Michelle Murillo is an artist working across traditional and digital print media. Murillo often utilizes alternative substrates such as fabric, aluminum and glass to expand the vocabulary of printmaking in an intermedia context. Through her studio practice she seeks a visual language that expresses the intricacies of memory.
Her prints and installations have been exhibited in North, Central and South America, Asia and Europe. Notable international exhibitions include solo and group exhibitions at Limerick Printmakers Gallery, Ireland; Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China; Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Proyecto’ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lahti Art Museum, Finland. As well as national exhibitions at McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas; El Paso Museum of Art, Texas; Los Angeles Municipal Art Museum; Riverside Art Museum, California and numerous university galleries.
She has received awards from The Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition, Patricia G. Norman Award and The Los Angeles Printmaking Society 19th National Exhibition, Juror's Award. Further recognition includes grants and residencies: Past Projections of Future: Integrating New Technology with Traditional Print Media, University of Texas at Arlington; Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada; Canada Research Council; Proyecto'ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California among others.
Murillo's teaching and professional practice is centered around national and international contemporary printmaking, dialog and cultural exchange. She is President of the California Society of Printmakers and is also Co-Chair of the Southern Graphics Council International Print Conference, San Francisco Bay Area 2014. The 42nd annual conference will draw over 1,200 international attendees including artists, historians, critics and students to the uniquely rich Bay Area printmaking community and California College of the Arts. SGCInternational