Artist_Mama_Residency

“The gear of a Traveling Artist Mama” 2016

I work with photography, video, and performance. My current work explores the intersection/contradiction between working with aesthetics and with sociopolitical informed content.  

Michelle Marie Murphy (b. 1981, Cleveland, Ohio) is an artist based in Chicago. Murphy is anticipating an MFA in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017), and received her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2004. Her work has been published and exhibited Internationally, including exhibitions in NYC, Paris, Geneva Switzerland, Guatemala City, Chicago, and San Francisco. Her work is featured in ARTfile magazine (NYC) DISCOVER Magazine, Buzzfeed, Art & Science Journal, Newsweek and the Daily Beast, 20×200, Popular Photography magazine, and the Drawing Center Viewing Program. Murphy was a Professional Photographer at the NASA Glenn Research Center (for 11 years), Director/Founder of Micro Art Space (an artist residency program & exhibition space), and currently curates the art + culture online magazine MAKE8ELIEVE with Swiss artist/designer Cetusss.

Murphy’s work has been recently acquired in the Cleveland Clinic Collection, the corporate Progressive Art Collection, and private collections in the cities of: NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Geneva Switzerland, Guatemala City, Cleveland.