Molly Briggs is a painter, scholar and educator currently based in Champaign, Illinois. She teaches drawing, design and landscape design in the Foundations Program in the School of Art and Design and in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture History and Theory. Her proposed dissertation is titled Seeing Through Chicago's West Parks: Panorama and Landscape Performance. She undertook Ph.D. studies as a means to more-rigorously investigate the implications of representing landscape. She maintains an active studio practice, and her artistic work has been widely exhibited in the United States and is held in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Her work has been reviewed in a variety of forums, including Art in America magazine and on National Public Radio. She recently received the UIUC 2013 Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Previously she taught for six years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received the 2006 Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Molly Briggs is represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago. For more information, contact the gallery directly at or (312) 654-9900.

Way In (BIF Landscape) | 2013 | Flashe, acrylic and tempera on two panels | Overall dimensions 48" x 96"