Molina’s work challenges us to find beauty in the physical process of aging. We choose to ignore the elderly in our society, unlike the societies of some cultures, such as the Japanese and Native Americans.
The soft, sculptural figures and creatures Molina makes are belligerent, or perhaps they are ill-behaved children that demand attention. Each one tells a story. These figures and creatures appeal to our social consciousness. Molina uses women’s stockings (talk about recycling) that make the sculptures appear crude and visceral, while the robotic mechanisms that create their movement remind us that the subjects are alive. Molina comments that, “The use of fabric and the softness of embroidery defines my work and honors that century-old legacy of women weavers and artisans”. Earning her Master Degree in Contemporary Art at the prestigious Universidad Europea de Madrid, Molina evinces a perspective and a style that is uniquely her own.
Born in La Havana, Cuba, in 1984. Molina immigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen, where she opted to pursue an education in art.
Molina received an Associates of Arts in Visual Arts from Miami Dade College, Bachelors in Fine Arts specializing in Mixed Media from Florida International University and Master Degree in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid in 2009.