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Molly Sydnor 

Since May 2015 Sydnor has been working as a textile designer and product developer in Dallas Texas. Currently she specializes in rug design for David Sutherland Perennials inc. In her spare time, Molly continues working in the studio specializing in fibers and surface art, as well as many other mediums including drawing, painting, and some jewelry design.  

Molly Graduated from The Maryland Institute College of Art in May 2015. She received her BFA in Fiber art concentrating in experimental fashion and photography. Sydnor is a hard working creator with versatile skills. Locally, in Dallas she has participated in The Pin Show 2017-2018 as well as Mens Fashion Week Dallas 2017-2018. Previously at school Sydnor participated in the fashion shows at MICA from 2013-2015. Throughout the shows, Sydnor Created three very different lines of garments including lingerie, costume, and fashion that focused on surface design. From 2014-2015 she directed the school fashion show, while also creating a line for it.

About Her Practice  

Molly's medical history greatly influences her artistic practice. Sydnor was a natural born athlete, pushing the boundaries of her body. After spending many years with her neurologist and cardiologist at the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin, she was diagnosed with an unknown heart disorder. This time spent with these doctors, and their nurses, technicians, residents and interns, has given Sydnor an in-depth and personal education on the imperfections of her body. Unable to continue with her sports, Molly switched to body pump and weight lifting. Today and every day, she lives with a heart arrhythmia, and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). 

Sydnor is a fine artist with an eye for garment based fiber art. Treating the surfaces with many old and new textile 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 imbedded with identity and body image, stimulating conversations about the complexity of 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.