Molly Gambardella is an up and coming artist based in New Haven, Connecticut. Primarily working with installations, interactive art, 2D and 3D media, Molly continues to receive commissions and show work both internationally and across the continental US. Most recently, Molly was invited to The Wild Artist Residency at Theano Point, Ontario.
Molly’s work has been featured in several publications, including: Create Magazine, Business Insider Art, Girl Talk Art Magazine, The Jealous Curator blog, 3x3 Magazine, among others. Her piece "Color Blind" continues to go viral on Instagram and other social media platforms. In 2019 Molly was awarded “100 Best Artists” from Creative Quarterly.
Molly's work was most recently seen at SCOPE, in Miami Beach, and her newest installation "Proboscis Paradise" can be seen at the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens throughout this Summer, 2021.
Molly is a BFA graduate of Paier College of Art and is currently an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
My work is about: patterns, round things, pops of bright color, a sense of abundance. Things that are lush, that are multi-textured, that have a sense of multicolor or multiplicity. 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.
I am inspired by both cultural and biological diversity. My work continues to evolve into a celebration of everything on this planet however big or small and highlighting their self organizing capacities.
By taking small items that were either discarded, mass produced, or both, I create a process by balancing play with structure. What started as an instinctive meditative process developed into a way to communicate and contribute to our cultural commons. My choice to use small items in order to create a larger image comes from my personal experiences of being part of a collective; It embodies diversity and the freedom to stay alive.