Molly Stephenson is a visual 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 completed her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2019.
Theatrical and occultist, Molly’s practice is sculptural, haptic and performative - it exists in a constant state of flux, disorientation and instability. She interrogates performative displacements of manipulation, anthropomorphisation and projection upon the botanical, object and marine world; in hopes of critiquing and reflecting upon our hospitality and engagement with non-human, non-being entities. As a result, a stream of interweaved, nonlinear, multifaceted reflections of ‘reality’ can materialise.
Molly has exhibited at galleries such as SEVENTH Gallery, No Vacancy Gallery, and Buxton Contemporary, with upcoming shows being held at Neon Parlour and Alternating Current Art Space. She has published with SEVENTH Galleries Emerging Writers Program and Heart of Heart's Press. She is the founder and co-curator of the online exhibition, Quivering in Quarantine. Molly has been 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).