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Molly Koehn is an environmental artist originally from southwest Kansas. She received an MFA with an emphasis in fibers from Arizona State University (2017), and her current bodies of work carry on the delicate, expressive qualities of her background and BFA in drawing from Fort Hays State University (2013). Melding a practice of drawing, weaving, and sculptural installation, Molly’s work examines idealizations of nature. She responds to city landscaping and structure through material and construction, exploring why we choose to seemingly improve the aesthetic appearance of our surroundings by often eradicating the “natural” in preference of the artificial. Molly’s work has been published in Expose, Surface Design Association Journal, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot and many others. She has shown her work extensively in Arizona and Kansas and several other locations nationally. She is currently an artist in residence at Houston Center for Contemporary Art in Houston, TX.