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Molly Bythell (b. 1995 UK)

A woman without limits; manipulating the figure to allow it freedom and pleasure, rather than being subject to the male gaze. Her collection of joyous paintings explore women today, allowing viewers to experience female paintings from a female perspective.

Currently based in Hereford, a less metropolitan area of Britain, Molly questions the patriarchy: Woman as object becomes Woman as subject. Her unsuspecting subjects pull the rug from under usual stereotypes.

Molly recently participated in h.Art week, showing at DKP Gallery Hereford, hosted Available, a solo exhibition at The Craft Gallery Hereford, and exhibited in ‘FBA Futures’ at the Mall Galleries London, opposite Buckingham Palace. In July, she took part in PoARTry, a collaboration of art and poetry in Ledbury.

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
2018   
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

2017   
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

2016  
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

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
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

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
Achieved a First in Dissertation:
-     A critical examination of the erotic and its place in the work of Louise Bourgeois.

2015   
Worked in residence with an established and successful artist Colin Simmonds
Studentship Prize, Newcastle University

SELECTED EXPERIENCE
2018   
Guest Artist, Coordinating School Art Project, Holmer C of E Academy, Hereford.
Gallery Events Manager, DKP Gallery, Left Bank Village, Hereford.

2017   
Project Administrator of NLDC Project, working with the Arts Team of Newcastle City Council.

2016   
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.

2015   
Worked with Luey Graves in her Illusion and Depth in Painting workshop.
Participation in the Fine Art Student/Teacher partnership, Newcastle University.

2014   
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.

2013   
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