Kathleen Kane-Murrell

The Problem with Rainbows

theproblemwithrainbows“The Problem With Rainbows” (oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″) was juried into Over the Rainbow by Larry Baza, San Diego Commissioner for Arts and Culture.

Work is exhibited and available at Arts on 30th (44434 30th St. San Diego) until August 12.

Ray at Night on June 10th

Ray At Night on June 10th, 6-10 PM, 3800 Ray Street.
This solo show will include small works inspired by recent travels shown here for the first time and available this night only!raystreet

Secret Life of Paper

The Secret Life of Paper runs until March 20th. There will be a reception with the artist on March 3rd from 5-8 PM, First Friday in March at Liberty Station.

“The Martha Pace Swift Gallery is proud to present: The Secret Life of Paper, Works on Canvas by Kathleen Kane-Murrell. The high-touch sculptural surfaces prominent in many of Kane-Murrell’s canvases imbue the work with a uniquely rhythmic quality, and make it engaging, vital and visceral.  Surfaces vibrate with an energy that slips nimbly between chaos, and the constant self-organizing moment. Using oils, recycled papers and a deft handling of color, she manages to create works that reference nature without imitation. Her best work, even in unsculpted pieces, possesses a depth sometimes lacking in non-representational images. These are canvases the viewer can get inside.” – Expressive Arts institute

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Martha Pace Swift Gallery
2820 Roosevelt Rd.
San Diego, CA 92104 United States + Google Map






Oceanside Museum of Art

Kathleen’s work “Capricious Diversity”  was selected for this group show. Oil on canvas, 48” X 60”

Kathleen’s work “Capricious Diversity” was selected for this group show. Oil on canvas, 48” X 60”


OMA/Herbert B. Turner Galleries,  Southfair.

2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, California 92014

Opens February 19, 2015  juried by Peter Frank. Closing Date:  May 31, 2015

San Diego Art Institute

Kathleen’s “On the Way to the Park, Crossing Cabrillo”  was selected for this group exhibition.  Oil on canvas.

Kathleen’s “On the Way to the Park, Crossing Cabrillo” was selected for this group exhibition. Oil on canvas.


San Diego Keeps Her Promise: Balboa Park at 100 OPENING ON FRIDAY

January 23, The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) is pleased to present a group exhibition of new work commemorating the Balboa Park Centennial.

The exhibition entitled San Diego Keeps Her Promise: Balboa Park at 100 opens to the public on Friday, January 23 and runs through February 22, 2015


La Jolla Athenaeum’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition

Band of Naples-AthenaeumBand of Naples, a mixed media painting was accepted to the La Jolla Athenaeum’s 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition

The jurors, Ariel Plotek, Assistant Curator, The San Diego Museum of Art, and Amy Galpin, Associate Curator, Art of the Americas, The San Diego Museum of Art,  selected Band of Naples from over 1000 works of art submitted.

August 3–31, 2013

Opening reception
Friday, August 2, 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

A List Event & Members’ Choice Award
Thursday, August 29, 7:00 p.m


1008 Wall St
(between Girard Ave & Herschel Ave)
La Jolla, CA 92037
Neighborhood: La Jolla
(858) 454-5872

Hours: Tue, Thu-Sat 10 am – 5:30 pm, Wed 10 am – 8:30 pm

Parking: Street

San Diego Art Institute

San Diego Art Institute
Museum of the Living Artist


Presented the San Diego Regional Exhibition

Juror’s Choice Award


Kathleen Kane-Murrell


Shape of Her Heart
Juror:  Chuck McPherson
March 2013





Gannon Art Gallary

Cannon Gallery

Cannon Art Gallery

Carlsbad, California


2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition

Jan. 20 – March 9

Kathleen was one of the 70 artists selected for the Cannon Gallery Exhibition. In 14 years, the Cannon Art Gallery Juried Exhibitions have become recognized as one of San Diego County’s most significant showcases for both emerging and mid-career artists who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County.

Jurors represent Southern California’s most prestigious art institutions and the exhibitions are lively, sumptuous and elegant. This year’s jurors for the Biennial were Scott Canty, director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Chantel Paul, assistant curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, San Diego.