“Winners and Losers” a solo exhibition of new works by
Michelle Marie Murphy
“USA Lottery Winner, Chris Shaw”
Chris Shaw, a convenience store clerk of Missouri, won $258.5 million playing “Powerball” in April of 2010.
Michelle Marie Murphy creates multi-disciplinary visual art using the success and the tribulations of our roles in society as narrative. The source material chosen for these works are from real life social experiences, “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, and the Internet. Memorialized people at formative stages in their life (as seen in the series “Winners USA”) are equal players in Murphy’s oeuvre as those works where the subjects’ situation provides a critically poignant result (as seen in the series “America: a Comedy”). Hints of humor and tragedy can be found in the work providing further provocation.
Michelle received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2004. Her work has been published internationally, and she has exhibited in Geneva Switzerland, San Francisco, Chicago, and throughout the Midwest. Michelle works as a professional photographer at NASA (Glenn Research Center), and as an instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.