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Traci Molloy
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am an artist and an education activist. My artwork explores themes of adolescent culture, violence, loss, and identity by utilizing printmaking, photography, digital art, and painting techniques. I am also interested in the aftermath of violence - how humans process trauma and grief. My work is actualized in large, conceptually related series. As an artist, I explore uncomfortable topics that people attempt to ignore. Along with my independent artwork, I make large-scale installations and collaborations with adolescents. My art practices and my pedagogical approaches are intimately intertwined. For the past 17 years, I have worked collaboratively with adolescents in underserved communities in Atlanta, the Bronx, and Appalachia, as well as with youth that lost a parent or guardian on 9/11/01. These experiences deeply inform all that I do. As an artist, I strive to expand the definitions of collaboration, and challenge my audience’s views on adolescent stereotypes related to race, class, and gender. Below are brief descriptive statements regarding some of my work: The Composite Series explores identity, stereotyping, traditional portrait photography, and profiling. The figures do not exist - they are constructed digital portraits made by layering photos/creating hybrids. Headshots depict portraits showcasing adolescent identity. The teenagers’ poses reflect personas, (real and constructed), that imitate attitudes of “toughness” and “vulnerability”. The series comments on social stereotypes related to urban youth, invisibility, and implied violence The vibrant patterns and iconography obscures the subject’s identity, forcing the viewer to focus on the “surface layer” and disregard the portrait seen below. The On Absence project is comprised of 300 site-specific photographs taken of an empty Brooklyn sky - specifically, the void once inhabited by the World Trade Center buildings. The piece, influenced by my experiences collaborating with children that lost a parent on 9/11/01, integrates notions of place, absence, and bereavement. Untitled, (For Trayvon’s Mother), is a suite of 18 monoprints. The series comments on adolescent identity, social stereotypes related to urban youth, invisibility, and implied violence. The prints depict traditional black and white portraiture, as well as darkly toned multicolored imagery. Some of the monoprints have punctures, cut paper, and collaged elements on the surface.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Solo Exhibitions ________________________________________________________

2014 Don’t Axe Me, The Greer Museum, Rio Grande, OH (forthcoming)
2012 There You Will Always Be, Vermont Arts Exchange, Bennington, VT
2011 Today I Remember, Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2010 Missed/Dismissed, Taller Boricua, New York, NY Curators: Christine Licata and Fernando Salicrup
2008 And Again, Ruby Green Gallery, Nashville, TN
2007 What If, Pool Art Center, Drury University, Springfield, MO
2006 White Dandelions, The Jacqueline B. Charno Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2003 Last,Triple Candie, (The Project Room), New York, NY, Curator: Franklin Sirmans
Missed/Dismissed, SPACES (SpaceLab) Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2000 If the Bough Breaks, Hatfield Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
1999 Still (The Final Chapter), Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 Labeled, SPACES (Spacelab), Cleveland, OH

