Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

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



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




Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, curated by Tyler Blackwell, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX 

Flim-Flam, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL


Learning Artist, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago


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


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


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


Chlorophyll Bluess, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL


Humours, Galerie Kadel Willborn, Karlsruhe, Germany

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

Negative Joy, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago


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


Scrying, Julius Ceasar, Chicago, IL

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

Laziest Girl in Town, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago


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

Fuck Nice, Marcus Brutus, Chicago, IL


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


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




feelings are facts, Poker Flats Gallery, Williamstown, MA


Turpentine, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC


Organic Archival, studio e, Seattle, WA 

Cart, Horse, Cart, curated by Michael Goodson, Lehman Maupin, New York, NY


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 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, 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

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

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

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




Artist in Residence, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL


Artist in Residence, Cannonball Residency, Miami, FL 


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


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




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


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


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

Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL


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


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


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

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


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


Undergraduate Instructor, Northwestern University Department of Art, Theory and 

Practice, Chicago IL



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

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


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


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


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


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

Visiting Artist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


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.


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




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

Gallery, New York, NY


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

School of Art, Norfolk CT


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


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

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



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

Pindell for exhibition catalogue by the same name


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


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, Cleveland, OH


“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


Figure/Ground, Possible Projects Publication


Catalog essay for Michelle Wasson: Frequently the Woods Are Pink


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




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


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

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

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

Peter Sundquist)


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

28 shows


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


Co-founder, Ladyfest 2000, Olympia, WA




Russeth, Andrew. “Six Superb Shows in New York: Jessi Reaves, Mimi Gross, Nolan Simon, ‘Strategic Vandalism,’ ‘Notebook,’ and Caroline Goe,” ARTnews, March 28.

Russeth, Andrew. “December: Ubu Trump, an Erotic Art Museum, Holiday Parties, and Au Courant Installations,” ARTnews, September 13.
Dillon, Noah. “Throbbing Heart: Queerness and abstract painting,” Two Coats of Paint, September 1.
Carey, Brainard. “Interview: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” WYBC Yale Radio, August 21.
Keeting, Zachary. “Molly Zuckerman Hartung, June 2018,” Gorky’s Granddaughter, July 16.


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)

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
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,
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.

Grabner, Michelle. “Molly Zuckerman-Hartung,” Artforum (October).
Myers, Terry R. “Molly Zuckerman Hartung @Rowley Kennerk Gallery,” Modern Painters
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).



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