Who We Are

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With over 40 years of experience, Michael Murphy Gallery is the premiere fine art gallery and custom framing resource in the Tampa Bay area and an iconic destination for Tampa visitors. Our gallery staff is knowledgeable and always excited to share its expertise and insight. 

Michael Murphy Gallery exhibit visitors talk and laugh in front of contemporary art

Under the direction of Michael Murphy, the gallery represents passionate and visionary artists from a variety of mediums. Regional, national, and international stars make up the gallery stable. Michael Murphy Gallery provides a direct connection to the art world by hosting traveling art exhibitions, artist talks and educational art events. 

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Michael Murphy’s renowned frame designs range from quality entry-level frames to one-of-a-kind, hand-carved masterpieces. With over 40 years of experience and the largest selection of custom frames in the Southeast, your project will receive the highest level of design and archival, museum-standard quality. There is no project that is too difficult or unique — we always rise to the challenge. All retail framing is backed with a lifetime guarantee for your satisfaction. 

Our team

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Owner of Michael Murphy Gallery

Michael Murphy opened Michael Murphy Gallery over 40 years ago and has been its principal and gallerist ever since. His cultivation of the Tampa Bay art scene and his decades of expertise in custom framing have made him an icon in South Tampa. He has been featured in the Tampa Tribune, Panache Vue, Bay, Edge Business Magazine, and more.

Read more about the Michael Murphy and the gallery's history here.

Gallery director Deana Buckley with abstract paintings

Deana Buckley

Gallery Director

Deana Buckley is a Tampa native who comes to the gallery with years of business development experience, a BS in Communications and a lifelong love of the arts. A charity she founded that supported dance outreach led to a “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the Straz Center. The ability of art to transcend all barriers and connect us drives her passion for introducing clients to artwork and the artists behind it. Art touches us emotionally and she is honored to share that experience with others.

Framing Assistant Isabella Guisasola in front of frame samples

Isabella Guisasola

Framing Associate 

Isabella Guisasola is a Tampa native who has been inspired by the world of art and design her entire life. She attended Blake High School of the Arts and is currently pursuing her BFA in Interior Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Tampa. Isabella encourages her clients to collaborate during the frame design process where she harnesses that inner creativity and passion to produce framing that delights. Her effervescent and welcoming personality brings energy to the gallery every day.

Production manager Colleen Justin in front of frame samples

Colleen Justin

Production Manager 

Colleen Justin has been producing beautiful framing for over 17 years as the owner of her own retail framing store and then with Michael Murphy gallery. As an accomplished artist herself, she offers not only technical skill and craftmanship but a developed eye for color and design. She is committed to producing the highest quality framing in a timely manner. Colleen gets inspiration for her art from her love of the beach and her family.

Graphic designer and media manager Anna Styrczula with laptop in front of contemporary art

Anna styrczula

Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer

Anna Styrczula is a freelance multimedia designer who graduated summa cum laude from Valparaiso University with a degree in Digital Media and Humanities as well as a minor in Computer Science. Her expertise and experience in print and digital design, brand design, web design, content creation, video editing and digital illustration helps the Michael Murphy Gallery share its vision with the community.  In her free time, Anna enjoys exploring other mediums of art such as creative writing and printmaking.

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