Michelle Murphy is an artist and lecturer currently based in Chicago. Murphy earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a New Artists Society Fellow in 2017.
In series of work, Origins & Exploration, Murphy re-imagines science narratives like: Big Bang, birth, space exploration, and mitosis. Murphy’s work is informed by social studies, research, and experiences 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.