Photograph by Anna Bauer for Artfare

Photograph by Anna Bauer for Artfare

Artist Biography

Mollie McKinley is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Her work includes encompasses photography, sculpture, performance, video, and writing.

McKinley’s first institutional New York solo exhibition, “Salt Priestess,” opened at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn in May 2017. Her work has also been shown at Independent Curators International; Momenta Art; Ethan Cohen Fine Arts; Field Projects; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Baxter Street/Camera Club of New York; Anthology Film Archives; the MoMA Pop Rally; the Index Art Center, Newark; the Wassaic Project Exhibition; SPRING/BREAK Art Show curated by Natalie Kovacs; Anna Kustera Gallery; Dimensions Variable Gallery, Miami; the Fringe Arts Festival in Philadelphia; One Mile Gallery, Kingston; Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, and others.

McKinley’s work has been featured on Clocktower Radio, as well as in Vice, Fjords Review, Nylon Magazine, Vernissage TV Magazine, Animal New York, Apogee Literary Journal (Columbia University), and The Humble Arts Foundation. She served on the artist panel for the NYFA interdisciplinary awards, and her writing on radical education has been published in “Performance Research.” She studied photography and film/video at Bard College.

Her works are held in private collections, as well as those of the Samuel Dorsky Museum, and the Museum of American Glass.

She was a 2018 Creative Glass Center of America Fellow at Wheaton Arts, and is the 2018-2019 visiting teaching artist at the Dia: Beacon.

Selected works are available through Artfare.


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