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Molly Knox

tutor, sculptor

Born and raised in NYC, Molly attended Friends Seminary for high school, and graduated from Bowdoin College where she studied Art History and Theater, and was awarded the William H. Moody Prize for outstanding achievement in Theater. Since graduating, Molly has worked at a women’s health clinic in Portland, OR, and has fabricated for several artists (primarily in metals and fiber). Most recently Molly completed an art residency with Arrowmont Craft School in Gatlinburg, TN, and is now living in NYC, studying the Lost-Wax process for casting bronze. When she isn’t teaching, Molly is making art, reading, and tending the shade plants in her community garden plot.

…a text I love to teach

I love teaching Hamlet by Shakespeare. It’s a challenge to excavate but once we juggle our way through the playful language, students delight in the real connections they find to the material. I love seeing the distance students travel, from “not liking Shakespeare,” to understanding and enjoying it!

…a favorite place I’ve visited

Canyonlands National Park, UT. The desert canyon landscape is beautiful, fascinating, and transformative.

…eight people living or dead I’d invite to my ideal dinner party

Annie Albers, Germaine Greer, Bayard Rustin, Marcel Marceau, John Coltrane, Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, Eva Hesse, and John Berger.

…something I can’t stop thinking about

Fiber and textiles! Anytime a material that isn’t fiber is pretending to be fiber or is used like a fiber. Also, unexpected horn sections in any type of music.