Work currently on view June + July 2016:

solo exhibition Shimmering Schemata at 2731 PROSPECT gallery, Cleveland Ohio

group exhibition The Land of Here and Now, group exhibition at the Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids Michigan


I work with photography and lens-based media because of their history and aptitude for experimentation. My current work explores the intersection and contradiction between working with aesthetics and with socially loaded 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 in Photography 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 acquired in private collections in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Switzerland, Guatemala City, Cleveland, as well as the corporate – Progressive Art Collection.