Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Born 1975 in Los Gatos, CA. Grew up in Olympia, WA
Lives in Norfolk, CT. 

 

EDUCATION

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

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017

Learning Artist, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2016

That being said, I’m oscillating between Comic Relief and Boundaries, Michael Jon & 

Alan, Detroit

Timeshare, Fiendish Plots, Lincoln, NE

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

2015

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

REPRODUCTION, Reproduction, curated by Joanna Szupinska, (with Felix Gonzales-Torres and Rodney McMillian), UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside CA

2014

Violet Fogs Azure Snot, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

2013

Chlorophyll Bluess, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL

2012

Humours, Galerie Kadel Willborn, Karlsruhe, Germany

Chicago Works: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Negative Joy, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2011

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

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

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Important Projects, Oakland, CA

2010

Scrying, Julius Ceasar, Chicago, IL

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

2009

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

Fuck Nice, Marcus Brutus, Chicago, IL

2008

An Erotics, Tunnel Room at John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Screwing or Sticking, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

She-male Guitar Solo, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003

The Pigment To Say What She Did, Arrowspace, Olympia, WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018

Ten Years, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Bang On, Divine Hammer, curated by Jenna Pirello, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

My Vicious Throbbing Heart, curated by Risa Puleo, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT 
2017

Elaine, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY

Surfacing, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

Bluets, Burning in Water, New York, NY
Contra, University of Arkansas Gallery, Fayetteville AR

2016

Riot Girrrls, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

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

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

2015

If Not Now, When?, Duet, St. Louis MO

Greetings from Lake Zwenkau, Fjord, Philadelphia, PA
Other Planes of There, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Listening and Making Sound, Poor Farm, Steuben, WI

Soft Architecture, Galerie Charim, Vienna, Austria

2014

The Great Poor Farm Experiment VI, Manawa, 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 University, 

Athens, GA

We Should Talk to Each Other, The Cloud and I, Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Georgia Regents

University, Augusta GA

2013

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

The Program, ReMap4, curated by Michael Hall, Athens, Greece
Wassup Painters, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2012

The Digital Divide , Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

2011

Perfectly Damaged, Derek Eller Gallery, NY

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

A Painting Show, organized by Laura Raicovich and Jesse Washburne-Harris, 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 Gallery, 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

2010

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

ON PTG, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago

2009

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

2008

Thrashold, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
Rettet Die Alten Kirschen Am Knappenberg, Jacky Strenz Gallery, Frankfurt, DE

Point Vierge, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago IL
Still Wet, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
Audio Tour, as Julius Caesar, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Group Show, curated by Justin Berry, Waymaker Gallery, Online

Portraits, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Show (as Benevedutta Magnarola), Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
2007

Targeting Johns: The Influence of Jasper Johns, Gallery Two, Chicago, IL

Ha__and__If, curated by Gilbert Rocha, Sound Art Space, Laredo, TX
No Legs, curated by Zak Prekop, Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006

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

Balls Out,  curated by Ezara Hoffman & Christian Rieben, Milwaukee, WI

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2018

Artist in Residence, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL

2015

Artist in Residence, Cannonball Residency, Miami, FL 

2013

Recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, New York, NY

2014

Full Scholarship, Ox-Bow Fall Session Residency, Saugatuck, MI

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2018-2016

Lecturer, full time, graduate and undergraduate, Yale School of Art, New Haven,
CT

2017

Summer Course, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck MI

2017-2013

Adjunct, Graduate and Undergraduate, including low res faculty, School of the Art 

Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2016-2014

Critic, graduate and undergraduate, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2015 

Winter Course, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck MI

2013-2012

Visiting Artist - full time faculty appointment, graduate and undergraduate, 

Northwestern University Department of Art, Theory and Practice, Chicago IL

2013-2007 

Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2012-2008 

Undergraduate Instructor, Northwestern University Department of Art, Theory and 

Practice, Chicago IL

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, AND PANELS
2018

Visiting Artist, Low Residency MFA Program, The School of the Art Institute of 

Chicago, invited by Gregg Bordowitz, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist, Graduate Seminar, Columbia University, invited by David Humphrey, New 

York, NY

Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas, invited by Marc Ethan Mitchell, Fayetteville, AR

Visiting Artist, Evergreen State College, invited by Shaw Osha, Olympia, WA
Visiting Artist, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, invited by Sam Messer, 

Norfolk, CT
2017

Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, invited by Richard Galling, 

Milwaukee WI

McKinney Visiting Artist, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Visting Artist, University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

