Molly Krause is a New York-based communications strategist for arts, culture, and lifestyle clients. Expertise includes museums, galleries, emerging and mid-career 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 Swoon; The Heliotrope Foundation; MASS MoCA's commission of the world's largest-known watercolor painting (Barbara Prey); Natalie White; Brian Andrew Whiteley; 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 Nanette Lepore and Robert Savage); SATELLITE Art Show Miami 2016; 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 honoring Louis C.K.; 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, Molly has worked with writers to secure thoughtful inclusion in the Art Newspaper, Artforum, artnet News, ARTnews, Artsy, Blouin Artinfo, Complex, the Financial Times, Flavorpill, Forbes, the Globe and Mail, Gothamist, Harper's Bazaar, the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Interview, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, the New York Observer, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Nylon, Paper, Playboy, Refinery29, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian Magazine, the Source, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Town & Country, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, VICE, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, Whitewall, and others.
Molly 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."
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.