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Molly Erin McCarthy
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 Arts, MIRROR & CAMP.
(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).