Molly Herman, C&C Art Teacher, in NYT's featured Gallery Show
Molly Herman, Lower School Art Teacher at City and Country School, appears with Sebastian Vallejo in "Making Their Mark," a two-person show at Amy Simon Fine Art, 1890 Post Road in Westport, Connecticut, featured in The New York Times Connecticut Metro Section this September.
Herman received her Masters in Fine Art-and a Graduate Fellowship-from the School of Visual Arts in New York, studying under Joan Snyder and Jake Berthot for her thesis. Since then, Herman has received several grants and awards, including the Lifetime Arts Grant from the Brooklyn Central Public Library, the Boynton Fellowship Grant from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award from SVA in New York.
In addition to making her a requested participant in panel discussions about the artist’s process, Herman’s work has allowed her to rub virtual elbows with stars on the silver screen: her paintings have appeared in Mad Men, the Devil Wears Prada, and Main in Manhattan.
Herman has participated in more than 19 group exhibitions and an astonishing 17 solo- and two-person exhibitions.
Herman's abstract work is grouped into such beautifully named collections as Bezold Effects, Circadian Rhythm and Silverpoint Series. Drawing influences from an eclectic number of things, including pattern and rhythm in nature; the alchemy of color; the parallel languages of poetry and music; the gestural movements of the body and brush in the act of painting, of her work Herman says, "The reason I paint is not to express my influences, but to paint through, and with luck, beyond them." To see more of Molly's work, visit her online.