(June 2019) Cristina Molina is a visual artist who hails from Miami, FL and currently lives and works in New Orleans. Spanning video installation, performance, photography, sculpture and textile design, Molina’s work privileges female protagonists to explore themes related to origins, heritage, and personal mythology, and how they work in concert with natural and urban landscapes.
Molina’s works have been most recently presented at the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Polk Museum, and Syros International Film Festival. Her projects have been funded by the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Recent reviews of Molina’s work can be seen in publications such as Burnaway and Art in America.
Since 2014 Molina has been a member of the New Orleans artist-run gallery, The Front where she regularly curates, exhibits her own artwork, and co-organizes The Front’s annual juried film festival. Cristina Molina is Associate Professor of New Media + Animation at Southeastern Louisiana University where she received the 2018 University-wide President’s Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity.
Her project Neverglades, an immersive site-specific video and sound installation, links the wetlands of Florida with those of Louisiana. Mapping the protected Everglades–a locus for some of the earliest feminist writing on the environment–and the disappearing coast of Louisiana, past and present feminist voices intertwine to imagine a future utopia.