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Culture Catalysts: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Get to know the work of a different Chicago-based thought leader each month. Meet the artists featured in our Chicago Works series and others who influence arts and culture in Chicago.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung’s innovative explorations of materials and process-based abstract painting make her one of Chicago’s most promising emerging artists. Chicago Works: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a museum and includes new paintings that incorporate collage, found objects, and sculptural elements in unexpected ways that push the work beyond traditional notions of painting. She has shown extensively in Chicago and New York City and has two upcoming solo shows at Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt, and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago. Currently an exhibition called Hysterical Sublime at Spazio Cabinet, Milan, features her paintings alongside the work of David Keating. Zuckerman-Hartung also edits a zine called Conflict and is codirector at Julius Caesar, an artist-run exhibition space in Chicago. She teaches at both The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. Zuckerman-Hartung is the third artist to be featured in MCA’s Chicago Works exhibition series.

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