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Jeffly Gabriela Molina

Chicago, IL

Artist Statement

My paintings are inspired by my family's history, our daydreams, and contemporary life in places I have lived. They reference the years that preceded my birth, my childhood in Venezuela, and my life as an adult in the United States. They are a survey of people and events that have shaped my life and identity. This recent body of work provides tentative answers to the question: how does one become what one is? Some of the images that I create are from a time that I never knew, of a Venezuela of yesterday, of my parents growing up in a family not yet dispersed as a result of the dictatorship. Other images are inspired by my memories and moments of the present, specifically my experience of marriage and work in the U.S.

© Jeffly Gabriela Molina

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Artist Biography

Jeffly Gabriela Molina is a Chicago-based artist from Táchira, Venezuela. She moved to the U.S. in 2007 and lived in Miami for four years, where she attended the New World School of the Arts. In 2011, Molina transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated with a BFA in 2013 and an MFA in 2016. In addition to participating in multiple group and solo exhibitions, she has undertaken two permanent public sculpture commissions in Miami. Recent solo exhibitions include "De Madeira y Aire" at Galeria Enrique Guerrero in Mexico City and "Suspiro" at Kavi Gupta in Chicago.



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