RESUME

Molly Murphy Adams

mollmurphy@msn.commollymurphybeads.com

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Dean’s List and Honors, Emphasis on Professional Gallery and Museum Practices, Art History, Art of Mesoamerica, and Art Criticism

Exhibitions and Commissions

2017

  • MATRIX Press, Artist in Residency, March 2017, with Missoula Art Museum
  • State of Craft: Oklahoma Members, 108 Contemporary Gallery, Tulsa OK
  • Hear My Voice, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.  Commission for permanent collection.
  • Evolution of Color, Curator Tony Tiger, Zarrow Gallery, Tulsa, OK
  • FiberWorks 2017, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa OK, Best of Show
  • ART NOW 2017, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK

2016

  • Survey/Concept, Juried Exhibition, Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa OK
  • Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual Borderlands, Museum of the Great Plains, Lincoln NE
  • Visionmakers, Juried Exhibit, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK, September 2016
  • From the Belly of Our Being, Group Exhibit, curator Heather Ahtone, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK, September through December 2016.
  • 24 Works on Paper, two year traveling exhibit sponsored by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, juried by Jackson Rushing, Phd, University of Oklahoma.

2015

  • Cultivating Craft, Juried Show, 108 Contemporary Gallery, Tulsa, OK
  • Collision and Creation, Indigenous Art of the Americas, 1890-2015, Commission for Permanent Collection, Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK
  • Ink and Thread, Murphy-Adams and Yazzie, University Center Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Ancient Ways, Modern Forms, Group Exhibition, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, OK, Sam Noble Museum, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK, August 2015
  • Making Beauty: Native Beadwork of North America”, Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver, WA, 2015-2017

2014

  • Here and Now, Contemporary Native American Art of Oklahoma, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK, Juried Group Exhibition
  • Spirit of Gilcrease, Juried Exhibition, Henry Zarrow Gallery, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK, purchase for permanent collection
  • Solo Show, Bacone College Library, Muskogee, OK
  • Concept Me- Self Portraits, MainSite Gallery, Norman, OK
  • Contemporary Indigeneity II: The New Art of the Great Plains, Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Juror Juane Quick To See Smith

2013

  • Relative Position – The Sculptural Beadwork of Molly Murphy Adams.
  • Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln, NE, 2013 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-In-
  • Residence and Solo Show
  • ReRiding History – Group Exhibit Traveling the Rail Route to Ft. Marion, FL, Curated by Heather Ahtone, Marwin Begaye
  • FiberWorks 2013 – Tulsa Oklahoma, Hardesty Arts Center, Juried Show

2012

  • Indian Ink, Sequoyah National Research Institute, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
  • Contemporary Indigeneity: The New Art of the Great Plains, Great Plains Art Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. Juror Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, “Bobby Penn Award”
  • H2OK,  Native commentary on Modern Water Issues, Group Show, MainSite Gallery, Norman Oklahoma, Curated by Heather Ahtone, Tony Tiger, and America Meredith
  • FiberWorks 2012, Juried Annual Exhibit, Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2011

  • Culture of Science, Solo Show, Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2010

  • Traffic Signal Box Grant, Public Art Commission, Missoula MT
  • Many Faces of Women Gala Evening, Signature Artist, with WORD

2009

  • Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ, Best in Show, and 2nd Place Class VII, Division E

2008

  • Reservations Required, Solo Show, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
  • Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ, 1st Place, Class VII Division A

2007

  • Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ, 1st Place Class VII Division A, 2nd Place Class VII Division B, Judges Choice Award-Cirillo, Judges Choice Award-Dittemore

2006

  • Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ, 2nd Place Class VII Division B, 2nd Place Class VII Division C

2005

  • La Petite XIII, Alder Art Gallery, Coburg, OR
  • Art Without Reservations: Changing Hands 2, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • Native Juried Art Show, Stevensville Downtown Association and Sacagawea Gallery, Stevensville, MT.  Best in Printmaking and Photography, Juried by Corwin Clairmont
  • Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ, Honorable Mention.
  • Native Perspectives on the Trail: A Contemporary Indian Art Portfolio, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT. April through Sept.

Permanent Collections

Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA

Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

J. W. Wiggins Collection, Sequoyah Institute, Little Rock, AR

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK

Museum of the Great Plains, Lincoln, NE

University of Nebraska, Permanent exhibit, Chemistry Department, Lincoln, NE

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT

City of Missoula, Traffic Signal Box, Public Art, Missoula, MT

Art 4 Culture, Harborview Hospital, Seattle WA

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS

Exploration Works, Helena, MT

Professional Experience

2015

  • Bacone College, Collections Management Specialist, Contract for Inventory and Database creation, collections research, cataloging, and condition statements.

2014

  • Full Member, International Society of Appraisers.

2013

  • Guest Lecturer, National Cowboy Museum, OKC, OK, For the Oklahoma Life Long Learning Institute
  • Guest Lecturer, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK

2012

  • Demonstrator and Docent Educational Consultant, National Cowboy Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Collections Volunteer, Gilcrease Museum, Anthropology Department (since 2010)

2011

  • Member, Board of Directors, American Indian Artist’s Residency
  • Candidate Member, American Society of Appraisers

2010

  • President, Board of Directors, Zootown Arts Community Center (2nd term)

2009 

  • Member, Board of Directors for Missoula Writing Collaborative

2008

  • Archival Consultant and Appraiser, Lanham Collection, Bemidji State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Bemidji, Minnesota

2007

  • Guest Resident, Montana Artist’s Refuge, Basin MT

2006

  • Guest Lecturer, Missoula Public Library, Contemporary Native Beadwork
  • Juror for Beaded Creations Show, The Beaded Pony, Stevensville, MT

2005

  • Guest at Montana Artist Refuge Annual Native Arts Symposium
  • Exhibitor and Speaker for Art Mobile of Montana, MT Public Schools
  • Guest Artist, Stevensville Elementary School, Stevensville, MT

2001 – 2004

  • Traditional Hide Tanning, Teacher and Presenter, Ulm Pishkun State Park, Great Falls, MT