Molly Gambardella is an up and coming American artist who works in 2D and 3D media. She graduated from Paier College of Art with a BFA in illustration in 2017. Molly continues to receive commissions and show work internationally. Most recently Molly sold one of her lichen inspired sculptures at SCOPE Miami Beach, 2019. Molly’s work has been featured in The Jealous Curator blog, 3x3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly Journal, Girl Talk Art Magazine, Business Insider Art, among others. Molly currently works from her studio at West River Arts in New Haven, Connecticut.

"I create things to battle shame with the intention of spreading joy in order to better face the challenges, darkness and the injustices of the world around us.“

Molly Gambardella 

info@mollygambardella.com

www.mollygambardella.com

West River Arts, 909 Whalley Ave, Studio #212, New Haven, CT

Education

 

2017 BFA in Illustration, Summa Cum Laude, Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

2012 Diploma, Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT

2012 Diploma, North Haven High School, North Haven, CT

2011 Rhode Island School of Design pre-college, Industrial Design, Providence, RI 

 

Publications

2019 3x3 International Magazine, 2019 Directory

2019 Creative Quarterly Journal No. 56

2018 DabArt, Click Bate Quarterly Art Journal, Ventura, CA

2018 3x3 International Magazine, Annual No.15

2018 Creative Quarterly Journal, No.50 & No.51

2017 Baycrest Foundation, Commemorative Catalogue 

2017 Girl Talk Art Magazine

2017 3x3 International Magazine No.14 

Exhibitions

 

Solo

2017 Lumas Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto

2017 Lotta Studio, New Haven, CT

2016 JB Limited, New Haven, CT

 

Group

2020 Architectural Digest Design Show, NYC, New York (postponed)

2020 Ely Center of Contemporary Art, “Witchy”, New Haven, CT

2019 SCOPE, represented by GalleryLabs, SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion, Miami Beach, Florida

2019 Boston Art Gallery, Boston Art, Boston, MA 

2019 "Sanctuary Cities and the Politics of the American Dream", Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2019 Art Market: Hamptons, The Bridgehampton Museum, Bridgehampton, NY

2019 Mail Art Exhibition, “Before After”, Lotta Studio, New Haven CT

2019 Kehler Liddell Gallery, 3rd Annual Juried Show, 2 0 2 0, New Haven, CT

2019 Third Annual Nasty Women CT Exhibition, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT

2018 City-Wide Open Studios, Westville Weekend, West River Arts,, New Haven, CT

2018 City-Wide Open Studios Opening Reception, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

2018 City-Wide Open Studios, Alternative Space, West Campus, West Haven, CT

2018 "Nothing Rhymes with Orange", Lotta Studio, New Haven, CT

2018 The Brain Project, The Baycrest Foundation, Toronto Canada

2018 Kehler Liddell Gallery, "How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?", New Haven, CT

2018 ART25, "Peace by Peace" New Haven, CT

2018 ART25, Anchor Spa, New Haven, CT

2018 Student Scholarship Exhibit, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

2017 City-Wide Open Studios, Alternative Space, New Haven, CT

2017 Kehler Liddell Gallery, "One Planet One Home", New Haven, CT 

2017 First Annual Nasty Women CT Exhibition, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT

2017 The Brain Project, The Baycrest Foundation, Toronto Canada 

2016 City-Wide Open Studios Armory Weekend, Goffe Street Armory, New Haven, CT

2016 City-Wide Open Studios Opening Reception, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

2016 Student Scholarship Exhibit, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

2016 Spring Student Show, Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT 

2016 22nd Leonardo Challenge, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden, CT

2015 Fall Student Show, Paier College of Art, Hamden CT

2015 City-Wide Open Studios Opening Reception, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

2015 City-Wide Open Studios Armory Weekend, Goffe Street Armory, New Haven, CT

2015 Spring Student Show, Paier College of Art, Hamden CT

2015 21st Leonardo Challenge, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden, CT

Teaching Experience

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2019-Current, Adjunct Professor, Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

2016-Current, Substitute Visual Arts Teacher, Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT

2016 Assistant Visual Arts Teacher, Educational Center for the Arts, ArtsLink Grant, New Haven, CT

 

