Friday, September 11, 2015

Traci Molloy-Artist & Activist Lecture October 8

The Coburn Gallery welcomes artist and activist Traci Molloy October 8-9 as part of the visiting artist program. Molloy will be working with AU students in a hands-on art collaborative project that relates to Social Justice while expanding participants thinking around activism and social change.

Molloy is known for her works that explore adolescent culture, loss, and violence through photography, digital arts, installation, painting, and printmaking. Molloy has worked with youth who lost a parent on 9/11 through American Camps, with refugees at the Center for Grieving Children's Multicultural Program, with high school students in the Bronx to address race and gun violence, and has taken on the theme of human trafficking in "Freedom Expressions" at the Atlanta airport

The public is invited to a special artist lecture on October 8 at 7:00pm Dauch-Ridenour Center. Admission is free.

Molloy has exhibited her work in over 130 different venues. Select venues include: Taller Boricua (New York City), SPACE (Pittsburgh), Ruby Green Gallery (Nashville), IPCNY (New York City), The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (Long Branch, New Jersey), Triple Candie (New York City), the Kansas City Artists Coalition, The Contemporary (Atlanta), Artemisia (Chicago), SPACES (Cleveland), and the Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, Georgia). Her artwork has been reviewed in national and regional publications, including Art Papers, Review Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Reader, and Creative Loafing. She has been interviewed on NPR in Atlanta and eHarlem TV in New York. 

Her collaborations have been exhibited in Johannesburg, New York City, Tokyo, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Cleveland, and featured on Good Morning America, WPIX Channel 11 News (New York City), WCVB Channel 5 News (Boston) and CBS Evening News (Atlanta).  Molloy has participated in residencies at the Lower Eastside Printshop, the Newark Museum, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (forthcoming).
Molloy’s visit is made possible by the generosity of the Art Department, Coburn Gallery, Ashland Center for Nonviolence, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology and Student Activities.

For more information, events and programming, call (419) 289-5652.

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