University of Indiana-Bloomington, Master of Fine Arts, 2019

University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2010

Graduated cum laude

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate, 2009

Selected Exhibitions


Taking Root, Kunst im Tunnel, Dusseldorf Germany Curator: Jurriaan Benschop Forthcoming

Fever Vessels, Buckham Gallery, Flint MI Forthcoming

Hypnopompia, MFA Thesis, Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, Bloomington IN


Chromatose, Gamut Gallery, Evansville IN (link to statement)


Good Girl, Bad Girl, Fuller Projects, Bloomington IN: (link to statement)

Small Talk, The Painting Center, NYC NY


Juried Art Exhibition,  Automat Collective, Philadelphia PA Juror: John Silvis, 

VOX XII Annual Juried Exhibition, Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA JurorsBrian Droitcour and Gordon Hall

Recent Paintings, F.A,N Gallery, Philadelphia PA Solo show

Figurative II, Gallery 1261, Denver CO

The Thread of Art, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia PA Curator: Ross Mitchell


Visions From Emerging Artists -Privacy Made Public, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope PA Curator: Alex Cohen

Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA


A Fine Arrangement, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA Curators: Jan Baltzell and Michael Gallagher 

Jenny Kanzler and Catherine Mulligan, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Lilies, Figs and Folly: Contemporary Still Life, Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Guest Curator: Bill Scott

Catching the Big Fish: A David Lynch-Themed Group Show, Pterodactyl Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Recent Work, F.A.N Gallery, Philadelphia PA Solo show

The Woodmere 73rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA, Juror: Sarah McEneaney 

Women and Biography: Selections from the Woodmere's Permanent Collection, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA


State of the Art 2013, Chase Young Gallery, Boston MA 

1st Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia PA ; Juror: Stuart Shils Honorable Mention 

In Front of Strangers, I SIng: 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition,  Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA; Jurors: Rubens Ghenov and Dona Nelson  Maybelle Longstreet Prize



Friends of Art Prize, Indiana University-Bloomington


Grant In Aid Award, Indiana University-Bloomington


John F. and Anna L. Stacey Scholarship

Third Place, Manifest International Painting Annual 6


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant


Honorable Mention, 1st Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts

The Maybelle Longstreet Prize, 72nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum

Vermont Studio Center Residency with Grant 


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant                                                           


Pennsylvania Governor's Award 

Robert A Ricker Memorial Landscape Prize

The Mindel Caplan Kleinbard Award

The Artists' House Gallery Award  


Women’s Board Travel Scholarship                                                                         

Hobson Pittman Prize

Frances Bergman Memorial Prize

Benjamin West Prize for Figurative Painting                                                            


Cecilia Beaux Memorial Portrait Prize-Special Notice 


PAFA Merit Scholarship           

Lectures and Teaching

Discussion Section Leader, Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design, and Merchandising, IU Bloomington, Fall 2018

Associate Instructor, Color, IU Bloomington, Fall and Spring 2017

Associate Instructor, Introduction to Drawing, IU Bloomington, Fall and Spring 2016

Panel Discussion, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, March 2015

Art­ at ­Lunch Lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, December 2014

Lecture, Woodmere Art Museum, April 2014

Instructor, Portside Art Center, Philadelphia PA “Introduction to Drawing” Fall 2013


Woodmere Art Museum

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Inclusion in Manifest International Painting Annual 6, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH, 2016.

Fabbri, Anne R. "The Thread of Art", Title Magazine, April 2016. 

Inclusion in Poets and Artists Magazine: Heightened Perceptions, Curated by John Seed, Issue 65, June 2015.

Rodabaugh, Mary Anna. "Recent Paintings by Catherine Mulligan at F.A.N Gallery", Main Course Philadelphia, February 2015. 

Heidenry, Rachel. "Art In Philadelphia and New York, January 2015",, January 2015. 

Seed, John. "Ten Memorable Paintings from 2014," Huffington Post, December 2014.   

Clarke, Sabina. "Artist on the Move: Talent Runs in the Family," Irish Edition, May 2014.

Clarke, Sabina. "Part of Woodmere's 'Women and Biography'- Unsettling Self-Portrait Reveals a Complex Inner Life," The Chestnut Hill Local, May 2014. 

Newhall, Edith, "Woodmere Show Focuses on Contemporary Art", The Inquirer, June 2013. 

Kilpatrick, Jeff, "The Gallery at Memphis Opening: A New Local Middle School Unveils Local Artistic Treasure," The Spirit, April 2013.

Rosenberg, Amy, “Opening Woodmere to the Current Art Scene,” The Inquirer, December 2011.

Rosof, Libby, “Extra Extra Performances and Critical Mass on Frankford Ave,”,

April 2010.