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.