Luca Molnar

Assistant Professor of Art

Professor Molnar paints fractured space, pitting continents of pattern against one another as a mirror for societal structure. Her recent paintings derive from maps of politically charged and historically rich places, both real or imagined. The patterns she uses refer to specific memories and histories, drawing from embroidery, quilts and other textiles, wallpaper, and tile. Luca is captivated by our everyday encounters with pattern in spaces like bathrooms and kitchens, the centers of care for the body and the often-invisible labor of women.

  • M.F.A, Studio Art, New York University
  • BA, Studio Art, Dartmouth College




Luca Molnar was born in Budapest, Hungary, and most recently lived and worked in Jersey City, NJ. She received her MFA in Studio Art from NYU and her BA in Studio Art with high honors from Dartmouth College. Molnar has held teaching appointments at NYU, Dartmouth College, and the Governor's School of North Carolina. Her paintings depict fractured space and argue for work that is grounded in the decorative yet political. Molnar is a painter, most days.

More About Luca Molnar

Areas of Expertise

  • Oil painting
  • Hard-edge abstraction
  • Contemporary art practice

Course Sampling

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Experimental 2D Media

  • Text in art
  • Contemporary feminist artists

  • 2019 Mana BSMT Mural Project, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 2017 giornata, 80WSE Gallery, New York, New York
  • 2014 A Familiar Frontier, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • at half-past seven, Barrows Rotunda, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 The House Made of Sugar, A.I.R. Gallery, NADA House, Governors Island, New York
  • 2018 Night Swimming, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2016 MEDIA, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2015 Living Threads, New York Studio School, New York, New York