Molly Schafer is a Chicago-based artist, illustrator, and co-creator of the Endangered Species Print Project. She received a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Recent exhibitions include Animal Umwelt at iMOCA Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, City Creatures at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago), Dress/Sheild at Lump Gallery (Raleigh), and Rare Nature also at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Previous exhibition venues include Exit Art (NYC), Lump Gallery (NC), Space 1026 (PA), Root Divison (SF), Kristi Engle (LA) Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC), The Andy Warhol Museum (PA) and Lollapalooza 2007. Her zines are included in the Sarah Dyer Collection at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture at Duke University Libraries.
Schafer’s illustration work has been included in a museum exhibit on the Burgess Shale that traveled internationally with the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES), The Endangered Species Condom Project which was profiled in The New York Times, featured on a billboard in Times Square, and won two Addy awards, and the book "City Creatures" published in 2015. Her art prints are carried by Minted.
Schafer's art and projects have been featured in Uppercase magazine, Orion Magazine, Businessweek, The American Scholar, Juxtapoz, ReadyMade Magazine, Gapers Block, Amelia’s Magazine, and Mankind Magazine among others.
She is the director, co-founder, and blogger of The Endangered Species Print Project, which creates limited-edition art prints to raise funds for critically endangered species, and has to date raised $14,000 for conservation.