Molly Stephenson is an environmental artist, writer and curator based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. She has just completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (First Class) at Monash University, and has completed her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2019.
Theatrical and occultist, Molly’s practice is crude and improvised - it exists in a constant state of flux, disorientation and instability. Primarily working within sculpture, installation, painting and text, she interrogates the interplay between the manipulation and natural mutation of the botanical, object and marine world. She does so in hopes of critiquing and reflecting upon our engagement with non-human, non-being entities.
Molly has exhibited at galleries such as SEVENTH Gallery, No Vacancy Gallery, and Buxton Contemporary, with an upcoming show being held at Alternating Current Art Space, GAFFA Gallery and Canteen Studios. She has published with SEVENTH Galleries Emerging Writers Program and Heart of Heart's Press, and is the founder and co-curator of the online exhibition, Quivering in Quarantine. She has been an active volunteer with SEVENTH Gallery for over 4 years, and has just begun volunteering at Connors Connors Gallery in Fitzroy's Town Hall in 2021.
Molly has been longlisted for Hatched 2021: National Graduate Showcase, awarded the COVID-19 Quick Response Grant from The City of Melbourne, the NGV's Women's Associate Award, an Individual Creative Grant from The City of Boroondara, as well as the John Vickery Scholarship with The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).