Curriculum Vitae


2009            Masters of Fine Arts, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2009            Masters of Arts in Teaching in the Visual Arts, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1999             Bachelors in Fine Arts, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Selected One Person Exhibitions/ Solo Performance Works

2022            Boren Banner Series, Molly Vaughan, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

                      Safety in Numbers, MadArt Studios, Seattle, WA

2021            Project 42: Molly Vaughan, Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Bainbridge Island, WA 

                     After Boucher, Fuller Rosen Gallery, Portland, OR

2018            Project 42: Molly Vaughan, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2017            Safety in Numbers, Killjoy Collective (presented via Dsjecta), Portland, OR

2016            I’m Hair Now, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

2015            Over, Under, Over: Intertwined Experiences in a Transgender Age  featuring Moriah Fleeting, Museum of Fine Arts St.      

                     Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL

2014            Art Burst; Project 42, National Performance Network and Visual Artist Network Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK

2013            Project 42, The Englewood Art Center, Englewood, FL

                    The Restoration of the Stolen Lock, The Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2011            Annual Performance and Visual Artist Network Conference, POD installation  and performance titled; Safety in Numbers,      

                    Tampa, FL

                    Exquisite Self: Fabricated Boundaries, Collective, St. Petersburg, FL

2007            An installation of rather pretty pictures, SCENEMetrospace, East  Lansing, MI    (catalog)    


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023            Queer Threads, San Jose Museum of Textiles and Quilts, San Jose, CA

2022            State of Fashion Biennial, Ways of Caring, Arnheim, Netherlands

                       A Site of Struggle, The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanstone, IL traveling to Montgomery Museum of Fine Art,         

                       Montgomery, AL

2021            Third Gender, A.K.T., Berlin, Germany

2020            Looking Outside, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

                      Stand Up Prints, Highpoint Print Center, Minneapolis, MN

                      Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2019            Artists in Abstraction, Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Bainbridge, WA

                     Coiffed , SOIL, Seattle, WA

2018            Do You See Me?, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017            We The People, Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, MN

2016            MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas present Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects, Henry  Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

                   Cover Me, Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Exquisite Corpse, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2015            Gender, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

2014            HAIR, Leso Gallery, Toledo, OH

2013            Ransom, Wayfavers Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012           VERGE ART FAIR MIAMI BEACH, Miami, FL

                    Southern Open 2012, Acadian Center for the Arts, Lafayett, LA

                     The Influential Female, The Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2011            A Social Geography of Hair, North Adams, VT

                   Bodies of Water: Florida Artists Consider the Figure, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Fl

2010          Shift, Tempus Projects, Tampa, Fl

                   Annual Juried Exhibition, Studio 620, St. Petersburg, FL

2009         der Zeit of Drawing, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY

                    Reuse Project 3, Tel Aviv, Israel

                   Closure, Contemporary Art Museum, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2008        Reuse Project 2, Tel Aviv, Israel    
                  Printmaking Today, Deldaldo Center for Contemporary Art/ Castle of Castiglione, Castiglione a Casauria, Italy

                   FLOCAS, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL

2007          The Christmas Machine, MFK Gallery, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

                     Art After Dark; Inside Out, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

                    Informe, Curated by Derek Murray, Flight 19, Tampa, FL (catalog)

Teaching Experience 

2020 -     Senior Associate Professor of Art, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

2018 - 2020    Associate Professor of Art, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

2015 - 2018    Assistant Professor of Art, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

2012 -  2015    Adjunct Professor, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

2011 - 2015    Adjunct Professor, The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

2010 - 2012    Adjunct Professor, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2007 - 2012    Adjunct Professor, The Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa, FL

2004 - 2006    Adjunct Professor, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Fl

Other Professional Experience

2021            Elected to Tenure Review Committee, Bellevue College, WA

2018            Elected to the Board of Trustees, the Henry Art Gallery, University of  Washington, Seattle, WA - DEI Committee, Collections    


