The New Social Environment#440

Recent Work: Catherine Murphy

Featuring Murphy and Ksenia M. Soboleva


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Catherine Murphy joins writer and art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Lynn Crawford.

In this talk

Check out Catherine Murphy: Recent Work at Peter Freeman Inc., up until January 8

Catherine Murphy

Photo of Catherine Murphy.
Photo by Harry Roseman
Artist Catherine Murphy graduated from the Pratt Institute of New York in 1967. Her paintings are featured in a large number of public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Phillips Collection. Her complex figurative work deals mostly with simple, everyday subjects, without drawing from photographic material. She lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Ksenia M. Soboleva

Picture of Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Writer, art historian, and curator Ksenia M. Soboleva is based in New York City and specializes in queer art and culture. She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts. Soboleva has curated exhibitions at La MaMa Galleria, Assembly Room, and 80WSE. She has taught at NYU, the Cooper Union, and presented her research at various institutions in the United States and abroad. She was the 2020–2021 Marica and Jan Vilcek Curatorial Fellow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she co-organized the Gillian Wearing retrospective on view through June 2022. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow at the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Lynn Crawford reading.

Lynn Crawford

Lynn Crawford
Fiction writer and art critic Lynn Crawford’s books include Solow, Blow, Fortification Resort (a series of art-related sestinas), Simply Separate People, Simply Separate People, Two, Shankus & Kitto: A Saga and Paula Regossy (a detective novel riffing on art seen in Detroit). She is a founding member of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), a 2010 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow.