Adelaide Murphy Tyrol



MFA Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Parson's School of Design, New York, NY
Art Student's League New York, NY
John Busby SWLA Drawing Seabirds N.Berwick, Scotland
Humboldt Field Research Institute Steuben, Maine
BA University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Solo Exhibitions
2008"Recent Paintings: Adelaide Tyrol", Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery
Shelburne, VT
2007"What Is Past, Is Passing and Is To come: Paintings by
Adelaide Tyrol", McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2004"Adelaide Tyrol: Natural Histories", Wood Art Gallery,
Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
2001"Adelaide Tyrol: Natural Histories", Richardson -Clarke Gallery,
Boston, MA
2000"Insects from the Vermont State Collection", Vermont Supreme
Court, Montpelier, VT
1998"Bird Paintings/Adelaide Tyrol", Institute for Social Ecology, VT
1997"Adelaide Tyrol/Birds from the Fairbanks Museum",
Richardson-Clarke Gallery, Boston, MA
1994"Works by Adelaide Tyrol/Visions of Nature", Richardson-Clarke
Gallery, Boston, MA
Group Exhibitions
2009"Women to Watch in 2010, In conjunction with the National Women
in the Arts Museum", West Branch Art and Sculpture Gallery
2009"Contemporary Expressions: Lake Champlain Seen through
the eyes of 12 Artists", Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT
2009"Love, Lust, and Desire", McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2009"Picture that Poem", Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2008"Winter Group Show", Furchgott-Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT
2008"Bird's Eye View", Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2008"Tenth Anniversary Exhibition", Vermont Supreme Court,
Montpelier, VT
2008"Bird's Eye View", Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT
2008"Celestial Light", Furchgott-Sourdiffee Gallery, Shelburne, VT
2007"Myths, Messages, and Morals", McIninch Art Gallery,
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
2007"The Artist as Environmentalist", Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
2007"Birds in Art 2007", chosen for 2008 national tour, Leigh Yawkey
Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
2006Green Mountain Cultural Center, Waitsfield, VT Juried Show
"Best in Show", oil painting
2006"Birds in Art 2006", chosen for 2007 national tour, Leigh Yawkey
2005"Birds in Art 2005", Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum,
Wausau, WI
2005"25th Anniversary Show", McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2004"Four Centuries of Bird Paintings", 22 East 80th St., New York, NY
2003"Four Centuries of Bird Paintings", Clarke Gallery, Stowe, VT
2002"Three East Coast Painters", McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2001"Homage to the Garden", Amy Tarrant Gallery, Burlington, VT
1999New England Artists Congress, Hilles Gallery New Haven, VT
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Yeshiva University Museum, NY, NY
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Professional Experience
2006 - presentArts Page Editor, Northern Woodlands Magazine
1981- presentCo-owner Oliphant Studios New York, NY, Art Studio providing
large format paintings for film, television, and print
1979 - presentIllustrator -- titles include:
"The Beginning Naturalist"
"Simon & Schuster's Insect Life"
"Prentice Hall's Indoor Naturalist"
"Vermont Life's Fieldguide to Fall Foliage"
"Earth Tales" (Aesop Award Winner)
"The Time Before New Hampshire"
"The Outside Story"
Publications Include:
Art New England
Northern Woodlands Magazine
7 Days
Nature Look
Massachusetts Audubon

Artist's Statement

Notes on sumi paintings of birds and the art of falconry…

Adelaide Murphy Tyrol lives and works in Vermont and New York City. Her work often explores ideas and intuitions she has about the confluence of the  natural world and the human enterprise. The sumi-e pieces on exhibit arose from a recent exploration of the art of falconry and the attendant theme of prey and predator.

 “Birds are part of our collective psyche. Since the beginning of time – through art, science, mythology, childhood memories, and daily life – birds have populated our explanations of the world. The desire to imbue birds with supernatural powers is a universal one and time and time again we call on them to bridge a gap between the known and the ineffable. I like to think  of birds as avatars – enigmatic beings that work in different ways to clarify and enrich our understanding of the world.





artNEWS: Twenty Years of a Singular Vision, February 2017



artNEWS: The art of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and Susan Wahlrab at LaBelle Winery, December 2015



artNEWS: Adelaide Murphy Tyrol – Beyond the Caliper, August 2015



artNEWS: Prey & Predator, August 2012



artNEWS: Unleashed! A Benefit for the ARL of NH, June 2010