Murrays work is highly sought after for both exhibition and collection and is held in public collections internationally. In 2003 he was awarded the premier award in the Ranamok Prize for contemporary glass. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa purchased work by David for the National Collection, and his work is represented in many of New Zealands international embassies. The National Business Review recently listed David Murray as one of the names to consider when investing in the applied arts.
Currently a full-time glass artist, David Murray came to the medium from a background in slip-cast ceramics. He studied at the School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, in the late 1980s and has attended workshops by leading New Zealand and international glass artists.