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Molly Bertheaud

In my work, I meld the archaic forms of painting and tapestry, with contemporary techniques to tell modern mythologies. I use multiple mediums transforming the compositions and regurgitating them in new forms.
I learned the craft of industrial knitting from my mother while growing up. The family sharing of textile knowledge between women is a very prehistoric tradition, except in this case it was on a large industrial machine we kept in our house. This has led me on a path of exploring science fiction/myth, ecology, mortality, and femininity, particularly through the lens of women, mothers, and the fragile perishability of textiles and therefore of large parts of history.

CONTACT

778-751-0644
Bertheaudm@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2020 BFA, Emily Carr University,Vancouver, BC
2016 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

RESIDENCIES + HONORS 

2022 Creer des Ponts – 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 Scholaship + Alvin Balkind Memorial Scholarship 

SHOWS 

2022 A Tournament of Lies at the Wassaic project
2021 Samkoma: Art in Textile at the Icelandic Textile Center
2017 Orbit XIIV: Maximalism

OTHER EDUCATION

2018 Liamolly knits 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

BIOGRAPHY

Molly Bertheaud(b.1997) is a Canadian-American artist, who melds the archaic forms of painting and tapestry, with contemporary techniques to tell modern mythologies. Her phantasmagoric scenes and tapestries reference science fiction/myth, ecology, mortality and femininity. She learned the craft of industrial knitting machines from her mother, who is a knitter. Molly is experienced with various textile techniques like industrial/hand flat knitting machines, felting, sewing, embroidery and more.