Molly Allis is a multi-media artist and musician based in Los Angeles. She designs and constructs interactive environments with sculpture, illustration and sound design, encouraging audience participation and improvisation. Working with recycled materials, she re-imagines everyday objects, serving as props for participants to play with. Her work raises questions around the boundaries of material reality through activating a world of make believe. The hidden potential within discarded objects extends into her workshops with children, creating art out of recycled materials. Her award-winning animations have screened in festivals internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Madrid Experimental Film Festival, and the Linoleum Festival in Moscow. She worked with the world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, and Great Small Works Toy Theater Company in Brooklyn. She performs in an all-ages, female circus project in elementary schools, and teaches rock band classes to youth, both of which address issues of self-esteem. She leads the female indie-folk duo Bear Club, which released a self-titled album in April, 2015. Molly received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Theater Directing/Design, and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media and Experimental Sound Practices.
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