Mollie Oblinger uses abstraction to cull from diverse sources and relate them back to the environmental themes in her work. The result references the original sources, but is also changed by the process to reference more than just that source. And that parallels the alterations that have occurred to the environment.
Oblinger is an artist whose works investigate the environment. She has an upcoming solo show at MacRostie Art Center in Minnesota and other recent exhibitions include solo shows at Furman University in South Carolina and Sierra College in California. She was an artist in residence at Playa in Oregon in 2015, the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary in Michigan in 2012 and the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico in 2005-2006.
Oblinger received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University. She is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Ripon College in Wisconsin.