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Artist, activist Traci Molloy to visit Alfred University March 22

Traci Malloy

Traci Malloy

 Brooklyn-based artist Traci Molloy will visit Alfred University Wednesday, March 22. She will address Art Foundations at 9 a.m. and visit a Drawn to Diversity Class at 3:20 p.m. She will also host a Career Conversation at a time to be determined.

Molloy’s work has appeared in more than 175 different national exhibitions in locations that include New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Boston, and Kansas City. Her artwork has been reviewed in both national and regional publications, and she has been interviewed on National Public Radio in Atlanta and E Harlem TV in New York City.

 Molloy also has created multi-media installations and two-dimensional works with younger, adolescent artists. These collaborations have been exhibited nationally and internationally in locations such as: The International Summit on Racism in Johannesburg, South Africa; the U.N. in New York City; The Children's Museum in Tokyo; the High Museum of Art and The CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum in Atlanta; The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.; and The Pentagon in Washington D.C. Five of her collaborations are in the permanent collection at the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.


Molloy’s collaborations have also been featured on ABC Evening News in Boston, CBS Evening News in Atlanta, WPIX Channel 11 News in New York City, ABC Evening News in Washington DC, and Good Morning America. They are also subjects in two books, Empowering Children through Art and Expression and Where Can I Get a Phoenix.

 A committed social activist, Molloy has directed outreach programs for underserved youth in rural Appalachia, Atlanta, and the Bronx for over 18 years. Her programs have received critical attention and praise from progressive education scholars and institutions around the country (Annenberg Foundation, Center for Arts Education, and the Coalition of Essential Schools). She lectures regularly at colleges, universities, and art based conferences about her art and her collaborations.