Molly Kaderka

Bio

Molly Kaderka’s work is inspired by her deep interest in natural phenomena and in human and earth history. Intrigued by both astronomy and geology, Kaderka searches out and observes moments in the natural world, like the night sky, as well as geological specimens, and human artifacts, in order to translate them into compelling visual images. Through a process of drawing that involves highly detailed layers of marks, Kaderka imbues these objects with an enigmatic yet physical presence that communicates to the viewer the larger mystery they represent.

Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Spray Booth Gallery and Kiosk Gallery in Kansas City and in group shows at the First Street Gallery (NY), Manifest Gallery (OH), Kimball Arts Center (UT), The Jones Center at the Austin Museum of Art (TX), and other galleries in Kansas City. She has received numerous awards, grants and scholarships for visual arts, including an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC 2016, a Merit Grant and four-week residency from Vermont Studio Center in 2016, the first place award in the 2011 Lester Goldman Drawing Competition, a two-year artist residency from the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project, and a four-year merit scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. She also received an award from the Austin American Statesman Excellence in Writing Scholarship Competition in May 2006.

Kaderka received her BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2011 and her MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI

2016 What Remains, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014 Sacred Spaces, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 In the Frame, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013 Lovely Lonely, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  Systems Processing, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Allendale, MI

2018  Rural|Urban Invitational, The Volland Store, Flint Hills, KS

2018  Illustration Faculty Exhibition, ISB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2018  Classical Beauty, Curated by Jamilee Lacy, Providence Galleries at Providence College, Providence, RI

2018  Counter Narratives: Geographies of the Unfamiliar, Curated by Sara Reisman, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York City, NY

2018  Summer Faculty Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2018  RISD Thesis Exhibition, Providence Convention Center, Providence, RI

2018  Discover, Brown University, Providence, RI

2018 Desire Lines, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2017 Lost and Found, Gelman Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2017 Dismantled, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2017 Morgan Lehman, New York City, NY

2017 Summer 2017, Haw Contemporary,  Kansas City, MO (details)

2017 Painting Graduate Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2017 Salted, Wrong Gallery, Providence, RI

2017 Young Painters Competition, Hiestand Galleries at Miami University, Miami, OH

2016 Painting Department Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2016 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2016 Ignoble In Between, Site: Lab, Grand Rapids, MI

2015 Strange Paradise, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Young Painters Competition, Hiestand Galleries at Miami University, Miami, OH

2014 The Nude, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2014 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2014 Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO             

2014 Sunday Painter, Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

2013 Urban Suburban, Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Overland Park, KS

2013 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY             

2013 Relevant Exhibition, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

2013 Five by Seven, The Jones Center at the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

2012 Observation/Hypothesis/Experiment: Studio Residents Show, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO                                                              

2012 Curatorial Studies, Subterranean Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012 Small Paintings Exhibition, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

2012 Relevant Exhibition, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

2012 Tangents & Detours, Town Pavilion: Urban Culture Project Space, Kansas City, MO

2012 Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2012 Five x Seven, AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, TX

2012 Now Knowing, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2012 XOXO, The Art Vault in the Live Stock Exchange, Kansas City, MO

2012 XOXO, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 An Exquisite Corpse, 3A Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 2011 Lester Goldman Drawing Competition, Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO              

2011 Relevant 2011 Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

2011 America Now and Here: Artist Corps, Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition, Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

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