Molly Smyth was born in London in 1984. In 2008, she completed a BA in Sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts and an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2013. Molly Smyth lives and works in London.
A selection of group and solo exhibitions includes: Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood (2014); Show 2013, Royal College of Art, London; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London (2013); Sculpture/ Drawing, Royal College of Art, London; Interim Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London (2012); RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London; Illumination, Coldharbour London Gallery, London (2011); Legacy 1, L.I.U Gallery, London; Let There Be Sculpture, New Art Centre, Salisbury; The Devil’s Necktie, The Woodmill, London (2010); Time Flies, Hannah Barry Gallery, London; Bold Tendencies 3, London (2010); Delays Not Colours, Lucky PDF @ Unity Centre, London; Bold Tendencies III (2009).
Molly Smyth's works are highly personal mediations on shapes and images arising from experience of physical presence and absence. The qualities of mass, hollowness, density, exposure and restricted visibility are employed rigorously in Smyth's sculptures. These qualities are used to impart values that are often temporal and concerned with withheld revelation. The bodies or structures of the sculptures often contain 'events' which describe formal narratives in the materials that incur poetic resonance. Smyth's sculptural practice ranges from the miniature to the monumental, often referencing the built environment, particularly urban landscapes, as well as the human form.