Paintings for Satellites

Oakdale/Carver Pool, 2012, Salina, Kansas.










Above: Cool Water, Hot Island, Times Square, 2010. Ghost Acre, The James Hotel, 2013. 561 Grand, Acorn High School, Brooklyn, NY, 2010. Lodge 441, Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral School, NYC, 2011.


I’m interested in making large scale public paintings to visualize things which invisibly influence our lives.

This work is often large and horizontal – to be photographed by and viewed on Google Earth – but can also be vertical or in smaller, private spaces.


Molly Dilworth is a Brooklyn based artist who views creative practice as a form of research. Using data from a specific site as a structure, she gives form to things that invisibly motivate our actions. She has partnered with green building community organizations, climate change activists, arts organizations and government agencies to make public art pieces that address our relationship to the history, nature and technology.


From the rooftops of Brooklyn to the Pedestrian plazas of Times Square, Dilworth has created outdoor site-specific paintings in New York City and exhibited across the United States. She has been a resident artist at the Salina Art Center in Kansas and in the Art & Law Program with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in NYC. Her work was part of Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good in the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. She has received grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, NYFA (painting), Brooklyn Arts Council and the Van Lier Foundation.

In the fall of 2012 Dilworth was the Recess Activities artist in residence at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In the spring of 2013 Dilworth installed a permanent exterior painting for the Garden at The James Hotel in SoHo. In 2014 Dilworth was a Workspace artist in residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, investigating historical sites of trade in Lower Manhattan. She is currently an artist in residence at Smack-Mellon in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

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