Maggie Murphy is a letterpress printer and mixed-media artist who lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. She engages in process-based exploration of materials while using the speculative as a mode for imagining different outcomes in her text-based work. She finds kinship in the methods, strategies, and embodied labor of craft production.

Maggie is an associate professor and Art & Design Librarian at UNC Greensboro. Beginning in fall 2024, she will also join UNCG’s MFA in Studio Art program as a part-time student.

Workshops and Residencies

2024

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts / Crafting Transformation of the Everyday (Session 3 – Graphics, July 14 – 26)

Directangle Press / Risograph and Letterpress Artist Residency (January 21 – 27)

2023

Penland School of Craft / Pressing Pixels (Session 3 – Letterpress, June 18 – 30)

Group Shows and Fairs

2024

IYKYK! / Northside District x PEEL Gallery + Artstigators, Chapel Hill, NC (June 20)

Worlds Collide vol. 2 / One Rep, Greensboro, NC (June – August)

Community Small Works / Greensboro Project Space, Greensboro, NC (March 12 – 16)

2023

Zine Machine Printed Matter Festival / The Fruit, Durham, NC (October 15)

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

2024

Kate Cheney Chappell Fellowship / Haystack Mountain School of Crafts – full scholarship and $500 award

Artist Support Grant / Arts Council of Greater Greensboro – $1320 award

Faculty Research Award / UNC Greensboro (co-PI: Kelley O’Brien) – $25,000 research grant

2023

Paul H. & Ginger S. Duensing Scholarship / Penland School of Craft – full scholarship

Press

2024

Artist in Focus: Maggie Murphy” / Arts Council of Greater Greensboro Blog, May 31, 2024

Making something good: Greensboro’s zine community is as vibrant as ever” / Triad City Beat, April 29, 2024