Through her interdisciplinary studio practice, Molly Valentine Dierks deals with embodied (sense oriented, experiential) and disembodied (alienated, post-industrial) knowledge. Within detailed installations that merge the formal languages of technology and nature, she explores evolving landscapes of intimacy and connection.
Dierks studied Psychology at Dartmouth College (Honors), Sculpture + Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Art + Design, Architecture, and Postmodernism at the University of Michigan (Master of Fine Arts).
She has participated in exhibitions nationally (Detroit, LA, Fort Worth, Dallas) + internationally (South Korea, Russia). Her work has been a part of public installations in Detroit + Franconia Sculpture Park + included in exhibitions by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, + 500X Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Her work has been featured in Southern Magazine, MOCAD’s ‘Post Industrial Complex’, the University of Michigan’s site on digital media artists, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art’s Art Yellow Book, Designboom, The Jealous Curator + Peripheral Visions Arts, among others.
She is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, and currently has a studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Watch the virtual tour of Molly Dierk’s Skin Hunger Series Exhibition here