Curator Elizabeth Rooklidge interviews the artist about her work as an animal sculptor, subject of a recent exhibition at Laguna Art Museum, Sculptures by Gwynn Murrill.
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A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Murrill earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is known most especially for her animal sculptures in a variety of media. In 1986 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship; she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1984 and 1985, a Rome Prize in 1979 and 1980, and a new talent purchase award from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is among the organizations owning examples of her work.
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