Category Archives: Art

Words in Place chapbook

January 14th, 2015

I created a chapbook with the incredible Kaia Sand based on our collaboration as part of my Words in Place project. The chapbook is on display at the Killingsworth Branch, Multnomah County Library. Photos coming soon!

Borderlander’s Outfitter

January 14th, 2015

I was honored to participate in the creation of Abigail Anne Newbold‘s collaborative installation, Borderlander’s Outfitter at PNCA’s Feldman Gallery. As a representative of Signal Fire, I led workshops with the graduate students who created objects for the exhibition. They were an inspiring and creative bunch, and the installation turned out impressively.

Documentation of the documentation

August 8th, 2014

A blog post about my recent workshop at the Henry with Lisa Schonberg is featured 
on the Henry’s blog. And you can see a whole bunch more images from the event here. One of my favorites from Ryan Pierce is shown here.


















Also, a nice shout-out for my various projects from Sockeye‘s Sara Guest at this blog post.


Leaf Litter #4!

July 17th, 2014

leaf litter

After a wonderful release party for Leaf Litter #4, the new issue is now available at Reading Frenzy and Powells in Portland, as well as in several libraries and museum libraries. If you’d like a copy, please email me.

Documentation in the Field at the Henry

June 17th, 2014

Join Lisa Schomburg and I on June 28 in Seattle’s Discovery Park for an event in conjunction with the Summer Field Studies show at the Henry Gallery.

Head out into the urban wilds of Discovery Park with Portland based artists Daniela Molnar and Lisa Schonberg for a multimedia documentation workshop. Discover variable forms of observation and documentation from drawing and note taking to field recording and music composition. Materials for documentation will be provided. See you in the field!

More details here. 


Winged Book blog post

April 27th, 2014

I’m honored to be included in this great project, a book of contemporary writing on bees.


Summer Field Studies at the Henry

March 12th, 2014

I’m so excited to be participating in the Summer Field Studies exhibit this summer at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle.  I’m currently working with a amazing cadre of local poets on a project that will be exhibited in this show. It’s an invigorating departure from my previous work! More to come soon…

Summer Field Studies is a presentation and interactive program series that invites visitors to explore contemporary art and ideas not only at the Museum, but out in the surrounding landscape.

Artists, musicians, permaculture advocates, curators, activists, sailors, poets and explorers were invited to participate in the creation of a series of interactive field guides for the Henry’s Test Site. These field guides will introduce visitors to a variety of individual and collaborative projects from in around the Pacific Northwest that deal with landscape as a means to facilitate personal reflection and as a discursive space. Projects range from outdoor residency programs, floating concerts, visits to secret gardens, and much more.

Flatlands exhibition at Nisus Gallery gets some good press

February 23rd, 2014

The Flatlands exhibition at Nisus Gallery from Jan 25 – March 2 has been receiving some good press!

Says the Willamette Week, “Daniela Molnar’s floral studies juxtapose finely detailed realistic passages with flat tatters of color”and  The Oregonian chose the show as one of the best to see this February.

Art + Ecology Unite

January 14th, 2014

I’ll be helping lead this panel discussion and happy hour sponsored by PICA with Portland Ecologists Unite.

January 16, 2013
5:30-7:30 PM
PICA (415 SW 10th Ave, Suite 300) 
Wine and refreshments will be served

This month, PICA plays host to Art + Ecology Unite, part of the monthly conversations series, EcoUnite, for those who like to discuss today’s pressing issues with drinks in hand! ART + ECOLOGY UNITE is a program of Portland Ecologists Unite

Join us at PICA for this month’s EcoUnite, featuring a brief overview of some art projects concerned with land and the environment, followed by a panel discussion with Portland-based artists Adam KubyLinda K. Johnson, and Stephen Hayes, who will discuss environmentally-aware work of their own. Following the panel, stay for more drinks and casual break-out sessions with other artists, ecologists, and the general public.

Some of the overlaps we might consider throughout the evening include: how ecology acts as a soft curation of the environment; visual identification and rendering; the aesthetics of ecology; ecology as a spontaneous and imaginative practice; and the intersection of art, ecology, and activism.


Flatlands at Nisus Gallery

January 13th, 2014

I’m excited to be showing some new paintings with a fantastic group of painters at Nisus Gallery. Come to the opening, Saturday January 25 6:00 – 9:00 pm

January 25, 2014 – March 2, 2014
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment

8371 N Interstate, Suite 1, Portland, OR

Group Exhibition Featuring: Emily Counts, Michael Endo, Tia Factor, Jack Featherly, Grant Hottle, Ruth Lantz, Daniela Molnar, Calvin Ross Carl, and Roy Tomlinson. Co-curated by Brad Nelson and Kendra Larson.

Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Flatlands, the gallery’s second annual group painting exhibition. Flatlands is about duality and the complexity of perception within the medium as both an analytical and emotional pursuit. With the internet at our finger tips, painting both competes with and utilizes the recent proliferation of digital visual culture. In the life of a painting the past and future are always present; the past evidenced in the works’ making and in the layers collected by the artists, while the future lays in the context and the audiences’ interaction. There is a melancholy about this past and a cheerful anxiety about the future. Flatlands focuses on paintings that embrace these many forms of duality and, ultimately, celebrate painting.

The exhibition is co-curated by Brad Nelson and Kendra Larson.