Work Experience

2019-Current, DaSilva Gallery & Frameshop, New Haven, CT

2016-2018, Yale School of Drama, Interim Properties Stock Manager, New Haven, CT

2015-2016, Yale School of Drama, Undergraduate Delivery Assistant, New Haven, CT

2016 Scenic Painter, Beauty and the Beast, West Hartford Summer Arts Festival, West Hartford, CT

2016 Scenic Painter, Wizard of Oz, Walsh Intermediate Middle School, North Branford, CT

2016 Scenic Painter, Pops and Jazz, Hall High School, West Hartford, CT

2016 Freelance Screen Printer, MECA, North Haven, CT

2015 Scenic Painter, Twelfth Night, Elm Shakespeare, New Haven, CT

2014 Scenic Painter, Pericles, Elm Shakespeare, New Haven, CT

2014 3D Paper Illustrator, Yale Project Storefront, Hull’s, New Haven, CT

2013 3D Paper Illustrator, Yale Project Storefront, Claire’s Cornercopia, New Haven, CT

2010 Art Studio Assistant, Leila Daw Art Studio, Erector Square, New Haven, CT

2010 ArtSpace Internship, Caroline Salas, New Haven, CT

 

Awards

2018 - Silver Medal, 3x3 International Magazine 

2017 - People's Choice Award in partnership with Lumas, The Brain Project

2016 - Student Scholarship Competition, Society of Illustrators

Commissions

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2019 - Private Art Commission, Caloplaca Lichen (orange) (2/15), 60 x 60 x 8 in; 152.5 x 152.5 x 20.5 cm, silk, cotton, wood, epoxy, New Haven, CT

2019 - Private Art Commission, Caloplaca Lichen (orange) (1/15), 60 x 60 x 8 in; 152.5 x 152.5 x 20.5 cm, silk, cotton, wood, epoxy, New Haven, CT

2019 - Private Art Commission, Color Blind (3/5), 3-D sculpture, 12 x 15 x 5 in;30 x 38 x 13 cm, colored pencils, wood, México City, México

2018 - Public Art Commission, Caloplaca Lichens (green, pink and purple), 72 x 72 x 8 in; 183 x 183 x 20 cm, Convene, 3-D sculptures, silk, cotton, wood, adhesive, Chicago, USA

 

2018 - Public Art Commission, Acri, 17 × 22 × 3 in; 41.8 × 55.9 × 7.6 cm, colored pencils, fiberglass, silicone, Toronto, Canada

 

2018 - Private Art Commission, Global Pathology Services Logo, 3-D sculpture, colored pencils, wood, Kingdom of Bahrain

 

2017 - Public Art Commission, Vitale, The Brain Project, 14 × 13 × 19 in; 35.6 × 33 × 48.3 cm, colored pencils, fiberglass, silicone, Toronto, Canada

 

2017 - Private Art Commission, Color Blind (2/5), 3-D sculpture (12 x 15 x 5 inches), colored pencils, wood, Brussels, Belgium

2016 - Private Art Commission, Color Blind (1/5), 3-D sculpture (12 x 15 x 5 inches), colored pencils, wood, Florida, USA

Selected Bibliography

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Brian Slattery, “Ely Center Casts a Spell”, New Haven Independent, March, 2020

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/ely_witchy/

 

Danielle Kyrsa, “Molly Gambardella”, The Jealous Curator, December, 2019

https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2019/12/11/molly-gambardella/

 

Lucy Gellman, “Molly Gambardella Blooms into Fall” The Arts Paper, October, 2019

https://www.newhavenarts.org/arts-paper/articles/molly-gambardella-blooms-into-fall

 

Thomas Breen, "Window Art Transforms Vacant Storefronts", New Haven Independent, August, 2019

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/vacant_store_art/

Brian Slattery, “Nasty Women Get Divine”, New Haven Independent, March, 2019

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/nasty_women_divinity_school/

 

Sam Carlson, “Snail Market Takes it Slow”, New Haven Independent, February, 2019

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/westville_rt_at_a_snails_pace/

 

E.A. McMullan, “Artists Reclaim Orange” New Haven Independent, August, 2018

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/artists_reclaim_orange/

 

Renata, "Color Blind: Colorful Pencil Sculpture By Molly Gambardella" Bored Panda, November 2018. https://www.boredpanda.com/pencil-sculpture-color-blind-molly-gambardella/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

 

Susan Dunne, "Artists Take On Global Warming In 'One Planet, One Home", Hartford Courant, May, 2017

https://www.courant.com/ctnow/arts-theater/hc-climate-change-exhibit-0510-20170510-story.html

Emily Grimson, "Amazing Art", Girl Talk Art Magazine, January 2017

Chelsea Pineda, "This Statue is Made Out of Colored Pencils", Business Insider Art, January 24, 2017.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/artist-statue-colored-pencils-2017-1

"From Contemporary to Modern Art: 6 Artists That are Leading the Way" WixBlog, November 2016.

http://www.wix.com/blog/2016/11/6-artists-that-are-leading-the-way/

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