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Jessica Molnar

  • Alchemy
  • Book_o_dreams1
  • Book_o_dreams_inside_
  • Brkn_bdtime_stories2
  • Broken_bedtime_stories1
  • Evidence_front
  • Evidence
  • On_eggshells
  • Pop_up_book_front_
  • Pop_up_detail_
  • Trial_n_error
  • Edwards-alittlething
  • Armor
  • Choker
  • Chrysalis-detail
  • Comfort1


Birth year


Academy of Art University, San Francisco

artist-books, printmaking, bookarts, assemblage, collage, mixed-media




For as long as I can remember I have loved books. I love them as vessels of knowledge, imagination and history; the place to find answers. I love the intimate experience of being engrossed by a book. Books are engaging. I love them as objects; old or new, leather-bound or paperback... the smell and feel of the pages... the look of the exposed spines on a bookshelf. This bibliophilia asserts itself in just about everything I make. I have always considered myself something of a Luddite, drawn toward craft, the handmade, and the one-of-a-kind.

Much of my formal art training is in textile design, so pattern and texture play a large role in my work. I enjoy contrasting meticulous, finely crafted elements with happy accidents. I see this interplay as a dynamic element of life; forging ahead with free will and yet accepting the unexpected. Art making is meditative. I take it as an opportunity to focus on the process. It's a treasure hunt. Free association and synchronicity are in charge of this segment. I delight in watching the identity of the work reveal itself to me.

My work tends to be auto-biographical with a bent toward self-inquiry and inner transformation. As far as I can tell living, learning and making are utterly inseparable. I see life as art and the objects made as the evidence left behind.

Recent Exhibits

Jessica Molnar participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2011 Destruction of Innocence: A gothic photographic exhibition
The Owl and the Pussycat
curated with these artists
Jessica Molnar has curated with these artists:

various contributors
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Jessica Molnar has curated at these venues:

The Owl and the Pussycat
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