Molly Blumberg

Art Discipline: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Oct 28, 2024 to Nov 15, 2024

Molly Blumberg is an artist based in Chicago, IL.  She earned her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in fiber & material studies in 2020 and her BFA from the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in sculpture in 2012.  Trained as a sculptor and a papermaker, her work is grounded in an extreme engagement with materiality.  Through a playfully physical studio practice and a dedication to process based exploration, she explores how it feels to be a body.  Pulling from art-historical depictions of the female body and employing feminist practices of fragmentation and reassembling, she focuses on the phenomenology of a fleshy body that is a site of constant state change. Molly is a current HATCH resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition and has previously attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at the I-Park Foundation. She is is also an educator and a co-director of the artists-run-project, Abstract Lunch, which explores nontraditional curatorial formats and exhibitions for artists of all stages of their career regardless of medium or formal training.