Molly Piper

Molly Piper was born in 1970. She currently lives in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and has been attending Gateway Arts since 1995.

Over the years Piper has developed a strong artistic voice that addresses social and political events with a touch of humor and an obvious desire to understand. For Piper, understanding the specifics of events is difficult. While working in collage or sculpture, Piper gives her subjects anonymity; who these people are is a mystery to her. Piper’s many interests provide the content of her work. Piper has written several short stories that have been published at Gateway Arts, including: True Crimes; A Story About Andrea Yates, Timothy McVeigh, OJ Simpson, and Jean-Benet Ramsey.

Piper’s work has been exhibted throughout Massachusetts at the Gateway Gallery in Brookline, Barneys NY in Chestnut Hill and Boston, and the deCordova Museum in Lincoln.

“I feel wonderful to be an artist. I paint and I draw dreadful things and crimes. The news media makes me think about drawing dark stuff. I think about the kids; it’s kind of depressing. It makes people sad, I want to draw it; I draw out what I’m thinking about.”