Michelle Marie Murphy
Artist, Curator, Educator



2015-2017 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA

2011 Foley Gallery Mentorship Program, New York City, New York
2004 BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art

Major: Photography (all formats traditional film, digital, 16mm filmmaking)
Minor: T.I.M.E (video art, installation, performance, interactive arts)

2003 Advanced Adult Space Academy, Huntsville Alabama



2014 First Resident Artist, Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel, Cleveland
2013 Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2013 Contemporary Artist’s Center, Troy, NY
2011 First Resident Artist at Shared Space Studios, Pentwater, MI



2015-2017  New Artist Society Graduate Fellow
2013 Merit-based Scholarship for a Residency at the Contemporary Artist’s Center, Troy, New York
2011 Honorable Mention in the 2011 First Edition of the Hey Hot Shot competition, Jen Bekman Gallery NYC
2008 NASA Team award for digital imaging excellence in support for the Space Exploration Proposal
2006 NASA Team award given for excellence in Photography and Digital Imaging in support of the NASA Ballistics research of the Columbia Investigation
2003 Mildred Eynon Woodell Grant for Liberal Arts/Art
2002 Joyce Seid Grant for Excellence in Photography
2002 Cleveland Institute of Art S.I.E. Juried Exhibition, Juror’s Award
2001 The Six State Photography Show Juror’s Prize
1999-2004 Portfolio Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art



2016 CAN Journal review of solo exhibition, Cleveland

2015 ARTfile magazine interview and artwork feature, NYC

2014 Cover image and featured series of images in 360 LGBT publication, Switzerland
2013 Popular Photography print, online, iPad feature and interview, February Issue
Chicago Sun-Times Splash, online artwork feature
Platform London, online feature for MAKE8ELIEVE
2012 “Visual Science” Discover Magazine online, artwork feature
BuzzFeed website, artwork review
Picture Dept – Newsweek and the Daily Beast Tumblr site, artwork review
NATIVE Publications online artist feature
Art and Science Journal, review and artwork feature
DivineCaroline website, interview and artwork feature
SFMOMA Tumblr site, artwork review
Field Projects Gallery NYC Tumblr site, artwork review
Maybelline NYC Tumblr and Twitter site, artwork review
LINK Magazine, print cover story and interview
MAKE8ELIEVE art and culture magazine online
“Group Dynamics” by Joseph Clark Scene Magazine, artwork review
2011 Cleveland Stories Book, image published
Carpaccio Magazine, photograph “Landscape” issue 16 p.10, Spain
ITCH Magazine, “Plans for a Better Self” photographs, issue 06 nonText section, Capetown, South Africa
Feature best photo of the day, NASA Headquarters Website
SHIFTER artwork feature, NYC



2017 Ithaca College Handwerker Gallery

2015 Sculpture Center, topic Founding/Directing a Residency Program

2014 Artists Lecture at the Business and Professional Practices course at the Cleveland Institute of Art
2014 Guest Instructor at Laurel School, video art project
2013 Artist’s Lecture, the Cleveland Institute of Art Professional Practices Course
2012 Artists’ Panel Lecture, the Cleveland Institute of Art NEXT Program
2011 Artist’s Lecture, Cleveland State University’s Photography Department
2011 Artist’s Lecture, Shared Space Studio, Pentwater, Michigan
2010 President Obama used an image for a lecture on NASA
Artist’s Panel Lecture mediated by Astria Suparak at the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio
2008 Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Regional Conference Lecturer
Artist’s Lecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art Photography Department
Photographer’s Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
2006 Artists’ Panel Lecturer at Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio



2017 “Bright Speck”, Ithaca College Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca NY

2016 solo exhibition “Shimmering Schemata” at 2731 Prospect, Cleveland, Ohio

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

2015 Akron Art Museum  Akron, Ohio

Revisionists Natural Itstory, SPACES  Cleveland, Ohio

2013 solo exhibition “Beauty & Perception” Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“Beauty Regimen” video installation at Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
Pandemonium performance and projected work, Cleveland Public Theatre
“RE: CLE: 6” group exhibition, Second Site Studio, Columbus, Ohio
group exhibition, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, Ohio
“EIGHTHOURAW” group exhibition, Hedge Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2012 “A Tale in Two Cities” group show curated by Bruce Checefsky, featuring artists
from Brooklyn and Cleveland, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Ohio
20×200 artist Jen Bekman Gallery, images available online
“Six in Studio” group exhibition and residency, CWAL at 78th St. Studios, Cleveland, Ohio
“The Gold Show” group exhibition, the Bank Building, Cleveland, Ohio
“Palookaville” group exhibition BuckBuck Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“AFTER ZERO: New Abstractions in Contemporary Art” Three-person exhibition, Gallery West, Parma, Ohio
2011 “America: a Comedy” solo exhibition, Pink Eye Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“Spacelift” group exhibition curated by Kristin Bly, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“Clampdown: Labor, Management, and the Recession” group exhibition curated by Greg Ruffing, Zaller Gallery, Collinwood, Ohio
“LADYSPACE: a clusterf* of femininity” performance produced by: “Whisper to a Scream: a feminist theatre collective”, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio
Carpaccio Magazine & Atem Books the Black Box project, Nofound Photo Fair, Paris, France
2010 “Winners and Losers” solo exhibition Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“OUTERSPACE: The American Odyssey” Group Exhibition, Cleveland, Ohio
“OUTERSPACE” Group Exhibition curated by Baptiste Lefebvre, Agent Double Contemporary Art Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
“Referential” Group Video Art Exhibition curated by Cynthia Penter, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“Lonesome No More” Group Exhibition curated by Dave Desimone, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2009 “Thrice” Three person Exhibition, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
“Tacoma Narrows Bridge” performance at the Language Foundry, Cleveland, Ohio
2008 “The Future Collective” exhibition, curated by DJ Olive, Cleveland, Ohio
“Public Interactive” Installation at the Ingenuity Festival Cleveland, Ohio
2007 “Big Bang”, Group Exhibition, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2006 “War What is it Good For”, Group Exhibition curated by Lyz Bly, Lake Erie College Gallery, Willoughby, Ohio
“Paradigm Shift” Two-person exhibition at the Heights Arts Gallery Cleveland Heights, Ohio
“Flux Feminine Identity”, The Fine Arts Association’s Main Gallery, Willoughby, Ohio
2005 “In the Image of Social Construction” Two person exhibition, Subdivision Gallery Cleveland, Ohio
2004 BFA Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, the Cleveland Institute of Art
2003 “Hither Thither” video work included in the Feature Film, Gene Siskel Center, Chicago, Illinois
2nd Annual Film/Video Festival at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan
Independent Juried Exhibition at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Juror’s 2nd Prize
“HALF”, Group Photography Exhibition at 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2002 solo exhibition of collaborative photography and video work, Monarch Gallery in San Francisco, California
2002 Video work screened at the Cleveland Cinemateque



Currently INTERLINK Program Visiting Artists’ Coordinator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Currently Co-Curator of MAKE8ELIEVE, international art and culture online magazine

2015-2016 Teaching Assistant for courses at SAIC with: Oli Rodriguez, Jaclyn Wright, Kate O’Neill

2004-2015 Photographer at NASA, Glenn Research Center
2013-2015  Director/Founder of Micro Art Space, Artist Residency Program & Gallery
2015  Cleveland Museum of Art, elected Board Member of the Affiliate Group Friends of Photography
2012-2014 Scholastics National Art Competition Juror, NYC
2012-2013 BFA Thesis Faculty Advisor for Troy Hoffman, Photography
2012 Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, Digital Photography
2012 BFA Thesis Faculty Advisor for Lisa Taras, Photography Cleveland Institute of Art
2008-2013 Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Art, Continuing Education Program
2008-2012 Faculty Cleveland Institute of Art, Pre-College Program
2010, 2011 Adjunct Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Art, Photography and Digital Video
2010 BFA Thesis Faculty Advisor for Lauren Juratovac, Photography Cleveland Institute of Art
2009 Juror, SPACES Gallery “SPACELab” Exhibitions
2008 Juror, the Cleveland Institute of Art Photography Department Scholarships
2003-2005 Juror, Cleveland International Film Festival



Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, Chicago IL

Progressive Art Collection

Cleveland Clinic Art Collection

University Hospitals

Private Collections in:  NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Guatemala City, Geneva Switzerland, Cleveland