Meg Lionel Murphy grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She received degrees in Art, Art History, and English Literature from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, where she additionally studied classical oil painting in Florence, Italy. After college, Murphy worked as a children’s illustrator and co-founded a literary and art magazine, Paper Darts. She was also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the arts nonprofit, Pollen Midwest, which uses storytelling and art to explore social justice movements.
After leaving her career in publishing to focus on painting, Murphy moved back to Door County, Wisconsin, where she produced work that has been presented in exhibitions throughout the US. Her most recent solo shows include “Traumatica Dramatica” at The Untitled Space Gallery (New York), “Interior Violence” at CoExhibitions Gallery (Minneapolis), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (New York and Los Angeles), and a featured booth at the Other Art Fair (Los Angeles). Murphy’s artwork has been featured in a variety of publications including Hyperallergic, Artnet News, Bitch Magazine, Forbes, GirltalkHQ, Art Publika, Interlocateur, Tartarus, Mutual Art, Brown Paper Bag, MPLS Art, Mulieris Magazine, Neut Magazine, 360Magazine, and The Untitled Magazine.
Meg Lionel Murphy’s paintings are directly influenced by her personal experiences, as she copes with debilitating PTSD from severe domestic violence. She paints detailed, vivid works on paper and panels depicting heartbroken bodies that magically grow larger, stronger, and scarier than the world around them
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In this episode,
- Meg Shares her story of navigating her life as a domestic abuse survivor.
- She shares how Art came to her rescue after dealing with intense trauma.
- Meg also shares how and why the work she creates has a lot of purpose for her and only hopes to bring more relief to the world.
- Meg opens her heart to our listeners and talks about dealing with difficult professional relationships.
- Meg consistently shares her story of how she has restarted her career multiple times after several difficult times.
- More importantly, In this episode meg has stood out in the open and touched our hearts with her strength and courage.