Artist's Statement


My current work, I Promise to Look Directly At You, is an ongoing, multi-disciplinary exploration of my path through trauma to wellness found in non-ordinary healing environments.  Tender and often haunting self-portraiture and animation seek to open lines of dialogue with my difficult past, creating a theatre for deep healing.  This work is both the means by which I heal and a testament to the extraordinary role of connecting to one's center in the healing process.

Lisette Murphy is a second generation artist and advanced-stage cancer survivor living and working in the Portland, OR.

In 2008 she received the esteemed Princess Grace Awards Honorarium for Film resulting in her third independent animation focusing on women, cycles and freedom- core themes she continues to explore and expand in traditional, digital and time-based media.  

She has screened at the South Beach International Animation Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Women Action Media Film Festival, the 48 Hour Film Festival, the Berlin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival along with several screenings with her alma mater.

Lisette holds a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA in Film & Animation.