Art and Photo CV (and contact info)

David Molnar

oddlittleworld@gmail.com   

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OBJECTIVE

     To find a permanent position where I can bring my many years of work and study to bear, whether in an educational, museum, or nonprofit organization.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

     Current work is an investigation into the generative and critical potential of historic techniques; reshaping and defining new contemporary modes of image production - asking what could contemporary photography be if we recuperate so called ‘obsolescent’ processes.

     Pedagogy includes stressing the integration of technical approaches, theoretical underpinnings, and personal inspiration and investigation, all within the larger constructs of the modern contemporary art community.

EDUCATION

     University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

           MFA; with Merit - Contemporary Art Practice 2014 - 2016

     Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA  MFA In Photography 2011 - 2012 Completed one year

     College of Visual Arts, St. Paul MN, 1993-97 BFA: Photography, with emphasis

           on studio work, technique, and history.

     Evergreen State College, Olympia WA, 1992-93: My course studied psychology and

            cultural anthropology through interpretation of old folk tales and modern psychoanalysis.

     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, 1991-92: Astronomy, Russian Language

EMPLOYMENT

     Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Gallery invigilator/demographics and workshop instructor.

     Edinburgh College of Art, Workshop Instructor 2015-2016 Implemented and instructed alternative photo workshops for undergraduates and acted as consultant for the expansion of the department to include these techniques.

     Minneapolis Photo Center, Workshop Instructor, 2012 - 2013. Developed and led several different workshops in alternative technique.

     Brass & Bellows, 2012 - 2013. Brass & Bellows was my own studio/gallery. I specialized in workshops, tintype portraits, and custom alternative printing. I also curated two unique and successful shows of current alternative photographic practices.

     College of Visual Arts, Visiting Artist/Teaching Assistant, 2010, 2012 Led demonstrations and offered critique at the invitation of department chair.

     Procolor, Photo Lab Tech, 1999-2000. Custom and machine color print technician.

     Gerard's Photo/Digigraphics, Photo Lab Tech. 1998-99. Custom and

machine color print technician and customer service.

     Olausen Studio, Assistant, Summer 1997.

     D. Molnar Photography, Photographer. 1995-97.

     College of Visual Arts, Lab Tech. 1995-97. Darkroom cleaning and maintenance, chemistry preparation and disposal.

ACHIEVEMENTS

      MCBA/ Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series IV: October 2012 - November 2013  I was selected to take part in the Jerome Book Arts Mentorship program through the MN Center for Book Arts.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

     Over 20 years photographic experience and well versed in traditional B&W, color, historic processes, and digital photography as well as the history of photography and its theories and technologies.

SELECTED SHOWS/COLLECTIONS/PUBLICATION

Exhibitions

2016

University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show. Edinburgh, Scotland

2015

Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland

2014

“‘afterimage’ - life after the death of photography” Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2013

“Day and Night” solo show, Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater, MN

“Wonderland Revisited”, MCBA, Minneapolis, MN

Jerome Mentorship Series IV, Book Arts Mentorship, MCBA, Minneapolis, MN

2012

“Annual MFA Competition”, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

“Alternative Processes”, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

“Poetic Objects”, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

“AIB Alternative”, PanOpticon Gallery, Boston, MA

“Plastic Camera”, Rayko Photo, San Francisco, CA

2011

“ALIVE!” French Pinhole Center, 5th Annual International Pinhole exhibition, Paris, France; Barcelona, Spain.

2010

The F-Stops Here, Minneapolis Photo Center, MInneapolis, MN

Alternative Process, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

Publications

Gum Printing: A Step-By-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, Christina Z. Anderson, Routledge, Fall, 2016 (2017 publishing date)

The Photo Review Competition Issue, 2012

Automotive Atrocities - the cars we love to hate, Eric Peters, Motorbooks, 2004

Collections - Harvard University - Permanent collection Harvard Medical.