MOLLY SPRINGFIELD
April 2008

Washington, DC—Ms. Springfield is an artist who makes drawings and installations based on textual artifacts. Balancing a deadpan, ironic sensibility with historical homage, her work addresses oppositions between reproduction and originality, reading and seeing, technology and labor, memory and nostalgia, digital and analog, and pencil and print. Molly\’s current projects include an ongoing series of drawings of photocopies of printed texts; a mixed-media project based on the life and writings of the 19th-century photography visionary William Henry Fox Talbot; an investigation into how handwritten marginalia reveals relationships between readers and books; and a visual \”translation\” of the first fifty pages of Swann\’s Way in the form of drawings made from every existing English edition of Proust\’s novel.

Ms. Springfield was born in 1977, received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2006. Springfield has had recent solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.. Her work has been reviewed and featured in many publications including Artforum, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Drain Magazine, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Ms. Springfield has also published her own writing in the College Art Association News and NY Arts Magazine. She is based in Washington, D.C., where she has been on the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the George Washington University.

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