J. Maizlish Mole
J. Maizlish is an artist, songwriter and bandleader.
Among his works are drawings, videos, essays, LPs, installations, interventions and songs. His band, Marseille Figs, was formed in London in 1999. He grew up in California, and spent his late teens in New York. He went to art schools in New York and London, receiving a BA from St. Martins College of Art and an MA from the Slade School of Art (Both in London). Recent projects include the booklet of lyrics Wild Weeds (2011), the installation Desert Bunting (Amargosa Valley, Nevada, 2006), the ongoing mapping project The Promised Land (begun in 2006), the book Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters (2009), the Marseille Figs 12” Jumbo/The Long Goodbye EP (2009) and the forthcoming album The Bee Sting.
Maizlish was a commissioned artist of the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival, for which he drew a detailed map based on several days’ walk around Edinburgh, as well as a map charting the movements of the planets over the course of the 31-day festival.
He has collaborated extensively with London-based artist Marcia Farquhar. Their work together includes radio plays, performances and short films. He has also co-produced several of her works, including her 12 Shooters project, and has edited three publications about her work.
The Jupiter Club
7 Sep 2013. 8pm – 3am. £6 entry.
The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Rd,
London E1 0LA. [see map].
A Walk Around Portree
2012. Pen on paper. 89cm x 173cm.
Every Road on the Isle of Skye
2013. Pen on paper. 89cm x 89cm.
Calton Road, Edinburgh.
6 August 2011.
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board. 201mm x 125mm.
The Scheme of Things
2011. Pen on paper. 28cm x 30cm.
2012. Pen & pencil on paper. 350mm x 250mm.
I’m Not Sorry Now (Demo)
J. Maizlish: vocal, guitar, piano solo. John Edwards: double bass. Dorian McFarland: piano.
Recorded at Bark Studio, London. Produced by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
2011. Leighton Grove Press, London.
Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival
2011. Pen on paper. 420mm x 297mm.
Photobooth Strip No.9
2005. Peformance for camera.
40mm x 188mm.
NO – LA November 2009
2011. Pen & pencil on paper. 288mm x 202mm.
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.
The Promised Land
2006, ongoing. Pencil on paper. 2.44m x 1.56m.
Over a Thousand Rainbows
In Longplayer Live Programme.
Artangel, London, 2009.
This Year’s Roads
2011. Pen on paper. 286mm x 218mm.
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board.
81mm x 201mm.
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.
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 Cargo UK and
Not My Bag
2011. Ink on paper. 28cm x 30cm.
Oxford, As Visited in 1997
2005. Pencil on paper. 297mm x 210mm.
Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters
LADA, London, 2009.
J. Maizlish (Mole) was born in California and is based in London. His bands are The Jupiter Band and Marseille Figs. He is co-host of The Jupiter Club. He has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hamburg and Berlin. He has performed, exhibited and recorded under a variety of names, including J. Mole, J. Maizlish Mole and Michigan Flint. He can be followed at @MarseilleFigs and reached directly on
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