Molly Stephenson is a visual artist, writer and curator living and working on Wurundjeri country in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia).
She is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Monash University.
Evocative of marine fatbergs, crude cakes, ouiji boards or ectoplasmic entities, Stephenson's visual practise abandons and indulges in the mediation of objects by engaging with occult ritual and psychedelic culture. She orchestrates whimsical, haptic yet eerie sculptures and spaces in hopes of diffusing the existence between the certainty and permanence of an ‘assumed’ reality and fantasy. This has lead Molly to further investigate the displacement of human labour, performance and projection on the non-human in her visual and written practise.
She has exhibited with galleries such as SEVENTH Gallery, No Vacancy Gallery, and Buxton Contemporary, with upcoming shows being held at Neon Parlour, Alternating Current Art Space and Intermission Gallery. She has been published with SEVENTH Gallery's Emerging Writer's Program as well as Heart of Heart's Press. Molly is also the Founder and co-curator of the online exhibition, Quivering in Quarantine.
Molly has been awarded an Art Grant from the City of Melbourne, the NGV Women's Associate Award, an Individual Creative Grant from the City of Boroondara, as well as the John Vickery Scholarship with VCA to further aid the development of her practise.