Gray Issue Art
Molly Markley - [drought]



Molly Markley
(Jackson, OH)


Acrylic Street Art Marker and Oil on Canvas


20” x 20” x 2”


Artist Statement:

Molly Markley will receive a BA in Studio Art from Ohio University in May 2021, her focus studies being in graphic design and painting. Her work often draws on her background in studying chemical engineering, focusing on the intersection of modern technological “progress” and the natural world. Though her primary focus is painting, Molly works in multiple mediums, as the experimentation process is important to her. Her work has been exhibited in the US. She recently received the “Award for Technical and Conceptual Excellence” from Ohio University’s President and First Lady in the School of Art and Design’s Fall 2020 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.

In the near future, she is planning to pursue an MFA to further her artistic studies and explore opportunities to further blend art and science. Currently, she works on a commission basis to create custom art, and is an artist at NeverEnding, a web-based storytelling platform.


1997 marked the lift of an 83-year-old ban on the importation of Mexican avocados to the US. The lucrative market was an instant magnet for powerful cartels. Their control over resources causes wells to run dry, rivers to dry up, and many residents go days without access to the water they need.