Michelle Murphy (b. 1981) is currently pursuing an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2004. Her artwork has been published and exhibited Internationally, including exhibitions in NYC, Paris, Geneva Switzerland, Chicago, Guatemala City, and San Francisco. She is a Professional Photographer at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Director/Founder of Micro Art Space (an artist residency program), and co-curates the art and culture online magazine MAKE8ELIEVE with Swiss artist/designer Cetusss.
Her work is featured in ARTfile magazine (NYC), DISCOVER Magazine, Buzzfeed, Art & Science Journal, DivineCaroline, SFMOMA Tumblr, NATIVE Publications, Maybelline NY Tumblr, Newsweek and the Daily Beast – Picture Dept Tumblr, 20×200, Popular Photography magazine, and the Drawing Center Viewing Program. Murphy's work has been acquired in private collections in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Switzerland, Guatemala City, Cleveland, as well as the corporate – Progressive Art Collection.
Chicago + Cleveland, OH