J. Maizlish Mole

Biographical Note


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

Among his works are drawings, 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 recent projects include 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 2021).

Select Projects

The Land (2017)

The Land
2017. Pen on paper. 73.5cm x 99cm. Edition of 40.

Amargosa (2020)

Amargosa
3 December, 2020. Photographic performance.
For Tim Wainwright.

MOLE / Danger Island

DANGER ISLAND  —  OUT NOW.

Danger Island is the new 21-song double album from MOLE.
Available from planetmole.com, iTunes, Juno, Spotify, Amazon et al.

Citygarden (2015)

Citygarden (Published Version)
2015. Pen on paper. 310mm x 490mm (publication size).

Olive Branch No.3 (2019)

Olive Branch No.3
2020. Pen on paper.
Botanical study for Olivino, Hopland CA.

Over a Thousand Rainbows (2009)

Over a Thousand Rainbows
In Longplayer Live Programme.
Artangel, London, 2009.

Four Drawings for Ages (2020)

Comet
From four drawings for Dawnwalker's Ages LP.
2020. Pen on paper`

Don't Forget Me When I’m Gone
From Danger Island. August 2018.
Available from planetmole.com.

Mound City (2015)

Mound City (Published Version)
2015. Pen on paper. 310mm x 490mm (publication size).

A Walk Around Portree (2012)

A Walk Around Portree
2012. Pen on paper. 89cm x 173cm.
Prints are available to purchase here.

Promised Land (Study) (2006)

The Promised Land (Study)
2006. Pencil on paper. 290mm x 210mm.
A first crack at the lower 48 from observation.


Tar Baby EP
The first EP from Danger Island. May 2015.
Buy it from Bandcamp | iTunes


The Grand Tour EP
The second EP from Danger Island. June 2016.
Buy it from Bandcamp | iTunes


Black Eggs EP
The third EP from Danger Island. December 2017.
Buy it from Bandcamp | iTunes

LPs, CDs & Merch:
www.planetmole.com

The House & Orchards (2017)

The House & Orchards
2016. Pen on paper. 58cm x 42cm. Edition of 80.
Prints are available to purchase here

Fireflies
From the Black Eggs EP. November 2017.
Available from iTunes.

The Jupiter Club
November 2011 – December 2013.
The George Tavern, London.

Wild Weeds (2011)  Wild Weeds (2011) 

Wild Weeds
2011. Leighton Grove Press, London.
Available here.

Every Road on the Isle of Skye (2013)

Every Road on the Isle of Skye
2013. Pen on paper. 89cm x 89cm.
Prints are available to purchase here.

Calton Road, Edinburgh (2011)

Calton Road, Edinburgh
6 August 2011.

Kiss Mint (2009)

Kiss Mint
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board. 201mm x 125mm.

XII Card Face  XII Card Face

XIII
2018. Tarot card, insert for Dawnwalker's XIII CD.

LAMF (2012)

LAMF
2012. Pen & pencil on paper. 350mm x 250mm.

The Scheme of Things (2011)

The Scheme of Things
2011. Pen on paper. 28cm x 30cm.
Commissioned by the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival.

Don't Say One Thing (2013)

yoB, Don't Say One Thing and Do Another
2013. Mp3 artwork and poster design.

Chalkhill Blue Designs (2013)

Kidnap Alice, Chalk Hill Blue EP
2013. CD and poster designs.

Jumbo (Instrumental)
Marseille Figs, 2009.
Bonus track from digital release of Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP.
With Andrew Ranken, John Edwards, Jem Finer, Darryl Hunt, Paul Seacroft and the Jumbo Chorale.
Available from iTunes.

Jumbo (2009) - Front Cover  Jumbo (2009) - Back Cover  Jumbo (2009) - Vinyl)

Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP
Marseille Figs, 2009. 5 tracks.17’11”. [12" / CD / MP3]
Produced by Jem Finer & J. Maizlish. Additional production by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
Available from iTunes.

NO-LA November 2009 (2011)

NO – LA November 2009
2011. Pen & pencil on paper. 288mm x 202mm.

The Promised Land (2006, ongoing)

The Promised Land
2006, ongoing. Pencil on paper. 2.44m x 1.56m.

Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival (2011)

Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival
2011. Pen on paper. 420mm x 297mm.
Official map of the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival.

This Year's Roads (2011)

This Year’s Roads
2011. Pen on paper. 286mm x 218mm.

Camp Coffee (2009)

‘Camp’ Coffee
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board.
81mm x 201mm.

Draft Beer with Weenies (2009)

Draft Beer With Weenies, Nos. 1 & 2
2009. Pen & pencil on paper, CDR multiples. 50.8cm x 22cm.

The Long Goodbye
Marseille Figs, 2009.
From Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP.
With Andrew Ranken, John Edwards, Jem Finer and the Jumbo Chorale.
Available from iTunes.

The Dirty Canon (2007) - Front Cover The Dirty Canon (2007) - Back Cover

The Dirty Canon
Marseille Figs, 2007. 12 tracks. 52’17”. [CD / MP3]
Produced by Jem Finer & DM Bob. Additional production by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
Available from iTunes.

12 Shooters Book (2009)

Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters
LADA, London, 2009.
Available here.

Oxford, As Visited in 1997 (2005)

Oxford, As Visited in 1997
2005. Pencil on paper. 297mm x 210mm.

Not My Bag (2011)

Not My Bag
2011. Ink on paper. 28cm x 30cm.

Photobooth Strip No. 9 (2005)

Photobooth Strip No.9
2005. Peformance for camera.
40mm x 188mm.

J. Maizlish Mole was born in California in 1973. He releases music as MOLE. His past bands were The Jupiter Band and Marseille Figs. He has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hamburg, Berlin and Southwest Michigan. He received his BA(Hons) from St. Martins College of Art and his MA from the Slade School of Art (both in London), after attending both Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research (New York). He has performed, exhibited and recorded all over the world and under a variety of names. He can be followed at @jmaizlishmole and reached directly on

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