b. 1959 Somerset, PA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

MFA Painting Columbia University School of Fine Art, 1988
BFA Painting 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
         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


Nidus, IceBox4, Curator Tom Fitzgibbon, Brooklyn, NY

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

         333 Westchester Ave, Westchester, NY

         A Tree At My Window Collective, Upstate Art Weekend exhibition

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

         A Light Exists in Spring, Birdhouse Brooklyn, NY

2022 Marking Impressions, Garvey Simon Fine Art, San Anselmo, CA
         Fete 2022 Saints & Sinners, Red Fox Contemporary Art, Pound Ridge, NY
         Viridis, Red Fox Contemporary Art, Pound Ridge, NY
         Break of Day, Edge of Night, Curators: Steven Cabral, Lisa Petker Mintz and Christopher

         Schade, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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

         and Historical Center

         Bocage, Red Fox Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY
         Among Friends 3, Equity Gallery, New York, NY
         Volta Art Fair, collaboration with Sentient Furniture, New York, NY
         Like a Slight Hiccup..., La Grange Gallery, Cernay-Lès-Reims, France
         Acid Garden, Curators Judy Mannarino and Peter Hristoff, Charles Moffett Gallery, New

         York, NY

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

2021 Select 6: Garvey/Simon NY, Curator Liz Garvey, Artsy
         A Daze of Roses, Mizuma & Kips Gallery, New York, NY
         The Iridescent Era: Sue Wrbican featuring Matt Wrbican and Claire McConaughy, VisArts,

          Rockville, MD

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

         Riverviews Artspace, Craddock-Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

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

2020 Eleven Women of Spirit, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY
         Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, New York, NY online

2019 Profound Objects, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
         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
         Luxurious Growth, Lichtundfire Gallery, Curators Robert Curcio and Priska Juska, New

         York, NY

         The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         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
         Summer in the City: The Brooklyn Show, Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA
         The Innocence of Trees, Curator, Anne Trauben, The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
2016 The Art Project at The Oakman, Jersey City, NJ
         Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         The Big Small Show, The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
         Thru The Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 The Big Small Show, The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
         Variations in Paint, The Painting Center, New York, NY
         Goldfinch Variations, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM
         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
         Against the Tide, online exhibition curated by Sharon Butler for TwoCoatsofPaint.com
         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
         Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
         one, Superior (an exhibition space), Curator, Bill Radawec, Cleveland, OH
         Conversation: Claire McConaughy and Stefanie Nagorka, Art Resources Transfer, New
         York, NY

2000 Abstract Paintings on Paper; Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY
         Floating World; Site Simpatico, New York, NY
         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
         Size Matters, Gale Gates et al, Curator, Mike Weiss, Brooklyn, NY
         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
         Untitled Painting; Art Initiatives; Curator, David Clarkson; New York, NY

1989 The Drawing Center; Selections 45; New York, NY
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 to 2023 due to


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
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

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