Molly Dilworth is a Brooklyn based artist who views creative practice as a form of research. Using data from a specific site as a structure, she gives form to things that invisibly motivate our actions.
Her painting Cool Water, Hot Island was selected as the surface treatment for the 5 block 50,000 sq. ft. pedestrian plazas on Broadway in Times Square. Her 2010 rooftop painting was made in conjunction with the NYC CoolRoofs program was commissioned by 350.org as part of their international climate change art initiative.
Her painting Lodge 441/Old School for the New Museum Festival of Ideas can be seen at the Old St. Patrick Cathedral School at 233 Mott Street.
Paintings for Satellites / Long Island City in collaboration with Seek Art is part of an ongoing series of paintings on rooftops to be viewed on Google Earth. These projects will be included in Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good at the U.S. Pavilion, 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale.
As a 2011 Art & Law Resident, Dilworth researched the African American Burial sites in Lower Manhattan and the prevalence of forced labor in contemporary life. She combined visual references from this research into icons painted on banners at the Lower East Side-Rotating Studio Program. This work was exhibited at the Sculpture Center in December 2011 and is currently traveling to venues across the country. These icons were reconfigured to create a 90-foot mural for an exterior wall of the World Financial Center Winter Garden Plaza on Vesey Street.
As an artist in residence at the Salina Art Center in Kansas where she is making a public painting in a 90-year old formerly whites-only municipal swimming pool to engage residents in a conversation about American history.