Michelle Murphy is an Artist based in Chicago. Murphy received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and recently completed a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017.
In current series of work, Origins & Exploration, Murphy re-imagines science narratives like: Big Bang, birth, space exploration, and mitosis. This work is informed by her experiences over a decade as employed as a Photographer for NASA (2004-2015). Through gravity-bound performances, video, installation, and photography of consumer objects (ex. chicken eggs, make-up, bath water, and party supplies)…Murphy queers the exclusive, subjective, and binary nature of science didactics.
Murphy’s interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in NYC, Paris, Switzerland, Guatemala City, Chicago, San Francisco, and throughout the Midwest. Murphy curates international publication, MAKE8ELIEVE with Swiss artist and designer Cetusss.