Michelle Murillo is an Oakland based artist working across traditional and innovative media. Murillo seeks to expand the vocabulary of print and the multiple in an interdisciplinary context. Her work can be broadly understood as a practice of archiving: the lost, found, re-membered and collected.
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 the 2015 International Krakow Triennial, Poland; 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.
Additionally, her work has been included in national solo and group exhibitions at Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon and Emeryville, California; Kala Art Institute, Berkeley; San Jose Museum of Textiles and Quilts; McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; El Paso Museum of Art, Texas; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida; Tulane University, New Orleans, and numerous galleries and museums.
She has received awards from The Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, Juror's Award; 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: Bullseye Glass; Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China; Past Projections of Future: Integrating New Technology with Traditional Print Media, University of Texas at Arlington; Alberta Foundation for the Arts; 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 global contemporary printmaking, dialog, and cultural exchange. She is an executive board member of Kala Art Institute and SGC International, former president of the California Society of Printmakers and co-chaired the 2014 SGC International Print Conference, San Francisco Bay Area.