Laila Muraywid was born in Damascus in 1956. A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Damascus and École nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, she has lived and worked in Paris since 1981.
A Photographer and a sculptor, she has created numerous collections of portable sculptures presented during various performances (Shoman Foundation, Galliera Museum, Institut du Monde Arabe). She has also created collections for Haute Couture: Jean-Louis Sherrer, Christian Lacroix and Torrente.
Her pictorial work can be found in public collections such as the British Museum, the Galliera Museum, Institut du Monde Arabe, the Jordan National Museum of Fine Arts, the Claude & France Lemand - IMA Fund, the Damascus Ministry of Culture, Al Mansouria Foundation, the Shoman Foundation, the Atassi Foundation, Musée Caudresien des Dentelles et Broderies, and in several private collections all over the world.
Mainly a sculptor, Laila Muraywid uses different performances to build a relationship between the human body and sculpture-to see it through different shades of light. Because the body is in constant movement and so is light, Muraywid is on a quest to reveal the human body through different shades of light and from different angles. To Muraywid, it is important to consider her work in relationship to light, space, and other bodies.