Formerly Goat & Pebble Co.

About Molly

Molly Gray - Artist Headshot

Molly Gray -

is a Canadian artist who lives and works outside of Fort Langley, B.C. Canada on the unceded territory of Kwantlen First Nation. Growing up surrounded by agricultural farmland, Gray’s work is heavily influenced by animals and nature. She enjoys working with just about any medium she can get her hands on, viewing her practice as a constant evolution of exploration and curiosity. Gray creates both functional and aesthetic work formally under the name Goat & Pebble Co. and has since returned to (@mollygrayart)

Artist Statement

Having grown up in the township of Langley, BC, surrounded by trees and farmland, my art is influenced by life on the West Coast, often featuring local flora and fauna.

Rooted in the belief that art can be both functional and aesthetic, my work explores a range of mediums—ceramics, stationery, and relief printing, to original paintings with acrylic, watercolour and ink.

Throughout my life, I have found that the process of creating and working with my hands has helped to alleviate personal obstacles of depression and anxiety while simultaneously bringing me tremendous purpose and satisfaction. This focus on mental health can be found in the light-hearted nature of my work, with pieces that invite viewers to reminisce or simply experience a moment of peace. My ultimate goal is to create artwork that evokes joy, contentment and personal reflection.

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EDUCATION

2010 - 2011     B.C. Institute of Technology, BC, Certificate in Media Design and Web Development with Distinction

2005 - 2009     Bishop’s University, QC, Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Studio Art

SOLO EXIBITIONS

2022                BC Avifauna, T.C.C. Walkway Gallery, Langley Arts Council, Langley, BC       

2018                Medium Impact, The Rock Family Gallery - Mission Arts Council, Mission, BC

GROUP EXIBITIONS

2022                Beginning’s End, Langley Centennial Museum – Langley, BC

2022                Beasts of BC, TTC Walkway Gallery – Langley, BC

2022                Territory: Obtrusion, The Hearth - Arts on Bowen – Bowen Island, BC

2021                Printmakers Mark, CityScape Community ArtSpace – North Van Arts, North Van, BC

2020                In the Kitchen, Peggy Staber Memorial Show - Mission Arts Council, Mission, BC

2019                Boobies & Wieners Seven, Arts Factory Society, Vancouver, BC

2019                A Sticky Show, Arts Factory Society, Vancouver, BC

2019                Boobies & Wieners Six, Arts Factory Society, Vancouver, BC

2018                2018 Members Exhibition, Turnbull Gallery, Semiahmoo, White Rock, BC

2018                H2O, Peggy Staber Memorial Show - Mission Arts Council, Mission, BC

2017                This is Us, Now, Pop-Up-Town-Gallery – Semiahmoo Arts Council, White Rock, BC

2017                Trees, Peggy Staber Memorial Show - Mission Arts Council, Mission, BC

2016                Portraits, Peggy Staber Memorial Show - Mission Arts Council, Mission, BC

2008                Ricochet, Foreman Art Gallery - Sherbrooke, Quebec

AWARDS

2017                Honourable Mention, Adult Category, Annual Peggy Staber Memorial Exhibition

2016                Honourable Mention, Adult Category, Annual Peggy Staber Memorial Exhibition

2011                JoyTV Award in New Media Design & Web Development. BCIT

MENTORSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 2019    BC Culture Days Art Ambassador

2019    Lithography Mentorship with artist Jocelyn Barrable Segal at Malasapina Printmakers, Vancouver, BC. Awarded through BC Culture Days Ambassador program in partnership with C-SARN

2017    Screenprinting Workshop Level 1 – Blim, Vancouver, BC