Samos YoungArtists Festival

TOM MOLLOY

Born in Waterford, Ireland; lives and works in Rouen, France.

 

As contemporary people, we obviously live in very troubling times and as a contemporary artist I believe that troubling times demand a troubling response. I attempt, as an artist through ambiguity and provocation coupled with apparent simplicity and naivety to position my work at the center of big issues, be they historical, political, social or violent. I willingly embrace Martin Luther King’s invitation to engage with “the fierce urgency of the now”. (T.M.)

 

Recent solo exhibitions: Black and WhiteLora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas (2018); Celebration, Garter Lane Arts Center, Waterford, Ireland (2017);Wait, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2016).

 

Recent group exhibitions: The Times, The Flag Art Foundation, New York (2017); Mood Swings, frei-raum, Q21, Vienna (2017); The City, Kube Kunstmuseet, Alesund, Norway (2016); 5thThessaloniki Biennial, Between the Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will (2015).

 

Forthcoming exhibition: Parted VeilGlucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, (2019).

 

Tom Molloy is represented by Lora Reynolds Gallery, Texas.

 

IMAGE:

Candidate, 2012 (installation view, detail)

47 colour photographs, 18 x 750 cm 

Courtesy of the artist and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas