Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Born 1975 in Los Gatos, CA

Grew up in Olympia, WA

Lives in Connecticut. Teaches at Yale.



2007 MFA, Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2005 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1998 BA, French (language, literature and philosophy), Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA



Learning Artist, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago (solo)

That being said, I’m oscillating between Comic Relief and Boundaries, Michael Jon & Alan, Detroit (solo)

Timeshare, Fiendish Plots, Lincoln, NE (solo)

Cameron Martin and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI

Dana DeGiulio & Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Queen, Lyles & King, New York, NY

Violet Fogs Azure Snot, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL (solo)

Chlorophyll Bluess, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL (solo)

Humours, Galerie Kadel Willborn, Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)

Chicago Works, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (solo)

Negative Joy, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago (solo)

Speak to my ass, the octopus is sick, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York (solo)

Hysterical Sublime, Spazio Cabinet, Milan, Italy (with David Keating)

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Important Projects, Oakland, CA (solo)

Scrying, Julius Ceasar, Chicago, IL (solo)

To fill a Gap, Insert the Thing that caused it, Riverside Arts Center, Chicago, IL (with Dana Degiulio)

Laziest Girl in Town, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago (solo)

Red Peter, Dominican University O’Connor Gallery, Chicago, IL (with Dana Degiulio)

Fuck Nice, Marcus Brutus, Chicago (solo)

An Erotics, Tunnel Room at John Connelly Presents, NY (solo)

Screwing or Sticking, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL (solo)

She-male Guitar Solo, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

Arrowspace, Olympia, WA (solo)

Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA (solo)


My Vicious Throbbing Heart, curated by Risa Puleo, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT 
Elaine, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York

Surfacing, James Harris Gallery, Seattle

Bluets, Burning in Water, New York

Whatever moves between us also moves the world in general, Murray Guy, New York

Sexting, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

Art in Residence Biennial, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Pipe Dream, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Riot Girrrls, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

REPRODUCTION, reproduction, UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, CA

Other Planes of There, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Listening and Making Sound, Poor Farm, Steuben, WI

Greetings from Lake Zwenkau, Fjord, Philadelphia, PA

Soft Architecture, Galerie Charim, Vienna, Austria

Great Poor Farm Experiment VI, Steuben, WI

The Whitney Biennial 2014, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Painting in the Expanded Field, Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Georgia Regents Univ., Athens, GA

Michelle Grabner: I Work From Home, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

The Program, ReMap4, curated by Michael Hall, Athens, Greece

The Digital Divide, Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

Wassup Painters, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Painter Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Changing States of Matter, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

Big Youth II, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany

The Whitney Houston Biennial, Murdertown Gallery, Chicago, IL

Perfectly Damaged, Derek Eller Gallery, NY

Unfold, Apart and Together, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL

A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

Nasty, Brutish and Short, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL

Irritable Abstraction, curated by Susanne Doremus, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

Group Show, Tony Wight, Chicago IL

Disaster Kitchen, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago IL

A Coupling, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Material Witness, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY

Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN

Violence, Exhibition Agency, Chicago IL

No Barrier Fun, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

ON PTG, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago

Tete-a-Clack, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel/ Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany

Thrashold, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL

Rettet Die Alten Kirschen Am Knappenberg, Jacky Strenz Gallery, Frankfurt

Point Vierge, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago IL

Still Wet, Julius Caesar, Chicago

Audio Tour, as Julius Caesar, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Group Show, curated by Justin Berry, Waymaker Gallery

Portraits, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Show, (as Benevedutta Magnarola) Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

Targeting Johns: The Influence of Jasper Johns, G2, Chicago, IL

Ha—and—lf, curated by Gilbert Rocha, Sound Art Space, Laredo, TX

No Legs, curated by Zak Prekop, Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL

Vomitorium, curated by Philip Von Zweck, Gallery 40000, Chicago,

Let’s Do Lunch, Chicago, IL

Balls Out,  Milwaukee, WI

Collaborative performance/painting piece, No Exit, Olympia, WA

(Curator) Hell is Other People, No Exit, Olympia, WA

Two person exhibition, The Arrowspace, Olympia, WA



Catalog essay for Carrie Schneider: Burning House  at Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL

“Do It Clean,” catalogue essay for Michelle Grabner: I Work From Home  at MOCA Cleveland

“The 95 Theses on Painting,” essay for Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Chicago Works  exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

“What is the Current that Presents a Long Line,” catalogue essay for Michelle Grabner, Inova, Milwaukee, WI

