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Molly Erin McCarthy
b. 1995
Lives & works in Plymouth, UK.
Visual artist, Technician & Producer.

Molly Erin McCarthy’s work challenges our perception of what we consider ‘real’. Through the creation of fictional worlds and cryptic artefacts, McCarthy explores how we form - and are formed by - the physical and philosophical landscapes we reside in.

By mixing research and references from wide ranging sources - spanning scientific studies to internet lore - her works convey a sense of anxious chaos, reflecting how it feels to exist within an increasingly complex web of often intangible, and progressively unstable, systems.

Akin to contemporary myth-making, McCarthy’s practice blurs the line between fact and fiction, creating stories that unpick this web of realities, challenge existing hierarchies, and envision new ways of being in the world.

McCarthy received a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Plymouth College of Art in 2020. Alongside her practice she has  worked with organisations such as Plymouth Art Weekender, KARST Contemporary ArtsMIRROR & CAMP.

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(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Group Exhibitions ♥

2021 DIGITAL MONSTERS, Solo Show, USA/Online.  
2021 Paradigms, Look Again, Aberdeen, UK.  
2021 Plymouth Contemporary, KARST/The Arts Institute, Plymouth, UK.  
2021 RHIZODOME, auto:save, UK/Online.
2020 Still Here Still Life X Implied Gallery X Molly Erin McCarthy, Interactive Virtual Sculpture, UK/EU/Online.
2020 ROAD RALLY V.1.0, Barcu Expo, Columbia/Online.
2020 New Realities, DeepFatFried Collective, UK/EU/Online.
2020 In The Withdrawing Room, CSM Culture, Criticism & Curation, UK/Online.
2020 Virtual Sculpture Garden, Implied Gallery, UK/Online.
2020 Incorporeal Laguna : A Tribute to an Art Show, Ypuccko Gallery, EU/Online.
2020 Ancient Futures in Organic Cyberspace, auto:save, UK/Online.
2020 Well Now, WTF?, Silicon Valet, USA/Online.
2020 The Wretched of the Screen, The Wrong Biennale, Magdalena Art Space, Oxford, UK.
2019-2020 goingaway.tv, The Wrong Biennale, Arebyte/AOS, London, UK.
2019 NOTOPIA, Leadworks, Plymouth, UK.
2019 Warehouse Party #002, The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough, UK.

(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Other Projects ♥

2021 RE:WRITING HISTORIES / RE:IMAGINING FUTURES, Torpoint Community College, Torpoint, UK. (workshop)
2020 State of Emergency, The Box, Plymouth, UK. (commision)
2020 Still Here Still Life X Implied Gallery X Molly Erin McCarthy, UK/EU/Online. (collaboration)
2019 STREAM, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK. (screening)

(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Residencies ♥

2021 Devon Based Emerging Artist Residency, Rame Projects, Cornwall, UK.  
2019 Lot Residency #001, Silicon Valet, USA/Online.
2019-2020 The Wretched of the Screen, The Wrong Biennale, Digital Artist Residency, UK/Online.
2019 Instagram Residency, ORBIT, UK/Online.

(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Talks ♥

2021 Oh Sh*t, I’m A Graduate! Thoughts & Reflections On Going From Art Student To Arts Professional, Plymouth College of Art, UK (online).
2020 Software and Sculpture : Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love My Class Background, Don’t Worry I’m Sick and Poor, Royal College of Art, UK (online).