Molly Eliza Gough
b. 1994, Stafford, UK
Lives and works in London
My practice taps into relationships, art and the spaces both inhabit, furthermore the way the experience of those spaces can contribute to relationships, emphasising the full circle that occurs. The work is kneading at the subtle, intimate pressure points of the audience, teasing at the proximity of bodies through digital communication, and work and life. It is asking, how does one make another person feel? How are feelings transmitted, shaped? And how can they be created in someone else?
Press & Release is an ongoing project that takes the form of a mailing list. This is a central fixture of my practice, it sends a fortnightly email of my writing, in the genre of flash fiction.
Recently my research focuses on being a woman in therapy and diving into the intricacies of abusive trauma. Investigating my personal experiences and acknowledging how that contributes to my decisions in art making. A man trained me how to build a relationship where there wasn’t one, to overshare whilst not sharing anything at all, but this time it’s not out of fear.
Bachelors in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, 2013-2016
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Stafford College, 2012-2013
Writing included in SET A42D
How to be being, Super Dakota, Brussels, January - February 2017
Solopreneur, Kingsgate Project Space, November - December 2016
Five Finger Discount, Bronze Dog, Göteborg, November 2016
Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, London, May 2016
Big Space, Central Saint Martins, London, November 2015
Guest Room Residency, welcometomyhomepage.net, November 2015
Altered States, Camden Arts Centre, London, June 2015
Because the Internet, The Rag Factory, London, May 2015
“I Still Pick My Nose”, Wayward Gallery, London, May 2015
Open Studio, Central Saint Martins, London, April 2015
Awards, grants, residencies:
Into the wild, Chisenhale Studios.
Acme Associates Studio programme.