Focus Gallery Two: In Vitro: New Works by Molly Valentine Dierks
September 10 - October 22, 2016
Reception: FWADA Fall Gallery Night, Saturday September 10, 2016; 6 - 9pm
Molly Valentine Dierks explores the expanding field of sculpture through her work across media (performance, installation, and digital media). Dierks received her BA in Behavioral Psychology from Dartmouth College, a Postbaccalaureate degree in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MFA in Art and Design from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She has participated in exhibitions nationally (including in New York City, Detroit, and Los Angeles) and internationally (Japan, South Africa). Her work has been included in exhibitions by such prestigious institutions as the Musem of Contemporary Art Detroit, University of Michigan Museum of Modern Art, and Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art. Dirks' sculptures and installations have been featured in Southern Magazine, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit's 'Post Industrial Complex', the University of Michigan's site on digital media artists, and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art's Art Yellow Book.