Margaret Murphy is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work focuses on topics like femininity, sexuality, and identity in a post-social media culture. Murphy’s art uses bright colors, lighting, props, and aesthetic accents to create visceral responses within the viewer. Be it a negative or positive reaction to her work, Murphy hopes her art prompts dialogues around gender, the male gaze, and beauty standards. Photography is Murphy’s main artistic medium; however, she also creates image and text collages and digital art made with artificial intelligence tools.
Murphy earned her MFA from the University of Hartford’s Limited Photography Residency in 2021.
Her work has been shown in exhibitions in the United States, such as in Los Angeles, New York City, and the Washington, DC, area.