Using tiny shards of found colors and textures carefully cut from magazines, Molly Perrault strives to create the illusion of oil paintings without paint. With a focus on rendering landscapes, she is motivated to meditate and slowly re-construct the places that have been a source of inspiration, adventure, and comfort. Perrault views her process as cyclical: nature is used to produce the paper in which the magazines are printed, and Perrault assumes her role in both the act of destruction and reconstruction. She sees her detail-oriented method as a path to subvert the artificial colors, extravagance, and careful page layouts of mainstream print media by returning its contents to a state of nature.
Molly Perrault graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After spending most of her upbringing in South Louisiana, Perrault moved to Colorado to experience the West where she enjoys long road trips, stimulating hikes, and being part of a unique Mountain-town community. She debuted her first solo exhibition Regeneration in June 2018 at the Telluride Arts HQ Gallery in Telluride, CO. She has also displayed her work at MiXX Projects + Atelier in Telluride, CO. Most recently, Perrault was awarded Best in Show at the Annual Ouray County Arts Association Fine Art Show in Ouray, CO in August 2019. In February 2019, she was awarded 1st Place in Ah Haa School for the Arts’ Annual Juried Exhibition, 12x12.
View more of her work on Instagram @molly.perrault.art