Kendal Murray: Bio
Kendal Murray is known for imaginative and often whimsical artworks that explore the links between interiority, and the performance of social knowledge. Her sculptures survey the embodiment of these connections, through her combination of emblematic materials and bespoke techniques, which inform the physical and emotive resonance of her artworks.
The manipulation of readily identifiable everyday objects, combined with a range of evocative materials, is used by Murray to prompt an assortment of narrative associations and the examination of personal and social concepts. Through her solo exhibitions, Murray has explored themes of gender and beauty, plastic surgery and the commodification of body image, the gendering of memory, nostalgia, and collecting, and more recently, dream imagery in the design of self-image.
Murray’s work is represented in private Australian and international collections, and public collections including the Powerhouse Museum, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, the University of New South Wales, Western Sydney University and, the Commonwealth Bank Collection. Murray has also been the recipient of several prizes, including The Deakin University Small Sculpture Award (2015), and the Beowulf Prize, as part of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
Kendal Murray is represented by Arthouse Gallery and Flinders Lane Gallery in Australia.