Molly Murphy: Contemporary Native American Beadwork

November 1, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Award-winning Montana artist Molly Murphy has strong artistic roots arising from her Oglala-Lakota heritage.  Her bold and innovative beadwork concepts bring new relevance to traditional objects and styles.  She uses striking and daring colors to integrate mainstream cultural design into her work.  “I incorporate riskier ideas and techniques, while always keeping one foot firmly rooted in ageless methods and materials”, says Murphy.  Murphy earned two prestigious awards in 2009, an Artist’s Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council and Best of Show from the Heard Museum in Phoenix.