Tierney looks for ways to obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with social norms, emphasizing a relationship between the body and matter in pursuit of originality. Dealing with current social and political events, and engaged with community, she offers an alternative to the domination of spectacle, while creatively providing opposition or amendments to the otherwise corporatized. Her work consists of using unconventional materials to explore definitions of materiality, abstraction, and play. Social collaboration is also at the center of Tierney's art, conjuring dialog & critical thinking as a tool for the production of knowledge, while facilitating access and usage of spaces. Molly Tierney lives and works in Altadena California. 

Her work has been shown at LAST Projects, Los Angeles; Gas Gallery, Los Angeles; Hastings Branch Library, Pasadena; Garash Galería, Mexico City; Terrain Exhibitions, JJU Collective; SCA Project Space, Pomona, California; Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles; Zorthian Ranch, Altadena, California 347 Clarence, Los Angeles. 

EDUCATION 
MFA JJU 
Pasadena City College Photography 


ARTIST RESIDENCES
2007-2008 Victoria Martin: PCC Independent Study Program in Experimental Photography 
2009 Eileen Cowin: Video Artist in Residence at PCC 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2018 “Anatomy of Oil” Gas Gallery Los Angeles, CA 
2018 “Shhh” Pasadena Hastings Branch Library Pasadena, CA 
2018 “California Conversations” LAST_Projects Los Angeles, CA 
2018 “Barn Social” Zorthian Ranch, Altadena, CA 
2018 “KINDA QUIET” Garash Galeria Roma Norte, Mexico City 
2017 Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL JJU Collective Altadena, CA 
2016 “Things-Change” Dalton Warehouse Los Angeles, CA 
2015 “347 CLARENCE” Boyle Heights, CA 
2013 “Figuratively Speaking” SCA Project Space Pomona, CA 
2010 “Summer Showcase” McGintys GATEOTW Altadena, CA 
2009 “Main St /DTLA/ Los Angeles, CA 
2009 “PROJECT Altadena” Altadena, CA 
2008 Emerging Photographers Exhibition Altadena, CA 
2008 Annual Juried Student Exhbition by Gail Swanlund PCC Pasadena, CA 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS AND CURATORIAL PRACTICE
2018 “What is Gentrification Good For?” Boyle Heights, CA

 
Facilitated a raw 4,000 square foot space for art and dialog. Curated by ELAC ART & Animation Club the works in this show unite the creativity and diversity of each artist exploring the personal and social impact of gentrification. 

2015 “347 CLARENCE” Boyle Heights, CA 

Curated by JJU Collective a survey by LA based artists in an alternative space. 

Present-2015 Vacant Projects 

Establishes relationships with under used spaces with the property owners. Leasing the vacant properties part-time, free of charge, for the arts, community events and organizations. 

2009 Project Altadena/ 2200 Image Exhibition 

Facilitated the residents of Altadena to depict their community using supplied disposable cameras. 

2009 Altadena Arts Coalition/ Co-founded with Ben McGinty to support the local business district and the arts. 

Present-2008 JJU Collective 

A non-hierarchical collective of artists, united by fervent sensual and intellectual curiosity, in constant question of the 

dominate culture and its role in the Art World while always offering alternatives. Established with Artists Michelle Garduño and Woody O’ Toole (2656 Altadena, CA)