Intro

“Mothering Earth” performance and video

Michelle Murphy is an Artist and Lecturer 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. Murphy’s work is informed by research and first-hand experiences as a Photographer for NASA (2004-2015). In her most recent series, Origins & Exploration, Murphy re-imagines science narratives like: Big Bang, birth, Space exploration, and mitosis. Through “gravity-bound” performances, videos, installations, and photographs of consumer objects (ex. chicken eggs, make-up, bath water, and party supplies)…Murphy revisions the exclusive and binary history of science didactics. Murphy’s work has been exhibited in NYC, Paris, Switzerland, Spain, Guatemala City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Cleveland. Murphy also enjoys teaching, writing, working in collaboration, and co-curating the international publication, MAKE8ELIEVE with Swiss artist and designer Cetusss.