Hurley retired from teaching in June 2017.
Professor Hurley has been the recipient of two NEA Fellowships in Painting; a Guggenheim Fellowship; a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship in Painting; a residency at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT; a UW Royalty Research Fund grant; two School of Art + Art History + Design Milliman Endowment awards; a Juror’s Award in the Tacoma Art Museum’s 9th Northwest Biennial; and he was Old Dominion Fellow/Visual Arts, Princeton University. He has been a visiting artist and critic at Princeton University, Portland State University, Yale University School of Art, Hampshire College, Bard College, University of North Carolina (Falk Visiting Artist), Dartmouth College, Brandeis University, Haverford College, American University (Distinguished Visiting Critic), New York Studio School of Art + Art History + Design, Massachusetts College of Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Reed College, Yale Norfolk Program, and Southern Methodist University. Hurley was on the faculty at Yale School of Art, Yale Norfolk Program, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate School, and Hampshire College. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. He has participated in exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Henry Art Gallery; Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle; Brookyln Museum; Pollock Gallery, S.M.U. in Dallas; and the Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX. Hurley has had gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. Hurley’s work is in public collections including the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle; Metropolitan Museum and the Brooklyn Museum in New York City; Library of Congress in Washington, DC; City of Portland and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon; and the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven. He also has work in several private collections. Hurley contributed an article “About Making” to Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal, no. 19.