Molly holds a Masters Distinction in Film, Exhibition and Curation from The University of Edinburgh (2019), completing her dissertation on the ‘Haptic and Tactile Encounters of the Female Muse within Contemporary Female Surrealists’ Films’ such as Bady Minck, Sarah Pucill and Carolee Schneemann. Molly is looking to pursue a PhD, whilst acting as the co-editor and co-founder of the contemporary feminist-surrealist journal, The Debutante, seeking to redress discrimination in the arts. Issue01 ‘The Feminist-Surrealist Manifesto’ launched at The Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art in January 2019 and the co-editors are now working on Issue02 ‘Feminist-Surrealist Odyssey’s'. Across 2019, Molly has presented papers focusing on female surrealists at the International Society for the Study of Surrealism (Exeter), Beastly Modernisms (Glasgow) and This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium (Edinburgh). She has a 1st Class Honours in English Literature from The University of Exeter (2018), taking an interdisciplinary approach to her dissertation on hybrid feline-females in the works of Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini and Remedios Varo.
On a trip to Berkeley, California, Molly Gilroy discovered Sylvia Fein’s hypnotic and blazing work, The Painting Told Me What to Do, 2012, an image, which in postcard form, has given her hope during lockdown.