David Molesky

Garden WhispersKeeper of the Phoen i x


was born in Washington D.C. He moved to the west coast in 1995 to study fine art and molecular biology at UC Berkeley. The science/art relationship combined leads to very interesting subject matter in his paintings. Mythological symbolism, animals, the sea, and ancient cultures pervade his work and are reflective of his travels to exotic places. Traces of Rembrandt, as well as the Venetian Renaissance style can be seen in his classical approach to a canvas with the use of light and brushwork. In 2009, he returned to the US after an 18 month apprenticeship with the painter Odd Nerdrum in Iceland, Norway, and Paris. Molesky’s work has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions including: the Baltimore Museum of Art; Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany; and the Grand Central Art Center of Cal State Fullerton. The Long Beach Museum of Art has added a painting from his series of Hill Fires to its permanent collection. Many publications including New American Paintings, the Surfers Journal, and Juxtapoz magazine have featured his paintings. David lives and paints in New York City. David is interested in placing figures within turbulent atmospheres. His paintings are suggestive narratives, depicting solitary humans in landscapes containing clouds, fire, or dense foliage.