Molly Larkey is an artist, writer and abolitionist organizer. Her work creates embodied visions of alternatives to the punishment and alienation of patriarchal social systems. This work takes the form of sculpture and painting, words and processes; gatherings of people and methods of sharing resources. Through creative interventions into the materiality of social and economic systems, her work creates space for radical shifts in perception, thereby suggesting ways to imagine a world in which beneficial structures replace those based in alienation and control.

She has exhibited widely with museums and galleries internationally, including solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Gallery 12.26, Dallas; Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles; Ochi Gallery, Ketchum and Los Angeles; Dutton Gallery, New York; Human Resources, Los Angeles; and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, among others. Her work was featured in “The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture,” at the Saatchi Gallery in London and “The Beyond” at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Her writing has been published with Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), and Haunt Journal of Art. In 2019, she founded People’s Pottery Project, an artist-driven initiative whose mission is to empower formerly incarcerated women, trans, and nonbinary individuals through the arts.

Currently, she is working on new sculptures for upcoming exhibitions, and an experimental memoir entitled: Autobiography of No Place: A Story of Utopia. She also loves being outdoors, reading, and is (very slowly) on her way to getting a black belt in karate.

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