New Moon 2011 – Molly Crabapple

The 3rd annual New Moon show will be taking place this Friday the 11th from 6 – 9pm at myplasticheartNYC.  Twenty-four (24) artists in different artistic backgrounds will be displaying their interpretations of the twelve (12) Chinese zodiac animals.  Leading up to the show we will be introducing you to each artist participating in the show.

Molly Crabapple – Brooklyn, NY – Zodiac Animal Chosen – Pig

Molly Crabapple is an award-winning artist, author, and the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Molly learned to draw in a Parisian bookstore. She later drew her way through Morocco and Kurdistan, and once into a Turkish jail. She’s developed her trademark Victorian style based a fascination with ambition and artifice. Remember, the devil’s in the details

Molly’s drawn for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and illustrated over a dozen books. She’s also turned her talents to giant theatrical backdrops, parade installations, burlesque posters, and gallery shows around the world. For two years, she’s been the resident Toulouse Lautrec of The Box, one of New York’s most exclusive nightclubs.

Molly is also the creator of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, an international chain of alt.drawing salons that takes place in over a hundred cities on five continents.  A business case study and media darling, Dr. Sketchy’s has received hundreds of media profiles and changed the way life drawing is done.

Molly and her projects have been covered in: The New York Times, The LA Times, The New York Post, Time Out London, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, La Repubblica, BUST, HEEB, Venus, HOW Design, Bizarre Magazine,, Suicidegirls, Playboy, BoingBoing, The Scotsman, The National Post, The Houston Chronicle, SF Chronicle, Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, BBC Radio, AP Wire, NPR, The Channel 11 Morning News, Publishers Weekly, io9, and hundreds of other media outlets around the world.

Molly lectures internationally, at places like Kiasma Museum of Contemparary Art in Helsinki, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, South by Southwest Interactive, San Diego Comic-Con, Pixel Design Fair in Sao Paulo, SMartCamp, and the Massachussets College of Art.

Molly likes to organize burlesque flashmobs, for which she has not yet been arrested.  She’s probably a workaholic, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

Molly is 26 years old and lives in Brooklyn. In her free time, she likes coffee.

New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac 2011
February 11th 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until 03.13.11

210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
New York

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