Michelle Murphy is an Artist and Lecturer based in Chicago.
Murphy received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a New Artist’s Society Fellow (2017) and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art (in Photography, Film, and Video).
Murphy’s work re-imagines science narratives like: birth, space exploration, Big Bang, and mitosis. Her work and research is informed by first-hand experiences as a Photographer for NASA (from 2004-2015). Through “gravity-bound” performances, video, installation, and photography of consumer objects (ex. chicken eggs, make-up, bath water, and party supplies)…Murphy revisions the exclusive, subjective, and binary nature of science didactics.
Murphy has participated in several artist’s residencies including Mana Contemporary Miami, SITELAB at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC). Murphy’s interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in NYC, Paris, Switzerland, Guatemala City, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and throughout the Midwest.