Molly Dilworth is a Brooklyn-based artist who views creative practice as a form of research. Her painting Cool Water, Hot Island was selected as the surface treatment for the 5 block 50,000 sq. ft. pedestrian plazas on Broadway in Times Square. Her 2010 rooftop painting, made in conjunction with the NYC CoolRoofs program, was commissioned by 350.org as part of their international climate change art initiative. Her painting Lodge 441 / Old School for the New Museum Festival of Ideas can be seen at the Old St. Patrick Cathedral School at 233 Mott Street. Paintings for Satellites / Long Island City, in collaboration with Seek Art, is part of an ongoing series of paintings on rooftops to be viewed on Google Earth.
As a 2011 Art & Law Resident, Dilworth researched the African American Burial sites in Lower Manhattan and the prevalence of forced labor in contemporary life. She combined visual references from this research into icons painted on banners during a residency at the Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program and exhibited them at SculptureCenter in Long Island City.
Using data from a specific site as a structure, I give form to things that invisibly motivate our actions. I have partnered with green building community organizations, climate change activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address our relationship to history, nature and technology.