“Figure/Ground,” Possible Projects Publication

Catalog essay for Michelle Wasson Frequently the Woods Are Pink

“Notes on Susan Sontag,” published by Waymade Press



“Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden,” Contemporary Painting Symposium with Josh Smith, Mika Tajima, moderated by Maria Lind, New Museum, New York

Lecture, Cannonball, Miami, Florida

Visiting Artist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Critic, Yale University, Painting/Drawing Department

Panel Chair, Sensitive Instruments: A Painting Discussion, with Cora Cohen, Dana DeGiulio, Abigail DeVille, Susanne Doremus, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne McClelland, Deirdre O’Dwyer,Jennifer Packer, and Monique Prieto for the College Art Association’s annual conference (February)

Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow Winter Session (January)

Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Visiting Artist, University of Pennsylvania

Full-time Teaching Visiting Artist, AT & P Dept Northwestern University

Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, November

Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Chicago, November

Panel Member, ON PTG, with Carrie Moyer, Ann Craven, Susanna Coffey, Anoka Faruqee, Peter Halley, Thomas Lawson, Judy Ledgerwood, Rebecca Morris, Sabina Ott, Jon Pestoni, Scott Reeder, Molly Zuckerman Hartung and organized by Michelle Grabner for the College Art Association’s annual conference (February)

Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Multi-Level Painting, Chicago, IL (November)

Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow Summer School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI (August)

Visiting Artist, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (May)

Visiting Artist, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL (February)



Co-Founder of Julius Caesar, an artist-run exhibition space in Chicago. (with Dana DeGiulio, Diego Leclery, Colby Shaft and Hans Peter Sundquist)

Contributor to bdbbdb, online arts journal, Issues 1 and 3. Edited by Diego Leclery

Roadie - The Sex Worker’s Art Show Tour, a one-month tour with 28 shows.

Owner/Operator – No Exit, a gallery and performance venue in Olympia, WA

Co-Founder – Ladyfest 2000 (Olympia, WA)



Schwendener, Martha. “Dana DeGuilio and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Make an Emphatic Statement in ‘Queen’,” New York Times  (Jan 21, 2016)

MacMillan, Kyle. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” Art in America (May 16, 2014).

Darms, Lisa.
“In Conversation: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” Hyperallergic  (April 12, 2014).

Lins, Pam.
Interview with Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and Amy Sillman, catalog for the Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Blake, Kevin. “Painting Back to Shore: A Conversation with Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” Bad At Sports (March 5, 2014).

Foumberg, Jason. “Painter Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Doesn’t Make Pretty Art,” Chicago Magazine (February 6, 2014).

Foumberg, Jason. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” Modern Painters / Blouin Artinfo (January 1, 2014).

Valella, Marcos. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Chlorophyll Bluess,” The Miami Rail (Winter 2013).

Gabler, Jay. “Painter, Painter,” Critics’ Pick, Artforum (March 14, 2013).

Crosby, Eric. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” catalog essay for Painter, Painter, published by the Walker Art Center (February 2013).

Widholm, Julie Rodrigues. “How is Painting?” catalog essay for Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Chicago Works, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Grabner, Michelle. “Delicious Cake,” catalog essay for Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Chicago Works, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Cahill, Zachary. “Negative Joy,” Critics’ Pick, Artforum Online (February 2012).

Waxman, Lori. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Cathy Wilkes draw on strikingly similar themes in separate exhibitions,” Chicago Tribune (February 15, 2012).

Pearson, Laura “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” Time Out Chicago.

Ciezadlo, Janina. “Portrait of the Artist: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” Newcity (February 14, 2012).

Di Meo, Mia. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Corbett vs. Dempsey,” ArtSlant.

Valacchi, Maria. “Hysterical Sublime,” catalog essay for Hysterical Sublime, Cabinet Gallery (October 2011).

Galleries – Chelsea “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Anna Kustera,” The New Yorker (October 4, October 2011).

Smith, Roberta. “Varieties of Abstraction,” The New York Times (August 6, 2010).

McKinnon, John. Interview. FlashArt International (May/June).

Rondeau, James. “Emerging Artists,” Frieze (January).

Ruyter, Mia. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Julius Caesar,” Art Talk Chicago.

2008 Grabner, Michelle. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” Artforum (October).

Myers, Terry R. “Molly Zuckerman Hartung @Rowley Kennerk Gallery,” Modern Painters (July/August).

Eler, Alicia. “She-male Guitar Solo,” Time Out Chicago (April).

Wyant, Kaylee-Rae. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” FNews (April).

Gunn, Dan. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” New City (April).