Select Group Exhibitions_________________________________________________

2013 Mean Girls, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Jill Larson
Curate NYC, Rush Arts Space, New York, NY, Curators: Danny Simmons and Brian Tate
Mean Girls, Penn State University, New Kensington, PA, Curator: Jill Larson
Art Against Violence, Ron Taylor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Kids that Kill Kids, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, Curator: Kristin Powers Nowlin
2011 Curate NYC, Rush Arts Space, Manhattan, NY, Curators: Danny Simmons and Brian Tate
Extraction, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Jill Larson
Inside/Out, Mason Gross Galleries (Project Room), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Spot, PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY, Curator: Susan Harrison
Welcome Back, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2010 Word Up! St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY, Curators: Ramona Candy and Stacey Tyler, Merit Award
Welcome Back, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
National Printmaking Exhibition, Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA, Curator: Anita Jung
2009 New Prints 2009/Summer - Portraits: In Pursuit of Likeness, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
Social (Virus), NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
Women’s Quarters, Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Lawrence, WI, Curator: Ben Rinehart
2008 These Strange Children (Les Etranges Enfantes), SICA (Shore Institute of Contemporary Art), Long Branch, NJ
New Prints 2008/Summer: Artists’ Commentary, IPCNY (International Print Center New York), New York, NY
The Complexity of Emergencies: Responding through Art, CDC Global Health Museum, Atlanta, GA
Objectivos Moviles/Moving Targets and Expansion, Proyecto'ace Studios and Centro de Producción y Edición Gráfica de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Perfect with Pixel, Dorothy Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH Curator: Shaurya Kumar
2007 In the Country of Last Refuge, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, Curators: Emma Wilcox and Evonne Davis
Looks Good on Paper, Spruill Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Curator: Julia Fenton
Welcome Back, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2006 Art of the Neighborhood, Tastes Like Chicken, Brooklyn, NY Curators: Sherry Biddle and Michael Rader
Peripheral, The Lewis Art Gallery, Milsaps College, Jackson, MS
2005 …Wish You Were Here, Living Room, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL Curator: Franklin Sirmans
Four Years Later, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Jill Larson
...and death, Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT, Curators: Susan Classen-Sullivan and Pawel Wojtasik
2004 The 4th Minnesota National Print Biennial, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Jurors: John Scott, Marjorie Devon, and Siri Engberg
2003 The Atlanta Biennial, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Curator: Franklin Sirmans
Two for Flinching, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, GA
Prints U.S.A. 2003, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, Juror: Jane Glaubinger
The Boston Printmakers 2003 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA, Juror: Clifford S. Ackley
National Printmaking 2003, College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ, Juror: Eileen Foti
2002 Face Time, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Curator: Helena Reckitt
New Media for a New Century, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA, Curator: Les Reiker
Wondercabinet: Contemporary Artists' Books, Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix, AZ
Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curator: Marianne Lambert
Common Culture, SGC 30th Anniversary Conference, New Orleans, LA, and Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2001 Beneath the Skin, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Prints U.S.A. 2001, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield. MO, Juror: Daniel Piersol
The Third Minnesota National Print Biennial, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Curators: Lyndel King, Patricia McDonnell, and T.L. Solien
2000 I Want Candy, KE2 Raw Space, Chicago, IL, Curators: Emily Puthoff and Elena Sneizcek
Three Atlanta Artists, The Mayor's Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curator: Karen Comer
3-Piece, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, S.U.N.Y. Brockport, Brockport, NY, Curator: Greg Lendeck
1999 Body as Commodity, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA Curator: Candice Bennett Silenced Voices: An Affirmation of Human Rights, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
Body/Politic/Memory, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV, Curator: Mary Richards
Fat, R3 Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curators: Dawn Glover and Jill Larson
1998 Loss&Grief, The Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Jurors: H. Marie Aragon and Patricia Otto
From the Soul: Images of Personal Significance, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, Curator: Cathy Byrd
1997 Hunger, Art Space/Lima, Lima, OH, Juror: Judy Chicago
1996 Thirteenth Gallery ‘76 National Juried Art Exhibition, Gallery ‘76, Wenatchee, WA, Honorable Mention

Exhibition Venues for Artistic Collaborations with Adolescents __________________

America’s Camp, Lenox and Hinsdale, MA
Center for Grieving Children, Portland, ME
Children’s Museum, Tokyo, Japan
City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Drury University, Springfield, MO
East by East Cultural Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Global Health Odyssey Museum, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
International Summit on Racism, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lillian Jones Museum, Jackson, OH
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
Rio Grande University, Rio Grande and Meigs, OH
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
SPACES, Cleveland, OH
Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island, NY
The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
The United Nations, New York, NY
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
VSA Arts for All Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA

Artistic Collaborations with Adolescents_____________________________________

2013 The Portsmouth Project, A series of collaborative prints with 9 adolescents from Appalachia about identity and poverty.
2011 Remember Love, A collaborative video/installation with 270 children that lost a parent or sibling on 9/11/01.
Constructing the Community, 11 8’x4’ collaborative murals made with 260 adolescents depicting the Bronx.
2010 Stand 4 Respect, Not H8, A collaborative mural about bullying with 15 Vermont adolescents.
2009 H is for Hope, A collaborative book with 30 international adolescents that lost a parent in an act of terrorism.
2007 Pandora’s Lantern, A collaborative sculpture created with 275 children that lost a parent or sibling on 9/11/01.
2006 The Feathers of the Phoenix, A collaborative sculpture made with 250 children that lost a parent on 9/11/01.
2005 Apollo’s Ascent, A collaborative print project created with 200 children that lost a parent or sibling on 9/11/01.
2004 The Sky Project, A collaborative mural/assemblage created with 170 children that lost a parent or sibling on 9/11/01.
2003 Quilt Slam:Through Their Eyes, A collaborative quilt with 75 children that lost a parent or sibling on 9/11/01.
2002 Sweet Auburn Avenue, A collaborative mural with Kojo Griffin and 12 Atlanta adolescents.
2000 On the Line, A collaborative installation about basketball done with 13 Atlanta adolescents.
1999 Visions of the New Millennium, Two books created with International Paint Pals.
Alternating Perspectives, A collaborative installation with six adolescent members of ArtsCool
1998 Peace, Justice, and Freedom, A mural honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
Step Into My Shoes, A collaborative installation with 5 adolescent members of ArtsCool.

