(b. 1977; lives and works in Washington, DC)


2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2004 MFA, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2000 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1999 BA, magna cum laude, Queens College, Charlotte, NC
1997-98 Visiting Student, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, England

Solo Exhibitions

2020 The Marginalia Archive, Gambrell Center for the Arts, Queens University, Charlotte, NC
2017 Excerpts, Cody Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
2015 The Marginalia Archive, Flashpoint, Washington, DC
2015 This document, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2013 The Marginalia Archive, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2012 The Proto-History of the Internet, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Translation, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Translation, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2008 The world is full of objects, Mireille Mosler Ltd., New York, NY
2007 The Real Object, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Gentle Reader, Transformer, Washington, DC
2006 They go on telling you just the same thing forever, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2005 Anything we have not had to decipher on our own does not belong to us, JET Artworks, Washington, DC
2003 collecting/cataloguing/recording/seeing, The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC

Two & Three-Person Exhibitions

2022 Take the Long Way Home, Project: ARTspace, New York, NY. With Eric Ramos Guerrero and Jennifer May Reiland. Curated by Julie McKim
2022 Conference Call: Baxter Koziol and Molly Springfield, Skowhegan, New York, NY. Curated by Michael Scoggins
2018 Deep Dive, WAS Gallery, Bethesda, MD. With Suzanne Gold and Sandy Guttman. Curated by Betsy Johnson
2015 Marginalias, Field Projects, New York, NY. With Brad Thiele and Wilmer Wilson IV. Curated by Blair Murphy
2013 New Positions, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany. With Phillppe Gronon and Owen Kydd.
2007 Simple, Dumb Objects, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. With Martin Brief and Dean Kessmann. Essay by Alexander Dumbadze
2003 Janet Maher and Molly Springfield, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD

Selected Group Exhibitions

Interlude, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC. Curated by Maleke Glee
The Barlow Gilotty Collection, American University Museum, Washington, DC. Curated by Vivienne Lassman

BOOKS, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

Dialogues, STABLE, Washington, DC. Curated by Jordan Amirkhani
Assembly 2019, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA. Curated by Blair Murphy
Incommunicado, Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
Distance, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Curated by Betsy Alwin and Steve Locke

Proust, Williams Collection, Wellesley, MA. Curated by Rachael Arauz
MICA Alumni Biennial Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Curated by Claire Gilman
Invitational Show, McNamee Gallery, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Drawing In/Drawing Out, The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. Curated by Magnolia Laurie

Camp Artscape, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD. Curated by Erin Lehman and Susan Isaacs
Dog and Pony Show: A Sondheim Alumni Exhibition, Area 405, Baltimore, MD. Curated by Stewart Watson and Cara Ober
Greetings from Adams Morgan, DCAC, Washington, DC. Curated by Philip Barlow
Take Note, Gutstein Gallery, SCAD, Savannah, GA. Curated by Amanda York and Ben Tollefson
Click Here, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA. Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

Homage, Williams Collection, Wellesley, MA. Curated by Rachael Arauz

I am a Lie and I am Gold, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Marco Breuer
New Positions, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
From Line to Constellation, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Brown University. Curated by Francesca Capone
Mood Board, Furthermore, Washington, DC

Art=Text=Art: Private Languages/Public Systems, UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, New York
Lists, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis, MN

Drawing Time, Reading Time, The Drawing Center, New York, NY. Curated by Claire Gilman
Autocorrect, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY

Graphite, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. Curated by Sarah Urist Green
Falling Through Space Drawn by the Line, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY. Curated by Sandra Firmin and Joan Linder

Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, selections from the Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA. Curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter. Traveled to Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2012) and Hafnarborg: The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland (2013)
FAX, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
In—and outside—writing, Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium
Out of Print, Mercer Union, Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

False Documents and Other Illusions, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Observant, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY. Curated by Vicki Sher.
Beyond Text and Image: The Book as Art, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
On/Off the Grid, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC

The Drawing Room, Mireille Mosler, Ltd., New York, NY
The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Finalists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD. Selected as one of six finalists for exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art by Elisabeth Sussman (The Whitney), Valerie Cassel Oliver (Contemporary Art Museum, Houston) and Ellen Harvey (artist)
FAX, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
X LIBRIS: The Repurposed Book, Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, Minneapolis, MN

Tuttle, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Finalists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD. Selected as one of six finalists for exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art by Laura Hoptman (New Museum of Contemporary Art), Darby English (University of Chicago) and Mickalene Thomas (artist)
Idiolects, BROWN Gallery, London, England. Curated by Lumi Tan
At Arm’s Length, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Julie McKim and Lauren Dickens
Lie to the Eye, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA, Curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter.
Traveled through 2009 to The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT; and The Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA; Western Washington University Gallery, Bellingham, WA; Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central; Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

