photo by Steve Prue
Molly Crabapple is an artist living in New York. She learned to draw in a Parisian bookstore, and once sketched her way into a Turkish jail. Her recent projects are “Shell Game,” a series of large-scale paintings about the revolutions of 2011 that was on exhibition publicly in Spring 2013, and was covered by New Republic, Rolling Stone, Fast Company, Wired, the American Reader and more; “Week in Hell,” in which she locked herself in a hotel room, covered the walls in paper, and filled 270 square feet of wall with art; and “I Have Your Heart,” a stop-motion short film created with musician Kim Boekbinder and animator Jim Batt. Her works are held in the permanent collections of the New York Historical Society, the Rubin Museum of Art, and the Groucho Club.
Crabapple has written essays for CNN and the Paris Review and has a monthly column for VICE. Her published books include Discordia (with Laurie Penny; Random House, 2012), Devil in the Details (IDW, 2012), Week in Hell (IDW, 2012), Puppet Makers (DC Comics, 2011), and the forthcoming Straw House (First Second Books, 2014).
Called “a downtown phenomenon” by the New York Times; “equal parts Hieronymus Bosch, William S. Burroughs and Cirque du Soleil,” by The Guardian; and “a brilliant and principled artist” by BoingBoing, Crabapple has also hosted documentaries for France’s ARTE television channel. At age 22, she founded Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a chain of alternative drawing classes that now has branches in 100+ cities, and has produced events at venues including the Centre Pompidou, the Brooklyn Museum, and Hampton Court Palace in England.
She regularly speaks to audiences around the world, at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the London School of Economics, and Columbia University.
For book and literary inquiries, contact Lydia Wills: [email protected]
For speaking engagements, contact Leanne Moss at the Lavin Agency: [email protected]
For special projects, contact Quinn Heraty at Heraty Law: [email protected]
You can contact Molly at molly (at) mollycrabapple (dot) com