Mollie Serena is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist  working in photography, film, sculpture, lasers, and light art. Within her art practice, she experiments and remixes mediums to synthesize projects steeped in layered visual imagery in the intersection between art, science, technology, and philosophy. Her art practice is informed by her academic pursuits being a graduate of Parsons School for Design with a BFA in Photography, M.A. and Ph.D. from the Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought division of The European Graduate School.

Mollie explores how humans engage with our environment in the over-stimulated digital age to create a surrealistic view of nature. Reflecting on the most pressing existential issues of our times and how our actions now will affect our species in the future: she explores how humans engage and respond to the world around us with threats like climate change, racial injustice, inequality, and corruption. She creates juxtaposition in her artwork between the natural and man-made that is continual throughout our art practice. Her exploration-based art practice takes her across the world, where she films landscapes, flora, and mines geological specimens like geodes, fossils, shells, coral, minerals, and stones to incorporate into her artwork. The essence of her art practice to inspire reverence and empower responsibility for the relationship between the permanence of the natural world, and the ephemeral individual life.


January-March, 2021 Artist-in-Residence