Catherine McCarthy was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1955.

Education

1976-7
The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
1978
BA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

 

Selected Bibliography

2011
“Catherine McCarthy’s Fearless Florals,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Nov. 30
“Editor’s Pick,” Boston Globe, Nov. 3
“Blossoming of Abstract Artist Blanche Lazzell,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Aug. 16

2004
“Best of Boston 2004,” Alexandra Hall, Boston Magazine, August, p. 272

2003
“A Hot Scene’s Coolest Exhibits,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Dec. 28
“Geishas Populate a Painted World of Wonder,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Oct. 24
“Fusing Fun and Tension,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Aug. 1

2001
“Keys to Two Personal Kingdoms,” Heather Joyner, Metro Pulse (Knoxville, TN), Jan. 4, p. 20

1999
“Huge Canvases Reflect a Painter’s Interior World,” Jack Fischer, San Jose Mercury News, Oct. 3, pp.1G, 12G
“Appropriations and Negotiations,” Alice Thorston, Kansas City Star, Jan. 22, pp. 28-9
“Kemper Opens Painting Show,” Alice Thorston, Kansas City Star, Jan. 10, p. 21

1998
Artforum, Maria Porges, September, p. 160
“Gallery Watch,” David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, April 17
“Catherine McCarthy: Gathering Nectar,” Marcy Freedman, SF Weekly, Apr. 1–7, p. 20

1997
“Lowell-Born Artist Captures Inner Life,” Otto Peter Erbar, Lowell Sun, Aug. 10
“The DeCordova Presents a Vital Look at Local Artists,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, June 29
Art & Antiques, George Melrod, April, p. 27

1996
“Artists in Isolation,” Alan Katz, The Denver Post, April 28
“Changing Horizons: Landscapes on the Eve of the Millenium,” George King, catalogue essay
“New Traditionalists,” Maria Porges, catalogue essay
“Landscape That Calls for Saving Nature,” Vivien Raynor, New York Times, Aug. 25

1995
“A Conversation,” Monique Johannet, Commonwealth Art Press
“A Matter of Body and Soul: Catherine McCarthy,” Susan Stoops, Commonwealth Art Press, exhibition catalogue, May
“Catherine McCarthy,” Linda Yablonsky, Artforum, Jan.

1994
Exhibition Catalog Essay, Lelia Amalfitano, Oct.
“Staking Out Claims,” Eric Gibson, Art & Antiques, September
“Bodies of Work,” Beth Wolfensberger, Boston Phoenix, April 22
“Power, Pleasure, Pain,” Cate McQuaid, Boston Phoenix, April 8

1993
“Elusive Moments Captured in Paint,” Boston Globe, April 22
“Between Figurative and Abstract,” Nancy Stapen, Boston Globe, Aug. 5

1992
“Gallery Watch,” David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, July 17
“Perspectives,” Christine Temin, Boston Globe, Sept. 23
“Catherine McCarthy,” Miles Unger, Art New England, June/July

1991
“Boston Now 10 Unites Potent Works,” Boston Globe, May 31
“Contemporary Contradictions in Boston Now 10,” Mary Sherman, Boston Herald, May 31
“Spotlight: Institute of Contemporary Art; Boston Now 10,” Art New England, August/September

1990
“Catherine McCarthy at the Nielsen,” Carl Little, Art in America, March

 

Selected Awards

2017
Ucross Foundation

2012
Gottlieb Foundation Grant

2005
A.R.T. Award Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

2004
Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant

1999
Maud Morgan Award, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1998
New England Foundation for the Arts Grant

1997
Ucross Foundation Award

1976
Annual Drawing Prize Ruskin School

 

Selected Public Collections

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Museum of FIne Arts, Boston, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ

 

Teaching Experience

2006-2007
Nantucket Summer Program: Plein Air Painting, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA
Contemporary Art Practices, Visiting Artist, Simmons College, Boston, MA

2004-2006
Advanced Painting Studio, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Art Practices, Visiting Artist, Simmons College,
New Techniques in Studio Practice, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2001
Painting Intensive, Ox Bow School, Napa, CA

2000
Visiting Artist, MFA Program, Boston University, Boston, MA

1999
Painting Workshops, Visiting Artist, MFA Program, University of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
Drawing Lectures, Visiting Artist, MFA Program, University of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

1998
Narrative Painting Workshop, Art New England, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1994-1996
Drawing 1, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Advanced Painting, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

1987-1989
Drawing 1, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Boston, MA