About MOLLY CARPENTER
Molly Sanger Carpenter
I have been fascinated by art for as long as I can remember. My early interests included painting, pottery, and sculpture. I studied through my school years with teachers Bernie Felch and Helen Mason, and interned with sculptor Charles Cropper Parks during my senior High School project, where I gained experience in sculpture enlargement and reduction, mold making and casting. I attended The Frudakis Academy of Fine Art working with sculptor Evangelos Frudakis in figurative and portrait sculpture and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, while continuing to work with Charles Parks. Later, after establishing my studio, I continued my education, studying glass art and getting my certificate in welding. Most recently I have learned the mosaic techniques of Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar.
In 1986 at the age of 26, I received a major commission from the Delaware Heritage Commission for the Constitutional Compass Rose on Legislative Mall in Dover, many private and public commissions have followed. Most recently I have installed work at the Cumberland County Library (NJ) and Atlantic City’s Sculpture Walk, sponsored by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority – in partnership with the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College.
My work has been widely exhibited and is in many private and public art collections worldwide. It has been on view at the Philadelphia Flower Show, and at venues in New York City, including the Colosseum, Rockefeller Center, Ted Turner’s Goodwill Games, The National Arts Club on Gramercy Park and with the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Society, the Hudson Valley Artists Association, and at the headquarters of the National Sculpture Society. Currently I am represented by Hope Gallery in Bristol, Rhode Island, Hardcastle Gallery of Delaware, and the Gallery at Centerville in Delaware, The Mullica Hill Art Center in Mullica Hill, NJ, and Galerie Marie in Collingswood, NJ.
I am constantly seeking opportunities to learn new materials and techniques. I have experience in wood, bronze, stone, glass, hot glass, resin, gold leaf, wax, concrete, plaster, clay, oils and acrylics. I seek to create images that resonate with wonder and delight that transform the viewer, if only for a moment.