Molly Richard is a 2013 graduate of Salve Regina University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Art History, Cultural & Historic Preservation and Fine Art. At Salve Regina she was the recipient of the Gabriele Bleeke-Byrne Art Travel Scholarship, traveling to Paris to research her thesis on 18th century French Textiles and Royal Portraiture.
In 2009 while in high school at Miss Porter’s School, she was honored with a Gold Key award for her photography portfolio from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Prior to joining William Vareika Fine Arts, Molly worked for the Preservation Society of Newport County in Educational Sales. Before she officially joined William Vareika Fine Arts as a Gallery Assistant in 2015, Molly interned in the gallery during her spring semester in 2012. During this internship, she surveyed and cataloged a collection of nearly five hundred drawings by Newport Society Artist Oliver Posfay from the gallery collection.
To her Vareika gallery position, she brings her enthusiasm for research and interest in American Art, which was inspired by her great-grandmother Juliette Kosicki, an artist and founding member of the Wethersfield, Connecticut Art League.