Acme Studios — Marylyn Molisso

Supporting Artists since 1972


Marylyn Molisso

Helen Scott Lidgett Award
2018/19

Marylyn Molisso creates sculptures and installations that explore notions of anxiety and person hood, influenced by our threatened existence on earth and inspired by organic geometry and the architecture of a post-human wasteland. Through her work, Marylyn imagines the future relics we will leave behind, examining her own role as an artist making and dealing with ‘purposeless objects’.

Marylyn was selected for the 2018/19 Helen Scott Lidgett Award by artist Maeve Brennan, family representative Aaron Scott Lidgett, Lea O’Loughlin (Head of Residencies & Awards, Acme) and Charlie Coffey (Residencies & Awards Programme Manager, Acme) from a shortlist of six MA graduate artists from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

After completing her award in September 2019, Marylyn presented Out of Shape at PEER alongside fellow early career programme artists Greta Davies and Kate Howard whose practices also centre on large-scale installation and sculpture

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

The Helen Scott Lidgett Award is a partnership between Acme and Central Saint Martins, funded by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Fund. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award includes a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.