Text Formed Drawing, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Curated by Barry Rosenberg
Private Viewing, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY. Curated by Amy Canonico, Jane Innis & Marina Chao, Whitney/Columbia Curatorial Studies Program
Well Read, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Christopher Howard

Circa 75, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Marking Traces, 33 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA. Curated by Brad Silverstein
Seeded: The Word/The Tree, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Land of the Free, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Lee Plested
Compass Points, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA. Curated by Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson
The Opening Band, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Equivalents and Analogues, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Really, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL. Curated by Tim Lowly
Profiles: 6 Painters, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Curated by Heather Patterson and Holly Haddock

Please Pay Attention, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
New Talent IV, Signal 66, Washington, DC
Savage/Love, Signal 66, Washington, DC

R&R, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. Curated by Jack Rasmussen

Selected Bibliography

Sarah Urist Green, You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation

Ellen Mueller, Remixing and Drawing: Sources, Influences, Styles (Routledge Focus, New York)

Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan, The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object (Chronicle Books, San Francisco)
Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 3 (Triple Canopy, New York, and Sternberg Press, Berlin)

Invalid Format: An Anthology of Triple Canopy, Volume 2 (Triple Canopy, New York, and Sternberg Press, Berlin)

Lisa Pearson, Ed. It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image + Text Work by Women Artists & Writers (Siglio Press, Los Angeles)
It Is Almost That (box), limited edition boxed set of ten saddle-stitched artist booklets (Siglio Press, Los Angeles)

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, The Ecstatic Quotidian: Phenomenological Sightings in Modern Art and Literature (Penn State University Press)

Articles, Reviews, Catalogue Essays, and Interviews
Stephanie Rudig, INTERLUDE Reflects on Art's Past, Present, Future, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, March 10

Kriston Capps, Washington Is a Storm, One Piece of Art Can Be Your Anchor, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, January 24

Haley McKey, STABLE Makes Debut, Builds New DC Art Community, ON TAP MAGAZINE, December 7
Tara Bahrampour, A warehouse of their own: DC artists launch a co-working and exhibition space, WASHINGTON POST, October 11

Yasaman Alipour, I Am a Lie and I am Gold, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, March 4
Sarah Urist Green, Molly Springfield: Copy A Copy A Copy, THE ART ASSIGNMENT, PBS Digital Studios

Mark Jenkins, In the galleries: Molly Springfield, WASHINGTON POST, May 22
Kriston Capps, Mood Board at Furthermore, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, February 27
Lauren Schell Dickens, Molly Springfield: This document, catalogue essay, Galerie Thomas Zander

Zachary Sachs, Drawing Time, Reading Time, ARTFORUM (Online Critics’ Picks), December
Ken Johnson, When How It Looks Matters More Than What It Says: ‘Drawing Time, Reading Time’ at the Drawing Center, THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 22
Claire Gilman, "Drawing Time, Reading Time," catalogue essay, The Drawing Center
Brandon Brown, The Marginalia Archive, ART PRACTICAL, February
Kenneth Baker, Molly Springfield at Steven Wolf, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, February 1
Claire Brandon, Molly Springfield, catalogue essay for Graphite, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Rachel Wolff, Giving Graphite a Grand Show, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Dec. 21
Beth Capper, Molly Springfield at Thomas Robertello Gallery, MODERN PAINTERS, Oct.
R.C. Baker, Art = Text = Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, THE VILLAGE VOICE, Sep.
Randall Miller, Molly Springfield and 'The Proto-History of the Internet', DAILY SERVING, June 28
Stacia Yeapanis, OthersPeoplesPixels Interviews Molly Springfield, OPP ARTIST BLOG, May 3

John Priestly, ART=TEXT=ART, ART PAPERS, November/December
Russell Smith, Regarding the book’s mortality, and also its surreal charm, THE GLOBE AND MAIL (Toronto), January 12
Sean Prpick, Closing the Book, CBC—Radio Canada, January 31

Daniel Kany, ‘False Documents’ is genuinely excellent, THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD, Dec. 5
Rob Walker, Art That Sells Itself, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, May 8
Louis Jacobson, ‘On/Off the Grid’ at Irvine Contemporary, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, Feb 24

