David Mollett was born in Oregon and earned his BA from Reed College in Portland in 1975. Mollett is well known for his brightly-colored paintings of the dramatic scenery of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and areas in and around Denali National Park. He has had solo shows in virtually every major public exhibition space in Alaska and has been in group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. He owns and operates the Well Street Art Company, a contemporary art gallery in Fairbanks and was the 2002 guest curator at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Mollett is currently an associate professor of art for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.