Molly Keen is a full time working Artist that specializes in large scale acrylic Murals that activate movement and invoke a dreamlike space. For the past ten years, she has spent most of her career traveling all over the world creating more than 40 whimsically colorful large scale murals. She is known for her style of flowing color with playful twists and turns that create whimsical and childlike themes.
Keen received her formal education from Washington State University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts 2006-2010. However, her initial love for creating began with her mother, who encouraged her passion for exploration and became the most important inspiration for her known life as an artist and she paints in her mother's memory. Within the last 5 years, Keen has participated in international Artist Residencies in Eindhoven of the Netherlands and Cabanconde, Peru resulting in the completion of public murals. Her works are featured throughout 34 cities and 22 different countries in North, Central, and South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
Her professional career started as an Art Therapist for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Berkeley, California. As a result of this work, many of her current works and processes highlight neighbors where she facilities community participation and painting days.
More recently Keen has started to incorporate woodworking into her paintings and interactive sculptures that highlight creating poems and getting neighborhoods involved. The goal within the context of her work is to get people involved with their neighborhoods to dream big and in color.