Molly’s practice concentrates on the honest and unapologetic representation of womxn and non-binary people through painting, printmaking, and hand-drawn and digital illustration. She explores themes surrounding (self)representation, reclamation and celebration within the wider realm of contemporary femininity. Her subjects are characterised in a powerful way and are celebrated through the highlighting of shared experiences, achievements and struggles that fall under the intersectional umbrella of womxnhood. Her work focuses on the aesthetics of bold considered colour placement and use of continuous line to produce unflinching and emphatic compositions which reflect the people present in the work. Often tongue-in-cheek yet inevitably politicised, Molly looks at confronting white feminism’s complicity, taboos surrounding body image and sexuality, and subverts the notion of ‘womxn in the home’ through the reclaiming of interior spaces as a place of safety, ease and power.
Molly Hankinson is a visual artist from South-East London who is based in Glasgow. She studied Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art and has since been awarded the graduate studio residency at SWG3 Studio Warehouse, where she now has her permanent studio. Selected exhibitions include CLASH! Vol.1 Topic: Femininity, at South Block in Glasgow (March 2019), and The Aon Community Art Award, at the Leadenhall Building in The City of London (2018-19).