MFA, Columbia University School of the Arts, 1988

BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1981



2023 Curious Woods, Solo Exhibition, Red Fox Contemporary Art, Pound Ridge, NY

2022 Between the Branches: Paintings by Claire McConaughy, Solo Exhibition, Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2021 Nearby, Solo Exhibition, 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2020 Velvet Woods, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA

2019 Not So Far Away Paintings by Claire McConaughy, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2018 Woods, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Still Air, 2-person exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2016 Visual Fictions, Ciarco Learning Center, Hackensack, NJ

2016 Summer Paintings, Yashar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Claire McConaughy: Recent Paintings, The Painting Center Project Room, New York, NY

2002 Memory Floods; Curator, Robert Curcio, Find Outlet, New York, NY

1999 Carol Schlosberg Gallery at Montserrat College Art Gallery, Beverly, MA

1997 The Lobby Gallery of the Deutsche Bank; New York, NY


2023 3Walls, pop up exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

2023 Among Friends, Metaphor Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2023 The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

2023 Holiday, labspace, Hillsdale, NY

2023 In It for the Long Haul, Curator Robert Curcio, Lichtundfire Gallery, NYC

2023 Nidus: Distraught Nature Salon, IceBox4, Curator Tom Fitzgibbon, Brooklyn, NY

2023 Some Kind of Nature, ecoArtspace, Juror Dominique Mazeaud, FOMA Guadalupe Center, Santa Fe, NM

2023 333 Westchester Ave, Westchester, NY

2023 A Tree At My Window Collective, Upstate Art Weekend exhibition

2023 Esprit de L'Escalier, I Like Your Work, Summer exhibition catalog, Curator Alicia Puig

2023 A Light Exists in Spring, Birdhouse Brooklyn, NY

2022 Marking Impressions, Garvey Simon Fine Art, San Anselmo, CA

2022 Fete 2022 Saints & Sinners, Red Fox Contemporary Art, Pound Ridge, NY

2022 Viridis, Red Fox Contemporary Art, Pound Ridge, NY

2022 Break of Day, Edge of Night, Curators: Steven Cabral, Lisa Petker Mintz and Christopher

Schade, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2022 Fragile Rainbow: Traversing Habitats, Curator Sue Spaid, ecoartspace, Williamsburg Art

and Historical Center

2022 Bocage, Red Fox Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY

2022 Among Friends 3, Equity Gallery, New York, NY

2022 Volta Art Fair, collaboration with Sentient Furniture, New York, NY

2022 Like a Slight Hiccup..., La Grange Gallery, Cernay-Lès-Reims, France

2022 Acid Garden, Curators Judy Mannarino and Peter Hristoff, Charles Moffett Gallery, New York, NY

2022 Zoom Out, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2021 Select 6: Garvey/Simon NY, Curator Liz Garvey, Artsy

2021 A Daze of Roses, Mizuma & Kips Gallery, New York, NY

2021 The Iridescent Era: Sue Wrbican featuring Matt Wrbican and Claire McConaughy, VisArts, Rockville, MD

2021 The Iridescent Yonder: Sue Wrbican featuring Matt Wrbican and Claire McConaughy,

Riverviews Artspace, Craddock-Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

2021 Dreams and Their Edges, Curated by John Seed, I Like Your work Podcast online

2020 Eleven Women of Spirit, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY

2020 Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, New York, NY online

2019 Profound Objects, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2019 The Mail Art Biennial, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Mutual Aid, Kent State University, Curators: Katharine Dufault, Jack McWhorter, Patricia

Spergel, N.Canton, OH

2018 Luxurious Growth, Lichtundfire Gallery, Curators Robert Curcio and Priska Juska, New York, NY

2018 The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018 New Year New Works, The Film-Makers' Cooperative, New York, NY 

2017 Next 2 Nothing Gallery, Filmmaker's Coop Paddle 8 Art Auction Exhibition, New York, NY

2017 Summer in the City: The Brooklyn Show, Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2017 The Innocence of Trees, Curator, Anne Trauben, The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ 

2016 The Art Project at The Oakman, Jersey City, NJ

2016 Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

2016 Thru The Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

2015 Variations in Paint, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2015 Goldfinch Variations, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM

2015 Viewpoints 2015, Studio Montclair and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2014 Spinning Fiction, 17 Frost Theater for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Persona, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

2012 Reductive, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Curator, Dina Muenzfeld, Long Island City, Queens, NY

2011 Threads of Continuity, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2011 Against the Tide, online exhibition curated by Sharon Butler for

2011 Ucross Foundation: 27 Years of Visual Arts Residencies, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY

2010 Portraits, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Fall Survey, Allen Projects, New York, NY

2003 Sequel, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA, Curator Bill Radawec

2002 The Drawing Center, 25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition, New York, NY

2002 Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002 one, Superior (an exhibition space), Curator, Bill Radawec, Cleveland, OH

2002 Conversation: Claire McConaughy and Stefanie Nagorka, Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY

2000 Abstract Paintings on Paper; Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY

2000 Floating World; Site Simpatico, New York, NY

2000 Twice Born: Beauty; Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Curator, Shelley Bancroft,

Boston, MA

1999 Dumb Bunnies and Dish Cloths, Brickbottom Gallery, Curator Barbara O'Brien, Boston, MA

1999 Size Matters, Gale Gates et al, Curator, Mike Weiss, Brooklyn, NY

1999 Harum-Scarum; Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Memory, TZ Art & Company; Curator, Tom Zollner, New York, NY

