MOLLY GARRETT

molly [at] molly-garrett.com

EDUCATION

Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)

August 2010 – May 2015 (Kansas City, MO)
Major in Art History / Major in Animation

University of Tasmania – Hobart

February 2013 – August 2013 (Hobart, AUS)
Semester Exchange Program

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 Co-Director and Curator, PLUG Projects, Kansas City MO

2015-2017 Interactive Designer, GPS Impact, Kansas City MO

2017 Panel Discussion, Radical Visibility for Midwest LGBTQ+ Arts Organizers, Front/Space, Kansas City MO

2016-2017 Producer, Private Birthday Party, Documentary directed by Michael Boles and Kevin Schowengerdt

2017 Graphics and Compositing, PigPen by Slothrust, music video directed by CJ Riehl & Emmy Kenny

2016 Lead Animation and Compositing, Horseshoe Crab by Slothrust, music video directed by CJ Riehl & Emmy Kenny

2016 Instructor, Metamorphosis Animation, KCAI: School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Kansas City MO

2015 Assistant Instructor, Pre-College Animation Class, KCAI, Kansas City MO

2015 Internship, Exhibition Management, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

2015 Internship, Animation & Motion Design, HINT, Kansas City MO

2015 Studio Assistant, Benjamin Meade, Corticrawl Productions, Kansas City MO

2014 Tour Ambassador, Department of Admissions, KCAI, Kansas City MO

2013 Assistant Curator, Studios Inc:2013 Group Exhibition, The Studios Inc, Kansas City MO

2012 Exhibition Internship, The Studios Inc, Kansas City MO

2012 Coordinator, Studios Inc:2012 Group Exhibition, The Studios Inc, Kansas City MO

FESTIVALS / SCREENINGS

2017 Festival, KC Contemporary Music Festival, The Bauer, Kansas City MO

2017 Curated Screening, Soft Center: Films from the Midwest, Mechanical Eye Microcinema, Asheville NC

2017 Curated Screening, Soft Center: Films from the Midwest, Cellular Cinema, Minneapolis MN

2016 Festival, Illumaphonic, La Esquina, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City MO

2015 Festival, Frame by Frame, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

2014 Festival, Animation Block Party, Experimental Films Program, New York NY

2014 Festival, Please Hold Magazine, Somebody’s Reality, St. Louis MO

2014 Group Television Screening, CinemaKC, Kansas City MO

2014 Double Feature Screening, Phantasmagoria & Cottontail Premiere, Screenland Theater at Crown Center, Kansas City MO

2013 Festival, Middle of the Map, KCAI Animated Shorts Block, Kansas City MO

EXHIBITIONS / RESIDENCIES

2017 Group Exhibition, Against The Screen, La Esquina, Kansas City MO

2017 Solo Exhibition, 12 frames, Thrive Studio, Kansas City MO

2015-2017 Residency, Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency, Kansas City MO

2016 Group Exhibition, Fresh: KCAI Alumni, Epsten Gallery, Kansas City MO

2016 Group Exhibition, Flat File & Digital File, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City MO

2016 Group Exhibition, The One Thing That Can Save America, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City MO

2015 Solo Exhibition, A Theory of Human Motivation, Vulpes Bastille Gallery, Kansas City MO

2014 Group Exhibition, Progress & Prosperity, Vulpes Bastille Gallery, Kansas City MO

2013 Solo Exhibition, A Fugue State, Rag and Bone Gallery, Kansas City MO

HONORS / PRESS

2017 Press, “When Viewing Molly Garrett’s Artwork, Consider This”, Yisa Fermin for Informality, August 28 2017

2017 Press, “Exclusive: Slothrust Premiere Sweet New Video For “Pigpen”, Autostraddle, June 2 2017 (graphics & compositing on project)

2016 Press, “Progressive Groups Team Up to Hit Trump with 6 New Ads”, USA Today, July 12 2016 (lead animator on project)

2016 Press, “The Deadliest Weapon Against Donald Trump? His Own Words”, The Washington Post, July 12 2016 (lead animator on project)

2016 Press, “Fresh: KCAI Alumni at The Epsten Gallery”, KC Studio, September 30 2016

2016 Press, “Not Your Average Gallery”, KC Metropolis, September 6 2016

2016 Press, “Slothrust – Horseshoe Crab Video”, Stereogum, August 11 2016 (lead animator on project)

2016 Press, Quench Your Thirst for More Slothrust with Their New Video for “Horseshoe Crab”, Noisey by Vice, August 10 2016 (lead animator on project)

2016 Press, Slothrust – Horseshoe Crab (Music Video, Live Video), Heartbreaking Bravery, August 11 2016 (lead animator on project)

2015 Academic Award, 1st Place Art History Paper, Art History Symposium, Kansas City Art Institute, March 2015, Kansas City, MO

2015 Academic Award, Dean’s List, Kansas City Art Institute, Fall 2010 – Present, Kansas City, MO 2014

2014 Interview, Director’s Interview of Phantasmagoria, CinemaKC, Spring 2014, Kansas City, MO 2013

2013 Review, A Fugue State, 8 1⁄2 X 11, Issue #2 – Spring/Fall 2013, Kansas City, MO

2013 Review, A Fugue State, The Bohemian, Oct. 2013, Kansas City, MO

2013 Grant Recipient, Phantasmagoria, Warwick Scholars, Nov. 2013, Kansas City, MO

2013 Studio Visit, Sleeptalk Studios, Hello Art!, City Ice, Kansas City, MO