Jason Foumberg, Eat Your Words But Don’t Go Hungry (Molly Springfield at Thomas Robertello Gallery), NEWCITY ART, September 14
Bret McCabe, The 2009 Sondheim Prize: Molly Springfield, BALTIMORE CITY PAPER, July 8
Kenneth Baker, Proust in “Translation” at Wolf, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Feb. 28

Looking Back, Goings on About Town, THE NEW YORKER, July 7 & 14
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Molly Springfield, ARTFORUM, March
Andy Kozlowski, Leaded, ART PAPERS, January/February
Amoreen Armetta, Molly Springfield, ARTFORUM (Online Critics’ Picks), January/February
R.C. Baker, Best in Show: Molly Springfield, VILLAGE VOICE, January 2

Alan Artner, Photos spur closer scrutiny of subjects, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, May 4
Craig Drennen, Interview with Molly Springfield, DRAIN MAGAZINE, Issue 8 (Spring)

Peter Winant, Best Bet: Molly Springfield’s Gentle Reader, WETA-TV (PBS), November
Jeffry Cudlin, Molly Springfield: Gentle Reader, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, November 3
Well Read, Goings on About Town, THE NEW YORKER, May 8
Michael O’Sullivan, Text: Reading Between the Lines, WASHINGTON POST, April 7
Huan Hsu, Text Messaging: With a photocopier and a pencil, Molly Springfield draws meaning from the printed page, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, March 23
Glen Helfand, Knockoffs: Kaz Oshiro and Molly Springfield repurpose your junk, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN, February 22

Publications as Author
2023 The Art of the Manuscript: An annotated bibliography of books by and about Virginia Woolf, Full Bleed: Materials, Issue 6
2021 To Sit With Absence, catalogue essay for Dean Kessmann: Light Years, Chemical Days, and Digital Seconds, VisArts-Kaplan Gallery
2014 Excerpts (The Marginalia Archive), Art Papers, March/April
2012 Tracking Changes, Triple Canopy: Annotations, June 11
2011 Lily Cox-Richard, artist profile, The Studio Visit, June
2010 Inside the Mundaneum, Triple Canopy, Issue 8, March
2007 Beginnings, Why + Wherefore, curated by Summer Guthery, Lumi Tan, & Nicholas Weist
2007 Voices: Molly Springfield, NY Arts Magazine, November
2006 The Bookshelf: Molly Springfield, College Art Association News, September

Selected Grants, Honors, and Residencies

2023 Arts and Humanities Fellowship, D.C. Commission on Arts & Humanities (Also received in 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018)
2022 Collaboration with Student Printers Program, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM
2016 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Visual Artist Fellowship
2016 The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA, Artist-in-Residence
2016 Visual Artist Fellowship, D.C. Commission on Arts & Humanities (Also received in 2015, 2014, 2011, and 2009)
2009 Finalist, The Trawick Prize, Bethesda Contemporary Art Award
2008 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship
2008 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Artist-in-Residence
2006 Skowhegan Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2004 Eisner Prize for Highest Achievement in the Creative Arts, University of California, Berkeley
2004 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley
2003 Full Tuition Grant, University of California, Berkeley
2002 Departmental Block Grant, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Public Lectures & Visiting Artists Talks

2024 Katherine Small Gallery, Somerville, MA, May 7
2023 Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University, November 10
2020 Book event for You Are An Artist, Politics and Prose, Washington, DC, May 15 (via Crowdcast)
2020 Panel discussion, Dialogues Part 2: Language, STABLE, Washington, DC, February 1
2018 Panel discussion in conjunction with Drawing In/Drawing Out, Phillips Museum, Lancaster, PA, February 16
2016 The Lawn Chair Artist Talks, Arlington Art Center, VA, May 25
2015 Luce Foundation Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, May 9
2015 Interrupt 3 (panel discussion and reading), Brown University, March 13
2014 Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, March 1
2012 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, March 19
2011 Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, March 30-April 1 (with exhibition)
2010 McDaniel College, Westminister, MD, October 12
2010 Triple Canopy, Brooklyn, NY, May 8
2010 Panel discussion on Bartleby: A Rereading, Triple Canopy, April 25
2009 National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, October 13
2009 Panel on artist residencies, organized by Transformer, Washington, DC, April 16
2009 Graduate Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, March 26
2008 Panel discussion on Translation, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, February 14
2008 Post-Baccalaureate Program, Maryland Institute, Baltimore, MD, November 20
2008 Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Visiting Artist, November 14
2007 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, June 21

Selected Collections

City Hall Art Collection, Washington, DC
Sally & Wynn Kramarsky Collection, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Drawings and Prints)
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Williams Collection, Wellesley, MA