Molly Bythell (b. 1995 UK)

I am obsessed with women. They tantalise me.

Traditionally in painting or sculpture, women are presented as passive receivers of the male gaze. I am trying to challenge that.

My impulse has always been to paint women. Because I spend time creating their form and because I am one, I get to know them – their passions, styles and insecurities. I’m based in Hereford, a less metropolitan area of Britain and therefore a perfect place to question the patriarchy, to identify problems with the male-female power dynamic using colour, pattern and composition.

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

International Women’s Day Exhibition “Balance for Better”, Makers Mezzanine, Whitney on Wye

Courtyard Christmas Appeal Auction, The Courtyard Foyer, Hereford
DKP Gallery: Molly Bythell, 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

Dialogus, Lungs Project, Vane Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle University Degree Show ,Newcastle University & Great North Museum
Newcastle University Degree Show #2, Hoxton Arches, London
MAN AROLA, Project Space, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nasty Women, Byker Community Centre, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne
S(he) exhibition, (Submitted Small Written Statement), Laing Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Gallery Wall, Culture Lab, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ladies who Lunch Paint, (Student Open Call), The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Interim #2, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Parade, Atrium, 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

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
Cross Year #2, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Shameless, (Two Person Exhibition), PH Space, Newbridge Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Strand Exhibition, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Narrative, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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

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

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

M I L K Open Call, M I L K Art Collective
Achieved a First in Dissertation:
-     A critical examination of the erotic and its place in the work of Louise Bourgeois.

Guest Artist, Coordinating School Art Project, Holmer C of E Academy, Hereford.
Gallery Events Manager, DKP Gallery, Left Bank Village, Hereford.

Project Administrator of NLDC Project, working with the Arts Team of Newcastle City Council.

Assisted the Project Management of Newcastle University’s Fine Art Postcard Auction.
Art Volunteer at Qnushyo, the Assyrian-Syrian Refugee School, Istanbul.
Art Volunteer at Newbridge Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2013 – 2017.

Worked with Luey Graves in her Illusion and Depth in Painting workshop.
Participation in the Fine Art Student/Teacher partnership, Newcastle University.

Worked with Stephen Rowarth in Figurine Modeling, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Primary Level English, Art & Design Teaching, Khao Lak, Thailand.
Worked with Chris Paul Daniels in Unravel – 16mm Film Workshop.

Completed Gold Arts Award.
Two Year Participation in Longitudinal Study of Art Award’s Impact, London South Bank University.
Collaboration with company Insights Shed for their project Schools: Case Study