ARLENE BLACK MOLLO: Biography
A visual artist and educator, Arlene Mollo holds a Ph.D. in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University with a concentration in arts cultural policy. She earned a graduate degree in art education from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and an undergraduate degree with distinction, in Fine Art from Emmanuel College in Boston.
Watercolors by Arlene Mollo, include landscapes and images created on location in England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, the Caribbean and throughout the continental United States. Her artwork is represented nationally at Gallery One in Petaluma, California and locally by The SouthCoast Artists Guild at ArtWorks! in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Her watercolors have been exhibited in regional galleries such as Gallery 244 at UMass Dartmouth in New Bedford; the Margaret Fergusen Gallery at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Woods Gerry Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence; the Federal Reserve Gallery, Boston; the AAMARP Gallery of Northeastern University in Boston. In Cambridge Massachusetts, she has exhibited works at the Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College, at Harvard Neighbors Gallery of Harvard University, and at the Atrium Gallery in the Episcopal Divinity School. She exhibits works in juried shows at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield, Massachusetts and her watercolors are included in numerous private collections throughout the United States, Canada and England.
In addition, she has received many commissions to design permanent installations in stained glass and liturgical fiber arts for churches and worship spaces in and around New England. A sample of these include commissions for the United States Coast Guard Academy Chapel in New London, CT; for Flagraphics, Inc. of Cambridge, MA and for the Pilgrim Center Chapel in Braintree, MA.
Arlene Mollo teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in Art Education in the College of Visual & Performing Arts at UMassDartmouth where she is Chair of the Department of Art Education. She maintains a working studio on Cape Cod and is very active in promoting arts and arts education in public spaces for the enjoyment of all.