NYU Visiting Artist Series, NYU Tisch School of Visual Arts, New York NY

Visiting Artist, CSU Bakersfield, invited by Matt Rich, Bakersfield CA

Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art, Portland ME

Visiting Artist in Residence, Norfolk Summer School of Art, invited by Sam Messer, 

Norfolk CT

2016

Visiting Artist, Princeton University, invited by Pam Lins, Princeton NJ

Visiting Artist, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Visiting Artist, Western Carolina University, invited by Ron Laboray, Cullowhee NC

Visiting Artist, Norfolk Summer School of Art, invited by Sam Messer, 

Norfolk CT

2015

Panelist, From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again, with Josh Smith and Mika 

Tajima, moderated by Maria Lind, New Museum, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Hoffberger School of Painting and Mt. Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, invited by Joan Waltemath, Baltimore, MD

Panelist, Painting and Its Humors Symposium, University of Chicago, hosted by the
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and featuring William Pope.L, Suellen
Rocca and Lauren Berlant

Visiting Artist, University of Nebraska, invited by Sarah Berkeley, Lincoln NE

Visiting Artist, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, invited by Chris Cook, Omaha NE

2014

Opening night speaker, We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I, Georgia Regents 

University, August GA

Visiting Artist, Jacksonville University Low-Res MFA, Jacksonville, FL

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

2013

Visiting Artist, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Visiting Artist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2010

Visiting Artist, Washington University, invited by Michael Byron, St. Louis, MO

Visiting Artist, University of Illinois at Chicago, invited by Lorelei Stewart, Chicago, IL

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, and Scott Reeder. Organized by Michelle Grabner for the College Art 

Association’s annual conference.

2009

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

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

Visiting Artist, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Visiting Artist, Harold Washington College, Chicago IL

 

PERFORMANCES

2018

Long-Winded, a three hour performative lecture on the history of painting, Canada

Gallery, New York, NY

2016

Such Wet Eyes, a four hour performative lecture on the history of painting, Norfolk 

School of Art, Norfolk CT

2017

Reader in Moby Dick, a reading of the novel in front of Frank Stella’s Moby Dick  

Paintings, during the Stella retrospective, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New 

York, NY

2011

Disaster Kitchen, a three hour endurance performance as Lucille Ball/Marie Antoinette 

within a group exhibition, Dock 6 Collective in Chicago, IL 

 

PUBLICATIONS / WRITING
2017

What Remains To Be Seen, contributor to published panel discussion on Howardena 

Pindell for exhibition catalogue by the same name

2015

Zigzag Tunnel, catalogue essay for Fox Hysen’s Tournesol catalog at Headlands Center 

for the Arts, Marin CA

Writing Women Notes on Reading Women, catalogue essay for Carrie Schneider’s hybrid    

artist book publication by Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

(The 95 Theses on Painting,) a text on the occasion of Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: 

Chicago Works exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011

Figure/Ground, Possible Projects Publication

2010

Catalog essay for Michelle Wasson: Frequently the Woods Are Pink

2009

“Notes on Susan Sontag,” published by Waymade Press
Contributor to bdbbdb, online arts journal, Issues 1 and 3. Edited by Diego Leclery.

 

CURATORIAL AND OTHER PROJECTS

2018

Color Mixing, co-Curated with Fox Hysen at Soul Deep Non-Expo, Shelton CT

2015 

Listening and Making Sound, co-Curated with Nicholas Frank, The Great Poor  

Farm Experiment IIV, Manawa WI
2013-2008
Co-Founder of Julius Caesar, an artist-run exhibition space in 

Chicago (with Dana DeGiulio, Diego Leclery, Colby Shaft, and Hans 

Peter Sundquist)

2003

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

28 shows

2004-2002

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

2000-1999

Co-founder, Ladyfest 2000, Olympia, WA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Hysen, Fox, “Mountains of Books,” an artist book produced on the occasion of Learning
Artist, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Johnson, Elizabeth “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Learning Artist” Delicious Line 

(December 6)

Press, Clayton. “Learning Artist: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung at Rachel Uffner Gallery,”
Forbes (November 6, 2017)
Billard, Jillian and Abrams, Loney. “6 Artists to Watch This November,” Artspace
(November 3, 2017)
Pocaro, Alan “Beauty in Search of Meaning” New City (April 6)

Thorn, Bruce “Jennifer Jason Leigh at Corbett vs Dempsey,” Neoteric Art (April 20)
2016

Schwendener, Martha. “Dana DeGuilio and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Make an Emphatic
Statement in ‘Queen’,” New York Times  (Jan 21, 2016)
2014

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).
2013

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).
2012

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.
2011

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).
2010

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).

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO

DePaul University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN