Bio

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ABOUT MURAR

Esteemed Canadian sculptor MURAR has been working, creating art for the ages.

Her artistic talent began in theatre but her vision moved to sculpting, developing an eclectic body of monumental sculpture as well as drawing and painting focused around the celebration of the beauty and tragedy in life.

 

In more recent years, along with sculpting, she has communicated profound texts through her esoteric writings which she has channeled as a Clairaudient.  Her enlightened abilities make her one of the most unique and highly connected woman artists of our time.

 

MURAR is a citizen of both Canada and the United States and her work has been recognized in private collections, government institutions and within exhibitions across the globe, and yet she is virtually a hidden gem. 

 

From esoteric writings to grand sculptural works, the quote “creativity in art is an expression of a beautiful mind” embodies her life’s work.”


Formal Education:

MURAR has studied in Canada and the United States and has earned the following degrees.

 

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA

   O.A.C.A.U., (Advanced)

 

OHIO UNIVERSITY, ATHENS, OHIO U.S.A.

    M.F.A. Full Scholarship

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA U.S.A.

    B.A., Dean’s Lists, cum laude Graduate

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, SCARBOROUGH CAMPUS

    Department of English

 

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY COLLEGE, CALIFORNIA  U.S.A.

    

PIERCE COLLEGE, WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA  U.S.A.

 

MANKATO STATE COLLEGE, MINNESOTA  U.S.A.

 

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, MINNESOTA  U.S.A.


Awards & Achievements:

MURAR’s work can be found in the Government of Canada: Library and Archives (14 bronzes in the permanent collection in Gatineau Quebec),  •.  the University of Calgary / Special Collections : MacKimmie Library (drawings

and sculpture), •. Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Archives (medallions, plaques and sculpture), •. Home Children Canada  •  has Internationally Represented Canada : Juried - exhibitions and workshops in Finland, Sweden, Italy, England, across the United States and Canada, coast to coast, •. she has also worked with the late Dora de Pedery-Hunt and is a member of the International Federation of Medallists (F.I.D.E.M.), based in France.

Special Projects & Commissions:

•  NORVAL MORRISSEAU, OJIBWA ARTIST, “Norval Morrisseau Changing into Copper Thunderbird”,  “Ancestral Shaman”, “Journey into Astral Heaven”  •  “The Dream”  •  “The Boat Collectors”  •  LIFE FIGURE STUDIES, “Transcendence”,  “SHOA” - Charcoal on paper  •  “OLD MAN DELEA”, Portraits in Pencil, Catherine and Harry Delea, Stratford, ON.  •  “TALISMAN” Charcoal drawing, Lucinda Jones, Printmaker, Stratford, ON  •  CLAUDE NUNNEY, WWI, VC., Three dimensional bronze figure, David Lorente, Home Children Canada  •  “STRAYS INC.” Three dimensional animal figures - Series #20, Barry Tuddenham, Fergus, ON  •  PORTRAITS BAS-RELIEF, HIGH RELIEF, figurative, for the studio of Stewart Smith, New Hamburg, ON  •  ANGEL • “ENERGIES IN THE SKY”, Charcoal drawings, Series 1-118  •  “WE HERE ON EARTH”, Charcoal drawings, Series 1-24  •  ORIGINAL BAS-RELIEF PORTRAIT / DESIGNS, commercial retail sales  •  OUR GRANDCHILD, Three dimensional portrait, the Shaw family, Lamoni, Iowa, USA  •  ZACHARY PORTRAIT, BAS-RELIEF, the Bezzo family, Stratford, ON  •  PATRICK CREAN, Three dimensional bronze portrait, private commission on loan to the Stratford Festival Theatre  •   MAX HELPMANN, Actor, the Helpmann family, permanent collection of the Stratford Festival Theatre  •  BRIAN JACKSON, BAS-RELIEF Portraits, (Theatrical Designer), The Jackson Family  •  BUTCH BLAKE, Actor, Portrait, Festival Cricket Club, Stratford, ON  •  MAX HELPMANN ON STAGE, Portrait, John Neville, former Stratford Festival Artistic Director, Stratford, ON  •  STRATFORD FESTIVAL THEATRE ARMOURY PLAQUE, Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Stratford, ON  •  JEAN-PIERRE FOURNIER, SOCIETY OF BRITISH FIGHT DIRECTORS, Portraits, Jean-Pierre Fournier, Edmonton, Alberta, CA  •  ALBERT COLLUCCI, Three unique portraits, Alberto Collucci family, Toronto, ON  •  WILLIAM LEACH, AMERICAN POET, Portraits (6), University of Calgary, MacKimmie Library Collection, Calgary, Alberta  •  RIVER RUN PRESENTATION MEDALS, St.Marys River Run Committee, permanent collection, St.Marys Museum, St.Marys, ON  •  “THE MESSAGE SERIES”, Three dimensional sculpture featuring land forms, Series 1-10  •  “THE MERLIN SERIES”, Three dimensional portraits, Series 1-3  •  “MICHAEL”, Paintings, Series 1-10  •