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; Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver; Proyecto’ace, Buenos Aires, and Lahti Art Museum, Finland.
Aditionally, her work has been included in national exhibitions at McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; El Paso Museum of Art; 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 Research Council; Proyecto'ace, Buenos Aires, 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 as well as co-chair of the SGC 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.