Artist, education activist Molloy to lecture at UNI

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Brooklyn-based artist, collaborator and education activist Traci Molloy will conduct a lecture 6 p.m. Nov. 7 on the UNI campus.

The event will be held in room 111 of the Kamerick Art Building. Molloy has presented her artwork in more than 175 national exhibitions, including solo shows in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City and Nashville. She has received fully funded residencies throughout the country, and project grants from the Puffin Foundation and Ohio Arts Council.

Molloy creates multimedia collaborations with young adults who have experienced trauma. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum owns five of her collaborations. Her multi-media projects also have been exhibited at the United Nations, Pentagon, Bronx Museum of the Arts, CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, International Summit on Racism in Johannesburg and Tokyo’s Children’s Museum.Photo of artwork

Her projects are featured in three books: “Empowering Children through Art and Expression,” “Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio” and “Where Can I Get a Phoenix?” Articles about her work appear in Ms. Magazine, BOMB Magazine, Art Papers, and various newspapers nationwide. Her work also has been featured on “Good Morning America,” NPR and news stations in New York City, Boston, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

As an educator, Molloy’s pedagogical strategies are centered on teaching art as a way to stimulate change, promote social justice, and visually empower marginalized individuals and communities.

For more than 20 years, she’s directed arts-based educational outreach programs for underserved youth in the Bronx, Atlanta and Appalachian, Ohio, partnering with prestigious institutions and organizations including the Studio Museum in Harlem, High Museum of Art, and the Center for Arts Education.

She lectures regularly about her work at colleges, universities, and arts and education-based conferences throughout the country.


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Wendy Miller, Ph.D - Associate Professor of Art Education, or (319) 273-2833