Jeffly Gabriela Molina
Jeffly Gabriela Molina is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist from Táchira, Venezuela. In 2016, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in multiple group and solo exhibitions and has been commissioned three public sculptures: Nest, Casa de Turpiales, and Vaca-Mariposa, all of which are permanently installed in several locations in Miami and Doral, Florida. Her most recent projects include a solo exhibition titled Suspiro at Kavi Gupta, and a curatorial collaboration with Stuart & Co Gallery titled As One Speaks to the Stone.
Molina’s recent body of work combines images with poetry. She sources, archives, and at times, re-stages seemingly unconscious gestures of persons, animals, objects, and places made beautiful and absurd by their impermanence. She utilizes and combines family photographs and information found online and in books to reconstruct moments that are meaningful and curious because they have been transformed by nostalgia. Fragments of an Imaginary Home is the theme that runs like a thread through her work — her images of loss, family, memory, and love are drawn loosely from the places she has lived, both in Venezuela and the United States.
Roberto, 2019, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in.