1997 TZ Art & Company; Curator, Tom Zollner, New York, NY

1996 No England/No Amsterdam; R.A.W. Real Art Ways; Curator J. Anderson, Mike & Doug Starn; Hartford, CT

1995 Unpainted Painting; The Lobby Gallery of the Deutsche Bank; New York, NY

1995 Untitled Painting; Art Initiatives; Curator, David Clarkson; New York, NY

1989 The Drawing Center; Selections 45; New York, NY



2024 Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Healdsburg, CA

2024 Pouch Cove Foundation Artist Residency, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada

2023 Millay Arts Core Residency, Austerlitz, NY

2022 MacDowell Fellowship, Peterborough, NH, Fisher Family Fellow 2022

2023 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT (awarded but postponed due to COVID)

2002 Santa Fe Art Institute Artist's Relief Residency, Santa Fe, NM

1997 UCROSS Foundation Residency, Clearmont, Wyoming

1999 Independent Project Support Grant, Artists' Space, New York, NY

1994 Mid-Atlantic/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship finalist works on paper



2007-present, Professor, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2007-2012, Instructor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1998-2007, Adjunct Professor, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

1996-1999, Adjunct Professor, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

October 1999, Teaching Residency, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA



2019 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Art Lab, Staten Island, New York, NY

2003 George Washington University, Washington, DC

2002 Kent State University, Kent, OH

1992 Salisbury State College, Salisbury, MD


2017 VIBRANT, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2014 Spinning Fiction, 17 Frost Theater of the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Threads of Continuity, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2002 Unraveling, Superior, an exhibition space; Cleveland, OH

1995 co-curator, Unpainted Painting; The Lobby Gallery of the Deutsche Bank; New York, NY



Art Daily, Survey of Artists from Robert Curcio's 30-year career on view at Lichtundfire, Oct. 2023

KC Studio, Review “Paintings by Claire McConaughy”, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Elisabeth Kirsch, August 10, 2022

Art Spiel, Featured Artist Claire McConaughy:Nearby at 490 Atlantic Gallery, Dec 13, 2021

The Washington Post, In the galleries: Intellectually engaging, visually striking and open to interpretation, by Mark Jenkins, Oct 8, 2021

White Hot Magazine, A Daze of Roses at Mizuma & Kips, by Siba Kumar Das, August 2021

Art Review City, Artist Q&A with Claire McConaughy, Feb. 16, 2021

Hudson Review, "At the Galleries", Karen Wilkin, Autumn 2020 Review of Zürcher Gallery. “11 Women of Spirit, Part 2"

Artcritical, “How Comfortable it will be to touch the Earth”: Claire McConaughy at the Painting Center by John Mendelsohn, Nov. 22, 2019

White Hot Magazine, Claire McConaughy at The Painting Center by Robert Curcio, Nov. 2019

Hamptons Art Hub, Art Review: Encouraging Dialogue through a Pair of Solo Shows at The Painting Center by Peter Malone, Nov. 15, 2019

Feeling Tone Claire McConaughy's Landscapes, Barbara O'Brien, Catalogue Essay, Nov 2019

The Innocence of Trees at Drawing Rooms, by Bruce Halpin, online review posted June 19, 2017

Pierogi Gallery Flat File Artist Q&A, online interview posted April 1, 2015

Studio Visit: Volume 24, Juror Barbara O'Brien Exec Director of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Open Studio Press, 2013

Sand Canyon Review, Vulnerability, 2012 Edition

Studio Visit: Volume12, Juror Dina Deitsch, Asst Curator DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,The Open Studio Press, Fall 2010

David Cohen, ArtWorld Digest, The Seed Issue; Vol.2 Issue1, 2007

Kahi Lee Bentley; Art of Travel Lodging; SOMA; Vol.17 Issue 7, 2003

Diane Karp, Editor; New Observations; The Cultural Traveler's Guide; Spring/Summer 2002, Issue #128

Joanne Silver, And Now Something Different: Beauty; Boston Herald; August 11, 2000

Cuong P. Hoang, Beauty is in the Eye of a Curator; South End News; October 19, 2000

N. F. Karlins, Drawing Notebook; ARTNET Magazine Review; 2000

Owen McNally, Real Art Ways Tours Nature; The Hartford Courant; 1996

Diane Karp, Editor; New Observations; Artists on Art; 1997; Issue #116

Matt Morello, Editor in conjunction with Dooley Le Cappellaine Gallery; Input/Output; 1992

Stephen Paul Miller, Editor; New Observations; Response to War; 1991; Issue #82

The DAX Group, Editor; New Observations; Navigating the Telematic Sea; 1991; Issue #76

Carter Kustera, Editor; Symbol Magazine; The Drug Issue; 1989

Harry Schwab; Sparks: Eight Emerging Artists; The Pittsburgh Post Gazette; 1985


Imagery Estate Artistry Program, Imagery Winery, Glen Ellen, CA

City of Hope Project, Santa Ana, CA

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bergen County, NJ

JPMorgan, New York, NY

Sony Music, Los Angeles, CA