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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is a painter, writer and teacher who grew up in Olympia, Washington and participated in Riot Grrl in her formative years. She attended the Evergreen State College in the 1990s. This introduced her to holistic structural ideas about aesthetics and politics. She worked in used bookstores and bars until her thirties, when she moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute for graduate school, and now she is working and grocery shopping and taking walks in Norfolk, Connecticut with her girlfriend and dog. She is opening her attention to weeds and perennials, pattern and repetition, difference, climate change, ecosystems, dolls, Victorian collage and textiles, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Gees Bend quilts, the effects of soul lag on humans, high theory, low theory, kitsch, Modernism, affect theory, coloring crayons, tissue paper, the parergon, tactility, Simone White, the color of the light in the bare woods, and the emotional landscapes of students, friends, colleagues and strangers alongside whom she lives. Also, she is a Senior Critic in Yale School of Art, Department of Painting and Printmaking.
She has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The 2014 Whitney Biennial, The Program at ReMap in Athens, Greece, Kadel Willborn in Karlsruhe, Germany and many others. In 2013 she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. She is a frequent guest lecturer at many schools across the country, including, in the past few years, Princeton University, The University of Texas at Austin, Cranbrook, University of Alabama, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Low Residency Program, and Columbia University. She will have a mid-career retrospective at the Blaffer in Houston this Fall. She is represented by Corbett vs Dempsey in Chicago and Rachel Uffner Gallery in NYC.
Fox Hysen was born in San Rafael, California in 1982, received her MFA from Yale University in 2015 and BFA from New York University in 2006. Solo exhibitions include Gallery 16 in San Francisco, The Suburban in Milwaukee and Soloway Gallery and Marcello Marvelli Gallery in New York. Hysen has been part of numerous group shows nationally and abroad including Capital and Et al. in San Francisco, Basilica Hudson, New York, Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Silberkuppe and Basso all in Berlin, Germany. She was visiting faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Spring 2020 and the AIR visiting faculty at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Spring 2019.
Hysen’s work oscillates between drawing, printmaking and painting -- a process in which making is shown to be thinking. Hysen’s visually diverse practice frames a space in painting for experimentation, confidence and doubt.