2017            Gallery Director, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

2016            “Pieces of the Pie” Panel Participant, National Performance Network/ Visual Artist Network Annual Conference, Austin, TX

2014            “Drawing, media-less process or independent discipline?” Panel Participant, FATE Conference, Indianapolis, IN

2009 - 2015    Private Curator of Prints, Sculptures, and Paintings for Jay and Ann Ross, Tampa, FL

2006 - 2012        Production Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant, Graphicstudio, USF, Tampa, FL

2005- 2006        Gallery Curator, Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL

2003            Free Lance Consultant for Harcourt Publishing, Orlando, FL

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

2021             Betty Parsons Fellow, Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY

2020            COVID Relief Grant, 4Culture, Seattle, WA
2019            Celebration Award, Gender Justice League, Seattle, WA

2018            Neddy Award Finalist in Open Media, Presented by Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2017            Betty Bowen Award, Presented by Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2016            National Performance Network and Visual Artist Network, Travel Grant

2015            National Performance Network and Visual Artist Network, Travel Grant

2014            National Performance Network and Visual Artist Network, Travel Grant

2013            The Pollination Project, Visual Artist Grant

2012            Art Matters Foundation, Visual Artist Grant, NYC, NY

                    The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Visual Artist Grant, Tampa, Fl

2011            National Performance Network and Visual Artist Network, POD  Installation Grant, Tampa, Fl

                  Creative Loafing, Best of the Bay in Drawing, Tampa, Fl

                  Hampton Arts Management Group, FEAST Microgrant, Tampa, FL

2006 -     Graduate Assistant Grant, Graphicstudio/The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2009        Research Grant, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

                  Individual Grant for Exhibition Publication, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2002       Sylva G. Wexler Award for Art Education presented by The Graduate Art Education Department of The University of the Arts,      

                  Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist Lectures

2022            Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

                      Arnheim Museum, Arnheim, Netherlands

2021            Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2019            Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

                    Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA

2018            Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2007            Maitland Jewish Community Center, Maitland, Fl

Selected Public Collections

Block Museum of Art, Evanstone, IL

Frye Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Deldado Center for Contemporary Art, Castiglione a Casauria, Italy

Valencia Community College, Permanent Collection, Orlando, Fl

Selected Private Collections

            HoldenmakerPfeiffer, Seattle, WA

            Bill True, Seattle, WA (Donated to the Henry Art Gallery)

            Dr. Geoffry Stiller, Spokane, WA

            Greg Robinson, Bainbridge Island, WA (Head Curator of BIMA)

            Nina Bozicnik, Seattle, WA (Curator at The Henry Art Gallery)

            Joan Hornig, New York, NY

            Gil Porter, New York, NY

            Dr. Barbara Suplee, Philadelphia, PA

            Dr. Paul Adorno, Philadelphia, PA

 Selected Bibliography

“Molly Vaughan’s After Boucher Brings Rococo to the Frye”, Seattle Met, Sept, 2023

Volume #151, New American Paintings, 2022

*Molly “Vaughan’s ‘Project 42’ Honors Trans Lives at SAM”, City Arts, April, 2018

*Molly “Vaughan, Visual Artist Who Honored Trans Lives With Project 42, Wins the 2017 Betty Bowen Award”, The Stranger, April 2017

“Over, Under, Over: Intertwined Experiences in a Transgender Age”, Creative Loafing, 

   August, 2015

“Volunteers Sought to Have Their Hair Braided During Performance”, Tampa Bay Times,

    August, 2015

*Molly “Vaughan Lets Her Hair Down”, Creative Loafing, November, 2013

“The Man with Beautiful Hair”, Creative Loafing, April, 2011

Volume #88, New American Paintings,  August, 2010

Note: * indicate the replacement of deadname with new legal name some articles have been changed, others have not been. 

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“Virtual Tour of Virtual Identities, Real Space”, Online Article, Art Bistro, real-space page=2

Printmaking Today, Online Exhibition Showcase of Shown Works,, Castiglione a Casauria, Italy

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