Mary Anne Molcan is a Canadian visual artist who lives on Vancouver Island and has recently graduated with a BA Visual Arts Major with distinction from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.
Minoring in psychology, she is intrigued by the affiliation we have with our unconscious and how that relates to the physical world. Hours of quiet reflection spent in the natural world inspire and inform her work. Having spent a number of years in vision care, her interest in perceptual aesthetics is an unwavering constant throughout her practice. Human connections derived on multiple levels from social dynamics to biological and ecological constructs are explored within this context.
Molcan integrates a wide range of media to build diverse layers of colour and texture within her works and the metamorphic properties of these intermixed media applications lend themselves well to the discovery and awareness her practice demands.
She has exhibited across western Canada and her work is in both public and private collections across the country. Recent awards include the Visual Arts Award of Excellence, the EJ Hughes Memorial Award in Visual Arts, the Best Printmaking Award, the Printmaking book award, Printmaking Upper Level Award, Advanced Drawing Award, and the Jackson Hirota Ceramics Service Award. Her work is also featured in the Vancouver Island University’s Library digital intellectual and creative archive.
She began her career at the age of seven when she won a first place award for a drawing at a local fair in Manitoba. Since then, creating art as a communicative practice has been an integral part of her life and identity.