Molly Berger

Biography

Molly is an artist, potter, & designer living and working in Golden, Colorado. She received her B.A. in Integrative Arts from Penn State University in 2011, with a concentration in psychology and art. After getting her hands in clay, she quickly fell in love and began pursuing a career as an artist full time. In 2012 Berger moved to Boulder, CO where she studied as a post-bacc student for two years at the University of Colorado. Since, she has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Carbondale Clay Center, manager for the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, and was a 2016 Black Cube Artist Fellow. She pursued an MFA in ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art from 2016-2017. She has shown both her functional and sculptural work nationally and is rigorously committed to both of these aspects of her studio practice.

Artist Statement

I have a preoccupation with the used; both objects of function as well as objects which carry a history. There is something human that is tethered to an object which testifies to being handled. I have a deep-rooted affection for these types of objects, these things that foster and harvest connection, these things that stand for something greater than themselves. Within this work I repeatedly examine our desire to memorialize; and our tendency to save, keep, and hold onto things which no longer perform as they were originally intended to. The work concerns itself with all of the ways objects contain indelible marks of personal history.

More information about Molly can be found at: mollyberger.com