Traci Molloy is a Brooklyn-based artist, collaborator, and education activist. As an artist, she has presented her artwork in over 175 national exhibitions, including solo shows in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City, and Nashville. She's received fully-funded residencies throughout the country, and project grants from the Puffin Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
Molloy creates multi-media collaborations with young adults across the United States who've experienced trauma. Her multi-media projects have been exhibited at the United Nations, The Pentagon, Bronx Museum of the Arts, CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, International Summit on Racism in Johannesburg, and Tokyo’s Children’s Museum. Her projects are featured in three books: Empowering Children through Art and Expression, Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, and Where Can I Get a Phoenix. Articles about her work have appeared in Ms. Magazine, BOMB Magazine, Art Papers, and newspapers across the country. Her work has also been featured on Good Morning America, NPR, and TV news stations in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. The National September 11th Memorial and Museum owns five of her collaborations.
Molloy believes teaching is the most basic form of social activism. She's directed outreach programs for underserved youth in rural Appalachia, Atlanta, and the Bronx for over 20 years. Her programs have received critical attention and praise from progressive education scholars and institutions around the country. She lectures regularly at colleges, universities, and art-based conferences about her her art, collaborations, and educational practices.