OPB Art Beat profile

May 7th, 2022

This profile offers a good introduction to what I do and why I do it. I’m so grateful to all the good people who made it happen.

New essay in Variable West

April 28th, 2022

Color is a topic I’ve been obsessed with for a long time. This essay explores the potentially world-changing links between ecology and chromophilia (love of color) via the work of Alma Thomas, Mark Rothko, the Wizard of Oz, Jorie Graham, David Batchelor, Milan Kundera, and more.

This essay was written as part of a residency sponsored by Stelo Arts and Variable West.

Chromophilia

Jewish Review profile

April 7th, 2022

I’m honored by this unique take on my art practice!

Kerri Politzer writes: “Daniela Molnar’s artistry has taken her down a circuitous path from ecology to scientific illustration to poetry. Now, it is leading her back to her Jewish roots. The artist and writer, who is the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors, is involved in multiple projects that address the Jewish experience from a variety of perspectives.”

Read the rest of the profile here:

https://www.jewishportland.org/jewishreview/jr-stories/artist-explores-light

New essay in Oregon Humanities magazine

January 17th, 2022

“How to Build a Kite: On ecology, grief, and the illusion of closure”

Thanks to Sophia Hatzikos for the gorgeous photographs and to the excellent editors at Oregon Humanities.

https://www.oregonhumanities.org/rll/magazine/beyond-fallwinter-2021/how-to-build-a-kite/

 

Omnidawn 2021 1st/2nd Book Prize

July 15th, 2021

I’m astounded and overjoyed to announce that my manuscript chorus was chosen by Kazim Ali as the winner of Omnidawn‘s 2021 1st/2nd Book Prize. The book will be published in October 2022. Details to come…

Anchorage Art Museum Podcast

May 28th, 2021

EP 015 Glacial Erratics Part 2: Understanding our relationship with mutations, kin and hybrid bodies

It was a delight and an honor to be part of this conversation about “Mutations, Kin and Hybrid Bodies.” Mixed media artist Flavia D’Urso, artist and engineer Jiabao Li and artist Tyler Rai and I spoke about the ever-changing conditions of climate change, how our interdependence across species presents hybridized forms of collaboration and how, as a result, we are challenged to expand the ways we understand change and resilience.

Participating artist in “Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss”

February 16th, 2021

I am honored to have been selected to participate in “Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss”, a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.

Output: Art after Fire

December 10th, 2020

I’m delighted to have been selected to participate in a mentored fellowship with Output: Art After Fire. Read more about the project here: https://www.artafterfire.com.au/

Updates on my work for this project will appear on the Words in Place site.

 

Interview with Variable West

December 10th, 2020

Such a wonderful publication! This interview allowed me to expand upon and update many of the ideas I talked about in my interview with the LA Times.

Climate Grief and Embracing Beautiful Confusion: Daniela Molnar Interviewed

Interview with Literary Arts

September 20th, 2020

I talk about place, poetry, hybrid writing, my teaching style, and list some writers who are inspiring me lately in this interview. Thanks to Literary Arts for the opportunity!

Teacher Spotlight: Daniela Molnar

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