000 Exhibition, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • The Houston Area Show, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Grand Opening Celebration, Able Gallery, Santa Fe Gallery
1998
  • Steve Murphy & Joe Mancuso, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Recipients, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
  • The Last Picture Show, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
1997
  • Texas Wabi-Sabi, Yukiko Lundy Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Sculpture Installation, Shidoni Sculpture Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1996
  • New Small Works, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Intimate, Barbara Davis Gallery / Pennzoil Place, Houston, Texas
  • Sara Canright, Neil Maurer and Steve Murphy, Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Sculpture Houston ‘96, Tranquillity Park, Houston, Texas
  • Sculpture Vision, North Harris College, Houston, Texas
  • Texas Art ‘96, Assistance League, Houston, Texas
1995
  • Vision Through Materials, Transco Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Wood Works, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
  • Simple Things, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
1994
  • Small Works, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • The Big Show, Lawndale Art & Performance Center, Houston, Texas
  • Sculpture Visions, North Harris College , Houston, Texas
1993
  • Introducing Steve Murphy, Scott Carothers & Fannie Tapper, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • Real Space, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
1992
  • The Dishman Competition, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • The Big Show, Lawndale Arts & Performance Center, Houston, Texas
  • Politics As Usual, Lawndale & Performance Center, Houston, Texas
1990
  • Third Annual Sculpture in the Garden, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Tri-State Sculpture Conference Exhibition, Radford University, Radford, Virginia
1989
  • Second Annual Sculpture in the Garden, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
  • New Sculpture, Durham Art Center, Durham, North Carolina
1983
  • Alumni Show, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • The Seen & Unseen, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
1982
  • The 37 Hour Show, Glassell School Of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
1979
  • The Miniature Show, Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, Texas
 

Public Art

2014
  • True North, Heights Boulevard Sculpture Installation, Houston, Texas
  • Intercontinental Airport - Portable Works Collection City of Houston, Houston, Texas
2000
  • Cotswold 2000 Project, Downtown Urban Revitalization Project, Houston, Texas
  • Buffalo Bayou Art Park Installation, Buffalo Bayou Art Park, Houston, Texas
1996
  • Imprint (Artists ideas for Public Art) , Barbara Davis / Pennzoil Place Gallery & The Cultural Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, Texas
  • New Airport Art, (Finalist Exhibition) Dougherty Arts Center Gallery, Austin, Texas
 

Institutions and Corporations

  • University of Houston, Houston , Texas
  • Johnson Supply, Houston, Texas
  • State National Company Incorporated, Arlington, Texas
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Sysco Corporation, Houston, Texas
  • Encana Corporation, Plano Texas
  • City of Houston Portable Works Collection – Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston Texas
  • Noble Energy, Houston Texas
 

Awards

  • 1999 PASTA Grant (Temporary Public Art), Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, Texas
  • 1997 Creative Artist Grants Award, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, Houston, Texas
  • 1975 Flaxman Scholarship Recipient, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
 

Education

  • 1973 Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
  • 1975 B.F.A. University of Houston, Houston, Texas
 

Bibliography

  • Collins, Tim, Steve Murphy Creates Kinetic Tensions With Sculpture, Beaumont Enterprise-CAT5 ,December 12, 2016

  • DeMeyer, Stephanie, Steve Murphy’s Sculptures on Exhibit At AMSET, University Press - The News Paper of Lamar University, January 26, 2017

  • Koerble, Barbara, Steve Murphy At William Campbell Contemporary Art, GlassTire – blog, October 18, 2016

  • Paglia, Michael & Edwards, Jim, Texas Abstract, Fresco Fine Art Publications, 2014 p.149–153

  • Tommaney, Jim J., True North: Take a Stroll Down Heights Boulevard for This Outdoor Exhibition, Houston Press. April 30, 2014

  • Rooney, Ashley, Contemporary Art of The Southwest, Schiffer Publications, 2014, p.212 & 213

  • Huete, Batsy, Awakened in Mid Air, The Great God Pan is Dead – blog, Feb 22, 2014

  • Anspon, Catherine, Steve Murphy @ Gallery Sonja Roesch, Art Lies, Summer 2002, p. 89

  • Bortosky, Nancy, Handly-Hicks Gallery: Karen Simpson, Steve Murphy, Ft Worth Star-Telegram, Sept. 17, 2000, p. 8d

  • Johnson, Patricia, Texas Wabi-Sabi Reveals Beauty of Humble Things, Houston Chronicle, March 20,1997, p. 1D

  • Anspon, Catherine, From Feathered Friends To Eastern Block Finds-Group Shows Shine, Public News, November 27,1996, Issue #755, p. 12

  • Durrenburger, Roy, Gallery Upholds Quirky Reputation, The Houston Chronicle, February 10, 1996

  • Fahl, David, Pam Johnson / Steve Murphy, Artlies, June-September 1996, p. 39

  • Goddard, Dan, Martin/Rathburn’s Study in Restraint, San Antonio Express, February 8, 1996, p.4G

  • Knaak, James, Canright, Murphy, & Maurer at Martin/Rathburn Gallery, Voices of Art, March-April 1996, p. 4-6

   
 
 
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