Awards and Fully Funded Residencies______________________________________

2015 Funded Residency ($12,500), University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME (forthcoming)
2014 Funded Residency ($1,000), Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (forthcoming)
2013 Distinguished Visual Arts Alumni Award, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Funded Residency ($5,000), Rio Grande University, Rio Grande, OH
2012 Funded Residency ($2,000), The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2011 Funded Residency ($1,200), The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
2004 Funded Residency ($500), Lower Eastside Printshop, Manhattan, NY
2001 Emerging Artist Award Nominee, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, GA
Critic's Choice, Best Conceptual Exhibition, Creative Loafing, Beneath the Skin, Atlanta, GA

Select Publications and Television_________________________________________

2013 ABC Television (WTAE Evening News), Mean Girls, Pittsburgh, PA. Segment featured artwork made for exhibit.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Mean Grils, Review, Pittsburgh, PA. Mary Thomas
Pittsburgh City Paper, Mean Girls, Review, Pittsburgh, PA. Michelle Fried
Point Park News, Mean Girls, Interview, Pittsburgh, PA. Kineen Dillard
Pittsburgh Tribune, Mean Girls, Exhibition Review, Pittsburgh, PA, Kurt Shaw
Portsmouth Daily Times, The Portsmouth Project, Interview, Portsmouth, OH, Ryan Ottney
2012 ABC Television (WJLA Evening News), America’s Camp: Rebuilding Lives After 9/11, Washington D.C. Segment featured interviews with the Director and Curator of the Pentagon. Showcased all five collaborative art projects.
The Associated Press, America’s Camp: Rebuilding Lives After 9/11, Article and photograph featured in over 40 national publications including the Boston Herald, Wall Street Jounal, Houston Chronicle, the Washington Post, and the NY Daily Press, etc. Brett Zongker
Graphic Impressions, America’s Camp: Rebuilding Lives After 9/11, Interview and essay, National Publication. Carrie Sheppard
Bennington Banner, There You Will Always Be, Exhibition Preview, Bennington, VT, Ken Norris
2011 Pittsburgh Tribune, Extraction, Exhibition Review, Pittsburgh, PA, Kurt Shaw
2010 E Harlem TV (MNN – Manhattan Neighborhood Network), Missed/Dismissed, Interview, New York, NY
2009 Where Can I Get a Phoenix? Book focused on the collaborative art created at America’s Camp, C. Cris Raymond
2008 The Tennessean, And Again, Exhibition Review, Nashville, TN Jonathan Marx
2007 Empowering Children through Art and Expression: Cultrually Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief,
Book features the collaborative art projects created at America’s Camp, Dr. Bruce St. Thomas and Paul Johnson
Springfield News-Leader, What If, Interview, Springfield, MO, Brian Lewis
Ohio Today, Interview, National Publication/Ohio University Alumini Magazine, Mary Reed
2006 Good Morning America, America’s Camp (Segment featured collabroative art projects). National Syndication
WPIX Channel 11 News, Spirit of New York, (Featured interview and collabroative art projects). New York, NY
ABC Television, (WCVB News), America’s Camp (Segment featured collabroative art projects). Boston, MA
Review Magazine, White Dandelions, Exhibition Review, Regional Publication, Catherine Archais
The Journal of MAPC, Interview, National Publication, Brian Pennington
Kansas City Star, White Dandelions, Exhibition Review, Kansas City, MO Robin Trafton
Milsaps Magazine, Peripheral, Exhibition Review, Jackson, MS, Scott Albert Johnson
2005 Pittsburgh Tribune, Four Years Later, Exhibition Review, Pittsburgh, PA, Kurt Shaw
2004 Pittsburgh City Paper, Self-Inflicted, Exhibition Review, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 CBS Television (WGCL Evening News), Quilt Slam 2003:Through Their Eyes,Exhibition Preview, Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Quilt Slam 2003:Through Their Eyes, Interview, Atlanta, GA. Cathy Fox
Creative Loafing, Two for Flinching, Exhibition Review, Atlanta, GA. Felicia Feaster
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Two for Flinching, Exhibition Review, Atlanta, GA. Catherine Fox
Creative Loafing,The Atlanta Biennial, Exhibition Review, Atlanta, GA. Felicia Feaster
2002 Art Papers, New Media for a New Century, Review, National Publication. Joseph Ansell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Common Culture, Review, Atlanta, GA. Jerry Cullum
Creative Loafing, Common Culture, Interview, Atlanta, GA. Felicia Feaster
National Public Radio, Common Culture, Exhibition preview for Art Voice, Atlanta, GA. Jennifer Deere
National Public Radio, Art Explorer's Club, Interview for Art Voice, Atlanta, GA. Jennifer Deere
2001 Art Papers, On the Line, Exhibition Review, National Publication. Ben Apfelbaum
2000 National Public Radio, On the Line, Interview for Performance Today, Atlanta, GA Alvelyn Sanders
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, On the Line, Photo, Atlanta, GA. Nick Arroyo
The Stylus, Three Piece, Review, Brockport, NY. Ray Shank
1999 The Reader, Still (The Final Chapter), Review, Chicago, IL. Fred Camper
The Cleveland Monitor, Silenced Voices, Review, Cleveland, OH. Zita Rahn Farrell
Cleveland Free Times, Silenced Voices, Review, Cleveland, OH. Frank Green
Creative Loafing, Fat, Review, Atlanta, GA. Cathy Byrd
1998 Bennington Banner, Peace, Justice, and Freedom, Interview, Bennington, VT. Rachel Barenblat

