About the Artist

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Molloy Family Crest
Bryan Thomas Molloy
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
2018
Investment Art
Artist • Statement

My work recombines the efforts of the academy schools which devolved after two world wars and includes technology and scientific achievement to pick up at that point in the late 19th century when art faded in some traumatized, deluded haze. I am continuing the study of painting as a pragmatic and essential function of civilisation while implementing modern tools and technology with a full appreciation for the work of 20th century artistic tradition -- abandoning any reactionary position to life left evident there as a result of the devastating impact of warfare on the tradition of artistic creation and interpretation of the world which was ever-present in the art produced in that hundred-year period.

Influences

My major influences were happened upon in an accidental manner. Walking past a discount table by a bookstore I found the work of John Singer Sargent. Standard influences like DaVinci and Michelangelo, were imparted in High School by extremely caring and apt art educators in Westwood Massachusetts. Other, more specific influences from the professional art establishment, such as Egon Schiele and Dennis Miller Bunker were arrived at in a similar fashion in another of the highest quality educational environments in the world, Boston Massachusetts, at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Impressionism was a starting point due to its historical popularity in Boston, but the Dutch Golden Age grew in importance and influence after a certain amount of time in Pennsylvania.

Current Work

Current work involves a revisiting of the classical Greek and Roman era, and embodies elements of historical smatterings of previous stylistic obsessions, being tailored appropriately to the subject painted.

Studio production focuses at present on a large, process-driven, research work, several series which are studied theme-driven works, and commissioned portraits or requested subjects at any given time.

An important aspect of the current work is technology and its achievements in imagery proffering incredible stellar photography of Mars, Jupiter, nebulae, and the sun.

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Bryan Molloy, Boston Massachusetts USA, 1990s.

All knowledge of History comes directly from the Arts.

Bryan Molloy with Mayor Papenfuse, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2016
Bryan Molloy with Mayor Papenfuse, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2016.
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Bryan Molloy at Meloni AAH Soiree, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Bryan Molloy with NFL's LeSean McCoy, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011.
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Model Karley Blake by Photographer Erik Oginski
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Woman on currency, Molloy college portfolio.
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Whitaker Center Kitefest Patriot News Article 2006.
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One Night Stand Patriot News Article, 2007.
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Gallery@Second ArtNews Show Ad 2011.
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Harrisburg Magazine Tracey Meloni article mention.
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27th Annual Pennsylvania Watercolor Society show catalog, 2006.
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HarrisProject showing at the Art Association of Harrisburg, 2016.
Diploma
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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from MassArt 1999
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The home of Tracey Meloni featuring work by Bryan Molloy, 2018.
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Molloy at Gallery opening, 2011.
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Molloy at State Capitol Show, Harrisburg, PA.
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Harrisburg Magazine KiteFest article, Harrisburg, PA.
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Art Association of Harrisburg Staff Photo, Harrisburg, PA.
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Molloy family Thanksgiving, Revere, Massachusetts, 1990s.
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One Night Stand Show Series Patriot News Article, 2007.
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Art Association of Harrisburg Soiree at the home of Tracey Meloni, 2013.
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Elizabethville Library.
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Haverstick Gallery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
One Night Stand Patriot News Article, 2007.