Hilary McCarthy Artist

Hilary McCarthy Artist

Laguna Beach, CA, United States

About Hilary McCarthy Artist

Hilary McCarthy is a Contemporary Painter that lives and works in New York City. She holds a BFA in Painting from Hartford Art School and MFA in fine art at New York Academy of Art. She is currently working on an art history degree at Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor of Drawing and Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design. Her artist residencies include locations in Puglia, Italy, Johnson, VT, and Leipzig, Germany.

She paints women in the ocean. Her work evokes the complexities of the human condition where the ocean forms a vast rhythmic backdrop and a metaphor to ups and downs of the human experience through the lens of women.. The narrative of the paintings tests these two interfaces.


Columbia University, BA Art History 2017

New York Academy of Art, MFA Painting 2005

University of Hartford Art School, BFA Painting 1997



2020, The Light of the Sea, New Paintings by Hilary McCarthy, B Minus Studios
Santa Ana, CA

2017, The Weight of Oceans, Chashama Gallery, New York, NY

2016, The Wild Bird Fund Gallery, Songs of the Mute Swan, New York, NY

2013, Canvas Sails, Vaudeville Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

​2011, ACHTUNG, Leipzig, Germany


2019 LPAPA Collector's Gala, Laguna Beach, CA

2019 In Search For the Real III, LCAD Faculty Exhibition, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2019 James May Gallery, Beyond Earth and Sky, Algoma, Wisconsin

2019 Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

​2019, Gallery Q, New Beginnings, Laguna Beach, CA

2019, Town and Country, Forest and Ocean Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2018, Mayson Gallery, Fragments of Self, New York, NY

2018, Grenning Gallery, Neptune in Pisces, New York, NY

2018, Mother and Child, Exhibition, Sugarlift Gallery, NY, NY

2018, Women's Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

2018, ERA Contemporary, Small Beauties Exhibition, New York, NY

2017, PANEPINTO Gallery, Through the Eyes of an Artist, Jersey City, NJ

2017 Vistas, Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY

2017, Nudes and Jewels, Collier West Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016, Dacia Gallery Holiday Show, New York, NY

2016, RJD Gallery, Women Painting Women Exhibition, New York, NY

2016, Summer Exhibition at Vytacil, Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery, Orangeburg, NY

2016, Wild Night for Wild Life Benefit and Silent Auction, Quogue, NY

​2016, Guild Hall Members Exhibition, East Hampton, NY

2016, Panepinto Gallery, MEMENTOS, Jersey City, NJ

2016, The United Nations, No Boundaries exhibition, New York, NY

2015, Aspirations and Inspirations, Columbia University, New York, NY

2015, Ivory Alive Exhibition, Faust Harrison Pianos, New York, NY

2015, Echoes of Hope, Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

2015, 30 ROOMS SOHO, Six Summit Gallery, New York, NY

2014, Art Cabaret, Columbia University, New York, NY

​2014, Life is Wonderful, Collier West Gallery, New York, NY

2014, Hamptons Fashion and Art Benefit, East Hampton, NY

2013, Wasser Schöpfen / ZAGRABITI, Zagreb, Croatia

2013, Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, NY

2013, Ladies Exhibition, Kraine Gallery, New York, NY

2013, Mutatis Mutandis, Leipzig, Germany

2012, Put A Bow On it, Kraine Gallery, New York, NY

2012, Ozmoza Rhundgang, Leipzig, Germany

2012, New Britain Museum of Art, 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition, New Britain, CT

2012, Rockville Hospital, Faces Exhibition, Vernon, CT

2011, The Counting Room Gallery, Cards Til Nine to Kill Time, Brooklyn, NY

2011, Six Summit Gallery, Juxtapose, Curated by Alyssa Monks, Ivoryton, CT

2011, Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2011, Forbes Gallery, I Got A Secret, New York, NY

2011, Vaudeville Park Gallery, Apalouges; Portraits and Curiosities, Brooklyn, NY

2011, Single Fare, Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

2010, Sotheby’s Take Home A Nude, New York, NY

2010, Palazzo Palmieri Gallery, Martignano, Italy

2010, SINGLE FARE, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

2010, Art House CO-OP Gallery, Sketchbook featured, Brooklyn, New York

2009, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fundraiser, New York, NY

2008, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York

2007, National Arts Club, 111th annual Non Member Show, New York, NY

2007, The Salmagundi Club, Non Members Show, New York, NY

2006, Take Home A Nude, Group Exhibition, Phillips de Pury, New York, NY

2005, DFN Gallery, Woods, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

2005, Tribeca Ball, NYAA, New York, NY

2004, Artists Space, Night of 100 Drawings Group Exhibition, New York, NY

2004, A.I.R Gallery, Wish You Were Here III Group Exhibition, New York, New York

2003, PS122 Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

2002, Art Students League Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, NY


2017 Chashama Climate Change Grant

​2014, Columbia University, School of General Studies Scholarship

2013 Emerging Jewish Artist Award

2012, One Sided Story, International Artist Residency