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Molly Dilworth

ARTIST STATEMENT: Molly Dilworth is a Brooklyn based artist who views creative practice as a form of research. Using data from a specific site as a structure, she gives form to things that invisibly motivate our actions. She has partnered with green building community organizations, climate change activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address our relationship to the history, nature and technology. From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the Pedestrian plazas of Times Square, Dilworth has created outdoor site-specific paintings in New York City and exhibited across the United States. She has been a resident artist at the Salina Art Center in Kansas and in the Art & Law Program with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in NYC. Her work was part of Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. In the fall of 2012 Dilworth was the Recess Activities artist in residence at the Pioneer in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In the spring of 2013 Dilworth installed a permanent exterior painting for the Garden at The James Hotel in Lower Manhattan.

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Fort Solitude, Mural and community artist project, Toledo, OH

International Sign Language, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

Molly Dilworth:Sans Souci, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Ghost Acre, The James Hotel Urban Garden, New York, NY
36° 30', Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, MI
The Cartography of the Unseen, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel
6 Years In: The Warehouse, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion, The Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY
We Know Not Exactly Where or How, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

All Night Forever, exhibition and public artwork, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
36° 30'/WFC, World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY
Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good, U.S. Pavilion, 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
Group Exhibition, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Happy Birthday: A Celebration of Chance and Silence, Feldman Gallery at PNCA, Portland, OR

Art and Law Residency Exhibition, SculptureCenter, New York, NY
Paintings for Satellites/LIC, Commissioned by Seek Art, Queens, NY
Selections from the Cultural Corridor VI, Storefront Artist Project, Adams and Pittsfield, MA
Group Exhibition, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Lodge 441/Old School, New Museum Festival of Ideas, New York, NY
Field Test (NYC), Site-specific Painting for Pulse Projects, Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY
The Open Daybook Exhibition, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
Habitat, Foothills Center for the Arts, Golden, CO

Paintings for Satellites/350, rooftop painting in conjunction with and NYC CoolRoofs
Cool Water, Hot Island, 50,000 sq ft 5 block painting commissioned by The Mayor’s Fund/DOT, Broadway from 42nd to 47th, Times Square, NYC
Speculative Topographies, BADCAT Mobile 1 Gallery, NYC.

Architecturally, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
Suddenly: Where We Live Now, Seattle, WA, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
Dispersion, Feldman Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR (Solo Show)
Pure Intangibles, Mandrake Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Visionary Drawing Building, Mass MOCA

Psychaedelis Domesticus in collaboration with Marina Zurkow, Contemporary Baroque – Extreme Excess, BM-Suma Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey

La Superette, Eyebeam, Deitch Projects, Participant, Inc., New York, NY

Red Shoe Delivery Service, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia, Nottdance Festival, Nottingham, England, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR


2014 Artist in Residence, Smack Mellon Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Third Culture Conversations Conference presenter, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2013 Artist in Residence, LMCC Workspace Program, New York, NY
2013 Artist in Residence, Catwalk, Catskill, NY
2012 Artist in Residence, Recess at the Intercourse, New York, NY
2012 Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012 Artist in Residence, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2011 Visiting Lecturer, Christies Education, New York, NY
2011 Resident, AAI Lower East Side Studio Program, New York, NY
2011 Visiting Lecturer, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
2010-2011 Thesis Review Panelist, NYU ITP, New York, NY
2011 Foothills Center for the Arts Residency, Golden, CO
2011 Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Residency, New York, NY
2010 Visiting Lecturer, Cardozo Art Law Society, New York, NY
2009 Visiting Artist, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
2008 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Reed College, Portland, OR
2008 Visiting Instructor, MFA Seminar, BFA Studio and MFA mentor. Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2008 Visiting Lecturer and Curator, The Searchers, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR


Wired Magazine, Vision Quest: Doug Aitken’s tech-fueled, all-night… Clive Thompson, September 2013
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Greenpoint artist’s mural is the talk of SoHo, Paula Katinas, May 13, 2013
Salina Journal, Integrated designs, Gary Demuth, June 1, 2012
The Atlantic Monthly, Satellite Art: One Woman Tries to Create Google Earth… Rebecca Greenfield, March 24, 2011
The Denver Post, Mural on Foothills center ceiling elevates artistry, Kyle MacMillan, January 23, 2011
The Telegraph, 350 Earth: Art that can be seen from space for the climate change conference in Cancun, November 29, 2010
Artforum, 500 Words, Molly Dilworth, Stephanie Snyder, August 28, 2010
WNYC, The New Times Square Unveiled, Andrea Bernstein, May 23, 2010
Fast Company, Times Square Set for Colorful Makeover Before Summer's Tourist Rush, Jill Singer, May 24, 2010
Huffington Post, Molly Dilworth's "Cool Water, Hot Island" Makes A River In Times Square, May 25, 2010
Wall Street Journal, Artist to Paint The Great White Way Blue, Alexandra Cheney, May 26, 2010
Italian Vogue, Times Square: The "land art" of Molly Dilworth that will refresh New York's scalding summer. Alice Capiaghi, May 31, 2010
El Pais, Pintando para los satellites, R. Bosco/C. Caldana, April 15, 2010
L'espresso, Opere d'arte da cogliere al volo, Filippo Brunamonti, March 2, 2010, Paintings For Satellites: Rooftop Art Targets a Google Earth Audience, Brian Barrett, March 1, 2010, Stunning Rooftop Paintings Visible from Satellites, Moe Beitiks, February 27, 2010
NY Daily News, Work’s outta this world, Erica Pearson, February 8, 2010
La Repubblica, Molly l'artista che dipinge sui tetti vista dal satellite, February 8, 2010
Artcat, Architecturally at Hendershot Gallery, November 17, 2009
New York Times, Exquisite Corpse at Rutgers, November 22, 2009
Pdxart.blogspot, Interview with Molly Dilworth, September 26, 2009
Afterall, 'suddenly: where we live now' at the Pomona College Museum of Art, Mia Locks, 27th May 2009
The Oregonian, "Suddenly" at Reed College, Brian Libby, September 23, 2008
Art Lies, The City, Naked, Stephanie Snyder, Summer 2008
New York Times, Art In Review, The Searchers, Martha Schwendener, December 22, 2006
Fashion Projects, Red Shoe Delivery Service, 2005
Time Out, Red Shoe Delivery Service, December 2004
Brooklyn Magazine, Red Shoe Delivery Service, August 2004


fillip Magazine, Lightly Illegal, Winter 2009
Tricycle Magazine, Pour Painting/Rorschach #3 (illustration p. 128), Fall 2010
Faesthetic, Dumb Luck, Fall 2010
Outer Horizons, Paintings for Satellites, Winter 2011


Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant, 2013
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2012
New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship, 2012
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 2012
Van Lier Fellow in the Art & Law Residency Program, 2011
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award nominee, 2010


1999 BFA University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003 MFA New York University, New York, NY

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