Don Hazlitt

  • Professor
  • Division: Humanities
  • Department: Art and Fine Arts

Why I love teaching at Molloy College

I love teaching here at Molloy College because of the students, and the faculty.

Molloy is an institution that has made a commitment to continue to retain its personable scale, allowing the students and faculty to exchange ideas in a unhurried nurturing intellectual environment.

Academic Interests

  • Art History
  • Contemporary Art Writing and Criticism
  • Contemporary Artist
  • Abstract Painter

What I am working on

I am currently preparing a series of works for a November, one-person exhibition at Andre Zarre Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. This show will consist of a number of medium size oil paintings, and a group of small constructed dimensional works.

Educational Philosophy

My teaching is an experience based method, a hands-on approach, where the student is given a problem and is urged to find a solution, using new materials, techniques and creative approaches. The emphasis is directly placed on the personal and the creative, in that way the student is able to arrive at their own artistic voice.

Educational Background

  • Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, VT.  MFA  2007
  • California State University at Sacramento, CA.  MA Art  1973
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, BA  Art  1971

Additional Information

I have in the past few years have had art works shown and collected in the following art centers, Penn. Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ, Hawaii Academy of Art, HI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and Plains Museum, Fargo, ND.

Art is one of mans earliest forms of communication and has remained central to all cultural development throughout human history. To know Art is to possess another language, a rich visual, conceptual form of personal enrichment, one that will enhance your entire life.