Meg Lionel Murphy "Magical Thinking"
Meg Lionel Murphy "Magical Thinking"

Meg Lionel Murphy "Magical Thinking"

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Meg Lionel Murphy "Magical Thinking" 2021

Painting, Acrylic Gouache on Arches Paper, Framed in Gold Wood
Dimensions: 23 x 32 in

Signed on Verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.

Artist Meg Lionel Murphy's paintings are informed by debilitating PTSD from severe domestic violence. She works out of a little blue shack in a junkyard on her family’s property in Wisconsin, where she paints detailed, vivid works on paper and panel depicting heartbroken giants that magically grow larger, stronger, and scarier than the world around them. Her work has been featured in a number of exhibitions including “Interior Violence” solo show at CoExhibitions Gallery (Minneapolis), as well as group shows at Public Functionary (Minneapolis) and at the Other Art Fair (Los Angeles). Lionel Murphy 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, Meg worked as a children’s illustrator and co-founded a literary and art magazine, Paper Darts. Meg also helped to run 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, Meg eventually moved to rural Wisconsin to focus on her art without distraction. She was featured in an online solo exhibition presented by The Untitled Space in 2020, and is presenting her debut New York solo exhibition "Traumatica Dramatica" with the gallery in Tribeca, NY June 2021.

Learn more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.

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