Paid Lectures, Panels, and Visiting Artist Positions____________________________

2014 Panelist, Spanning Traditions of Printmaking and Social Activism, SGCI, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
Artist’s Lecture, Lawrence, University, Appleton, WI (forthcoming)
2013 Artist’s Lecture, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Artist’s Lecture, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Artist’s Lecture, Rio Grande University, Rio Grande, OH
Artist’s Lecture, Lillian Jones Museum, Jackson, OH
Panelist, Mean Girls, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture, The Harlem Renaissance, New York Historical Society, New York, NY
2012 Artist’s Lecture, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Artist’s Lecture, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2011 Artist’s Lecture, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Artist’s Lecture, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Panelist, Then Came Hope, National Art Therapy Association Conference, Washington D.C.
2010 Panelist, When Push Comes to Shove…Then Guns, Taller Boricua, New York, NY
2009 Lecture, Teaching Art Integration Practices, United Federation of Teachers Teacher Center/The Center for Arts Education Conference, New York, NY
2008 Panelist, Literacy Response Through Art, No Teacher Left Behind II Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI
Panelist, The Complexity of Emergencies, The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, GA
Lecture, Teaching Art Integration Practices, Center for Arts Education, New York, NY
2007 Panelist (Chair), Prints and the Revolution: A Conversation About Contemporary Art on Paper, CAA Conference, New York, NY
Panelist, (Chair), It’s a Post, Post, Post World, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, MO
Panelist, Integrating Arts into the Humanities Curriculum, VSA arts Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD
Panelist, Art and Violence, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Panelist, Artists as Citizens – Activating Communities, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Artist’s Lecture, Drury University, Springfield, MO
Artist’s Lecture, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
Artist’s Lecture, NYSSSA (New York State Summer School for the Arts), Rochester, NY
Artist’s Lecture, Muse Fuse, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Artist’s Lecture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Panelist, Genetic Mutations, Southern Graphics Council Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Panelist, When is a Print a Print (or Not), MAPC Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Panelist, Peer to Peer Panel: What it Takes to be Successful as a Teaching Artist, Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
Visiting Artist, Oppression and Revolt, A collaboration with IS 383 Middle School students in Brooklyn, NY. In partnership with Studio in a School.
2005 Visiting Artist, Building the Beloved Community, A collaboration with Tim Rollins & K.O.S. on Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches and sermons, Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA
Panelist, “The Art of Humanity: Integrating Visual Arts into a Humanities Curriculum, Coalition of Essential Schools, Boston, MA
Artist’s Lecture, Pratt College of Art, Manhattan, NY
Visiting Artist, Architectural Drawing, The Studio Museum in Harlem in partnership with Heritage High School, Harlem, NY
2004 Panelist, “The Art of Healing: Children Traumatized by War”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Panelist, "Community Projects", Southern Graphics Council, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Artist's Lecture, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Lecture, "Alternative Approaches to Education", SERVE National Conference, Atlanta, GA
Panelist, “mental Health Within the Refugee Communities and Alternative Approaches through the Arts”, Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA
Visiting Artist, “The Literacy Project - History Tapestries", The High Museum of Art in partnership with Alpharetta Elementary School, Alpharetta, GA
2003 Panelist, "Strategies for Teaching and Critiquing Print Media", Southern Graphics Council, Boston University, Boston, MA
Artist's Lecture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Visiting Artist, Family History Art Book Project, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2002 Guest Artist (Interview), The Girls Project, Documentary video by Bair Productions on girls and adolescent culture, Atlanta, GA
Artist's Lecture, Clarion University, Clarion, PA
2001 Artist's Lecture, New Jersey City University, New Jersey City, NJ
Visiting Artist, Family History Art Book Project, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2000 Panelist, Making it as an Artist in the New Millennium, Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA
1999 Artist's Lecture, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Artist's Lecture, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
1998 Panelist, Print Education: A Dialogue (An Examination of the Role Small Schools and Programs Play), Southern Graphics Council, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Artist's Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

Public Collections_______________________________________________________

Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, New Brunswick, NJ
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedon High School, Bronx, NY
Little River Press, Rio Grande, OH
Mount Anthony Union High School, Bennington, VT
M.S. 584, Brooklyn, NY
National September 11th Memorial and Museum, New York, NY
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Southern Graphics Council International, Jackson, MS
Youth Art Connection, Atlanta, GA
 








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