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Molly Vaughan (b. 1977 London, UK) holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a MFA from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including the exhibitions MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas Present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and We the People at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Vaughan was the recipricantt of the Betty Bowen Award for 2017 and her exhibition Molly Vaughan: Project 42 was exhibited at Seattle Art Museum in 2018. Vaughan has received grants from Art Matters Foundation, Visual Artists Network, the Pollination Project, and the Hillsborough Arts Council. Her work has been featured in The Advocate, Surface Design Journal, City Arts Journal, Tampa Bay Times, and New American Paintings.
From 2009 - 2012 Vaughan worked as a Production Assistant at Graphicstudio where she helped create works for Alex Katz, Christian Marclay, Teresita Fernandéz, and many others.
In November of 2018, Vaughan presented a talk at TEDXSEATTLE that focused on how she uses her work to create memorialization actions and garments for transgender murder victims. In Fall of 2021 Vaughan had a major solo exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art that will featured the first 21 works from her Project 42 series.
Molly is currently a Senior Associate Professor of Art at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington.