Mollie Douthit

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Mollie Douthit

Visiting Teaching Fellow 2016

Mollie Douthit (b. 1986, Grand Forks, ND)

2014 MFA Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
2011 Post Bac Certificate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2009 BFA University of North Dakota

Mollie Douthit currently resides in Ireland. Her work has been published in New American Paintings, The Irish Arts Review, and the Irish Independent.  Reviews of Douthit’s work have been published in the Irish Times, and Sunday Times Culture. Her work is included in both public and private collections.

In 2013 she was the recipient of the Hennessy Craig Award from the Royal Hibernian Academy. In 2014 Douthit’s work was advanced to Stage II of the John Moores Painting Prize, and was highlighted through Saatchi Art’s ‘Invest in Art Series’. Completing her MFA Douthit was shortlisted for Saatchi Art’s New Sensation Prize.

2014 Exhibitions include the Continental Shift- Saatchi Gallery, London, and If I show you the roses-Rubicon Projects, Dublin.  In 2015 Douthit held a solo exhibition at the RHA Ashford Gallery in Dublin. Forthcoming Douthit has been granted a residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and is in preparation for an exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Teaching Philosophy

What I find paramount to instructing is my responsibility to help students develop their own artistic processes- understanding the ebb and flow of creative work. I employ different modes of teaching be that through readings, film, and hands on tutorials, catering to how a student receives and understands information best.  A primary focus as a painting and drawing instructor is to help hone and improve student’s technical skills, and expand their knowledge base of materials. Empowering students knowing on how a material is intended for use allows the opportunity to experiment and push boundaries of what is possible. I encourage students to consider how their individual use of materials aligns with their chosen subject matter theoretically, historically, and critically.