Molly's Porch

Molly's Porch

ArtistKatie Murphy
MediumOil on Canvas
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What the artist saysThe figure is a consistent source of inspiration for me. Figurative work especially allows for the possibility of empathy, recalling each viewer to the unifying experience of being human.
Why we like itKatie uses oversized canvases and a thoughtful palette to modernize the figurative painting tradition.
Where we hang itThe impactful size of Katie’s canvases paired with her expressive brushwork and thoughtful use of color allow these works to hang solo in a living room, bedroom or home office.

About the Artist

Katie Murphy
Katie Murphy’s process is rooted in expression and experimentation, and manifests most often figuratively and in vivid color. Working primarily with oils, her work is influenced by her gendered experience growing up in the American South and focuses on juxtaposing themes of propriety and wildness, interior domestic spaces and nature, and containment and movement. She explores the push and pull of space, specifically through the paradox of the home and its conflicting ability to both comfort and isolate. Murphy currently lives and works in Johnson City, TN. She holds a BFA in Studio Art and is currently working towards her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

“I love color and the energy and expression it holds. I like to swim around in the depths of a single color at times, searching for all that it can communicate.”

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