Gina Casolaro Murray, a professional artist for over thirty years, has shown her work nationally in galleries, the Montgomery Art Museum, the Washington State Museum of Art and in juried shows though out her career. She earned a Master’s Degree in Studio Art, a Ph.D. in Adult Education and taught at a local university. Gina has curated and juried numerous exhibitions as a gallery manager for over five years as well as in her role as president of the Women’s Art Caucus Palouse Chapter for two years.
During a five-year apprenticeship with a European master carver, she honed her carving skills to the strong sensuous style present in her creations today. Inspired by the glass movement in the Pacific Northwest, she studied at Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle to develop expertise in a new medium. She continues to explore new themes in her creations using kiln formed glass.