J. Maizlish Mole

Biographical Note

 J. Maizlish Mole is an artist, songwriter and musician.

Among his works are drawings, murals, songs, LPs, videos, essays, installations and interventions. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands were Marseille Figs (1999-2011) and the Jupiter Band (2011-2013). He grew up in California and spent his late teens in New York. He attended Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research (both in New York), before receiving a BA from St. Martins College of Art and an MA from the Slade School of Art (both in London). His first solo record, Danger Island (2018), was preceded by a series of EPs beginning in 2015. Other major projects include the 4400-sq. ft. mural The Union Block in Hastings MI (2021), two extensive drawing/mapping works of St. Louis for the Gateway Foundation (2015 – 16), two of Portree and the Isle of Skye (2012 – 13), a commissioned map of Edinburgh for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival (2011), the monthly live music night The Jupiter Club (2011 – 2013), the booklet of lyrics Wild Weeds (2011), and the ongoing mapping projects, The Promised Land (begun in 2006) and 50 Dwellings (begun in 2022).