Molly Bertheaud (Canadian/American, b.1997) is an interdisciplinary artist who creates contemporary mythologies by integrating traditional techniques with modern technology. She has a background in industrial knitting, which she learned from her mother growing up. Her practice highlights the tensions between our lofty ideals and the limitations of our biological reality, challenging viewers to question how we can pursue our desires in a world of limited resources.
She has participated in shows and residencies nationally and internationally, notable presentations including the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY (2022), Field projects in NYC (2023), Creér des Ponts Artsousterrain residency in Montreal, QC (2022), and The Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland (2021). In 2022 her work was supported by the Canada Council.
She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is pursuing an MFA at Concordia University.
She has a forthcoming solo show in November 2023 at McClure Gallery and will be teaching a workshop at the Center for Visual Arts.
Currently pursuing MFA, Concordia University, Montreal, BC
2020 BFA, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC
2016 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
RESIDENCIES + HONORS
2023 Residency with Atelier 43/Galerie Hugues Charbonneau August 2023-August 2024
2023 CJE Residency
2022 Teaching textile workshop Creér des Ponts – Arts Sous Terrain
2022 Creér des Ponts studio residency – Arts Sous Terrain
2022 Received research and creation grant from Canada Council
2021 Icelandic Textile Center Residency
2020 BMO 1st art prize nomination
2018 Norma Sorensen Artists Scholarship + Alvin Balkind Memorial Scholarship
2023 Making a Fruit of Me at McClure Galerie in Montreal, QC
2023 Festival ARTCH
2022 ‘Not Even Home Will Be With You Forever’ online exhibition with Field Projects in NYC
2022 ‘The Red Ties That Bind, Wind’ 2-person show though Creer des Ponts – Arts Sous Terrain
2022 ‘Espace Croisé’ group exhibition for Creér des Ponts – Arts Sous Terrain
2022 A Tournament of Lies at the Wassaic Project
2021 Samkoma: Art in Textile at the Icelandic Textile Center
2023 MAC Semin Arts
2023 Artch Piece Jointe catalog
2022 Journal de Montreal Art Sousterrain
2020 STOLL M1 Knitting software fully fashioned & special course
2020 STOLL M1 Knitting software fully fashioned & special course + M1 Knitting M1plus Handling and Programming course
2016 Knitting machine apprenticeship, URBN Inc (Free People, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters), Philadelphia
2015 Hand-flat knitting machine workshop w/Isabel Wilson, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild