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Mark LOREM IPSUM
Molly Bythell, b. 1995, North Yorkshire, UK

My paintings are a tribute to women. I give all my subjects the love and affection they deserve, with a heavy dose of colour and cliché. Using cut-outs from newspapers and magazines, candid photographs of friends, collages of travel pictures and more, I like to paint the normal things in life: lovers, friendships, #thicc thighs and quintessential pink flamingo floats.

I’ve exhibited across the UK and internationally, and have sold both original and commissioned works. I’m currently accepting commissions, having recently completed one at Bagdad Cafe in Japan.

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EDUCATION
2018                Cambridge CELTA, Pass B
2013 – 2017    Fine Art BA at Newcastle University (Achieved First Class Honours)
2017                NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training    
2016                Erasmus Semester in Fine Art at Marmara University, Istanbul

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019
Bagdad Cafe Mural, commissioned by Bagdad Cafe, Utsunomiya, Japan
International Women’s Day Exhibition “Balance for Better”, Makers Mezzanine, Whitney on Wye

2018   
Courtyard Christmas Appeal Auction, The Courtyard Foyer, Hereford
Holmer CofE Academy Art Project, Holmer Church of England Academy, Hereford,
DKP Gallery: Molly Bythell, (Solo Exhibition) H. Art Week, Left Bank Village, Hereford
PoARTryPoet-Artist Collaboration, Artistree Gallery, Ledbury
Available(Solo Exhibition), The Craft Gallery, Old Mayor’s Parlour, Hereford
FBA Futures, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London

2017   
Dialogus, Lungs Project, Vane Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University Degree ShowNewcastle University & Great North Museum
Newcastle University Degree Show #2, Hoxton Arches, London
Nasty Women, Byker Community Centre, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Gallery Wall, Culture Lab, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ladies who Lunch Paint, Student Open Call, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2016  
Interim #2, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Winter Exhibition, Kilbryde Castle, Sterling, Scotland 
Censored | Sansürlü, (Solo Exhibition), Istanbul Art Studio, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Bahar Vizesi, (Two Person Exhibition), Sanat Okulu, Acıbadem, Istanbul

2015 
The Painting Green, (Solo Exhibition), Tic Space, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
RUBBERNECKER, M I L K Open Call, The Byker Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Shameless, (Two Person Exhibition), PH Space, Newbridge Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Strand Exhibition, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2014  
Handle With Care Collaboration, Baltic Archive, Baltic Contemporary, Newcastle Upon Tyne

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES
2018   
Reserve’ Applicant for Salzburg Summer Academy of Fine Arts Grant
Selected to participate in FBA Futures 2018, Mall Galleries, London

2017   
John Christie Prize for Outstanding Work in the Fine Art Degree Show
Winner of Student Open Call, The Holy Biscuit
Bartlett Travel Award
Bartlett Off-site Funding

2016   
M I L K Open Call, M I L K Art Collective