Molly Margaret Sydnor (b. 1993) is a Dallas-based multidisciplinary fine artist with an eye for fiber. She received a BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015, and was brought to Dallas for a career in product development specializing in rug design. Sydnor creates interactive work through storytelling and the layering of media, ideas and imagery of identity and the body. Experimentation, innovation, and playground Sydnor’s work in her exploration of the complexities of gender, race, and sexuality. Sydnor is a biracial (black), queer identifying, woman whose self identity heavily influences her work. She was recently exhibited at The Fort Worth Community Art Center, and Sweet Tooth Hotel. In 2019, Sydnor completed a residency at Dallas’s Sunset Studios, and is currently the artist-in-residence at Burke Mercantile in LA. When she is not perfecting her studio practice, she is running a queer womans collective, working on a memoir about a biracial identity for future children questioning where they belong, and probably reading or listening to podcasts. Sometimes all four at once!
Sydnor is a fine artist with an eye for textiles. Treating the surfaces with many old and new techniques, she enjoys the processes driven by hand labor. Through layering and storytelling, her work is interactive, utilizing ideas of the human experience. Molly’s work is embedded with identity and body image, stimulating conversations about the complexity of gender, race, and sexuality. Influenced by not only our human anatomy and its many functions, but also how our bodies relate to ourselves and one another.