Molloy College Art Gallery
The Molloy College Art Galleries mission is to promote and support Long Island artists and Long Island arts organizations. We exhibit several shows in our multiple locations on campus throughout the year. The galleries exhibit nationally and internationally renowned artists and hold two student exhibitions each year, including the Senior BFA Exhibition each May. The galleries are recognized by the New York Times and Newsday. The original college gallery in Kellenberg Hall has been in use since the early years of the college. A new dedicated gallery space, the Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Gallery, opened in the Public Square in 2012. Exhibits featuring works from the Molloy College Permanent Collection are frequently installed in campus galleries. Information about exhibits in each location can be found on this site.
Artists who are interested in exhibiting in our Galleries should refer to the Submission Guidelines. Hours, accessability and layout information for each of our venues can be found under Locations.
Current Exhibit - Kaiser Art Gallery
BA Djibril Ngawa June 27 - July 30
Molloy College is excited to present the work of Ba Djibril Ngawa at the Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery June 27 - July 30. There will be an opening reception on Saturday June 27 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to the opening and to meet the artist who will be in attendance. The exhibit features photographs and paintings inspired by the shapes, colors, traditions and nature that surrounded the artist during his childhood. Several pieces are accompanied by verse written by the artist.
Ba Djibril Ngawa is an artist raised in a pastoral nomadic community in Mauritania. Ngawa describes his art as "freedom of creation, expression and an invitation to a permanent and endless journey of learning, depicting, discovering the invisible, and trying to understand the unknown, the mystic." When he first exhibited his photographs in Naukchott, Mauritania, his art was well received by the public who were unaware that people stilled lived in the nomadic traditions depicted.
Ngawa's first show in the United States was in January 2011 at the African Poetry Theater in Jamaica, Queens and he has since exhibited in numerous public and private spaces. His most recent exhibitions include Father Rayan Arts Center Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 2014, St. Peters Lutheran Church 2014, Shelter Rock Art Gallery 2014, Contemporary abstract art 'I kan do that' at Skylight Gallery 2014.
A member of the Long Island Black Artists Association, Ngawa participated in a group exhibit at the Kaiser Art Gallery in February 2014, at which he was awarded the Charles Winslow Memorial Award for Excellence in Art. The award was accompanied by a Solo Exhibition at Molloy's Kaiser Art Gallery. Charles Winslow was one of the founding members of the Long Island Black Artists Association, begun in 1968 its mission to help the African American artist find a conduit for exhibiting their work. The Frank and Gertrude Kaiser Art Gallery at Molloy College summer hours are Monday through Thursday 9:30am to 5pm., closed during the month of August. For additional information please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.323.3196.