Molly Krause Communications is a New York-based communications strategy and advisory firm for international arts, culture, and lifestyle clients. Expertise includes museums, galleries, private collections, artists, art fairs, cultural galas, foundations and philanthropies, luxury goods, and more. Projects range from comprehensive institutional counsel to concentrated press campaigns for individual exhibitions, launches, and events.
Selected projects and clients include the private art collection of the chairman of the board of the Rhode Island School of Design (Spalter Digital); Swoon; the Heliotrope Foundation; Natalie White; Jason "REVOK" Williams; the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; MASS MoCA's commission of the world's largest-known watercolor painting (Barbara Prey); Anne Spalter (founder of RISD's and Brown's original digital fine arts programs in the 1990s); The Dog Miami 2016 (a four-day arts and culture popup curated by Christopher "Jillionaire" Leacock of Major Lazer); Lepore Savage Gallery (an alternative art space in the home of fashion designer Nanette Lepore); SATELLITE Art Show Miami 2016; Brian Andrew Whiteley; Tomoko Sugimoto (mentee of and core studio figure to Takashi Murakami since 1996); 'Second Nature,' the Center for Maine Contemporary Art's new Toshiko Mori-designed facility's inaugural photography exhibition (Lauren Henkin); 'Lam / Basquiat' at Art Basel 2015 (Galerie Gmurzynska); 'Rotten Sun' at UNTITLED Miami Beach 2015 (Denis Gardarin); Brooklyn Artists Ball at the Brooklyn Museum 2014 and 2015; Flux Art Fair Harlem; The Moth's fifth annual Moth Ball; Editions/Artists Book Fair in partnership with MoMA, Christie's Education, and the Museum of Arts and Design; Rémy Cointreau USA (Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck); Rolex's corporate philanthropies (Rolex Awards for Enterprise and Rolex Mentors and Protégés Arts Initiative); Pérez Art Museum Miami (master communications strategy for the December 2013 rebranding of Miami Art Museum); Safdie Architects; the North Carolina Museum of Art; and Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts.
On behalf of the above, MKC has worked with writers to secure thoughtful inclusion in the Art Newspaper, Artforum, artnet News, ARTnews, Artsy, Blouin Artinfo, Complex, Departures, Document Journal, the Financial Times, Forbes, the Globe and Mail, Gothamist, Harper's Bazaar, the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, InStyle, Interior Design, Interview, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Magazine, the New York Times, NowThis News, NY1, Nylon, Observer, Paper, Playboy, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian Magazine, the Source, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Time Out New York, Town & Country, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, VICE, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, Whitewall, and others.
MKC principal Molly Krause has been sought as an expert reference by arts publications including artnet News and Artsy. In Summer 2016, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art profiled her as "one of the ambitious women spearheading an alternative movement in art-specialized PR." She has been referenced in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and others. Molly is the founding co-chair of Storm King Art Center's young patrons group, the Storm King Circle, and is an enthusiastic supporter of young patrons programming and events at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Molly studied communication and art history at Cornell University, followed by art collections management and display at New York University. She is an alumna of Milton Academy.