About

Yvette Molina has exhibited her work across the US and internationally at venues such as the American Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Legion of Honor and de Young Museums of California as an Artist in Residence, and the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i.  She is held in numerous collections including the American Embassy in Riga, Latvia, Lynda and Stewart Resnick of Los Angeles, California, and The Rogers Family Foundation in Oakland, California. She studied painting at the University of Dayton, Ohio and attended the Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norfolk, England and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Angers, France. More recently Molina spent two years studying traditional egg tempera and gilding techniques in London before moving to New York City in 2016. 

 

SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015 The Suitable World Collaborative Project with Joshua-Michele Ross, Mengi, Reykjavík, 
Iceland

2011 Circlesaints Two Person Exhibition with Mike Meyers, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2009 Green Mansions Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008 Tickling Thicket Two Person Exhibition with Katy Stone, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2008 The Ceding Sky Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007 Summer Solos Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2006 The Garden of Sorts Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005 Last Light Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2004 Unquiet Preserve Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 Desire’s Receding Outline Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

2003 Vespertine Legion of Honor and the de Young Art Center, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Nasty Women Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2013 Millennial Abstractions Marin Community Foundation, Curated by Patricia Watts

2011 Outlandish Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA*

2010 Knowledge Hacking Wonderarium, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, CA*

2010 Secret Drawings Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2010 San Francisco Art Fair Johansson Projects, San Francisco, CA

2009 NADA Art Fair Johansson Projects, Miami, FL

2009 NEXT Art Fair Johansson Projects, Chicago, IL

2009 Collective Compulsions Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2009 Speak for the Trees Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2008 Aqua Art Fair Johansson Projects, Miami, FL

2008 Biophilia Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2007 Excavations Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

2007 Pillow Talk Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006 The World Domination of Painting (and Drawing) Ego Park, Oakland, CA

2006 New Visions: Introductions Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, Juried by Gary Sangster, Director at Headlands Center for the Arts, Dennis O’Leary, Director at Djerrassi Residential Artists Program

2006 Through the Trees Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2006 ConTempoRarities 2006 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2006 Virus Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

2005 Selections, LIMN Gallery, Juried by Meredith Tromble, CCA, SFAI, and Mills College, Rene de Guzman, Visual Arts Curator at Yerba Buena Center, Christine Duvall, Director at LIMN

2004 Nature Fantastique Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

PROJECTS / EVENTS

2011 Mobile Plant Ambassador Procession, Molina/Filley, October Art Murmur, Oakland, CA*

2010 Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2010 Green Prix SJ01 Festival Mobile Plant Ambassador + Succulent Circus, Molina/Filley, San Jose, CA*

2010 Academy of Sciences NightLife, Mobile Plant Ambassador + Succulent Circus, Molina/Filley, San Francisco, CA*

2010 Exploratorium AfterDark: Nomadic Communities, Succulent Circus, Molina/Filley, San Francisco, CA*

2010 East Bay mini-Maker Faire, Mobile Plant Ambassador + Succulent Circus, Molina/Filley, Oakland, CA*

2010 San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Mobile Plant Ambassador, Molina/Filley, San Francisco, CA*

2005 Projection/Performance, Collaboration with cellist Zoe Keating, 964 Natoma, San Francisco, CA

* Wonderarium, Mobile Plant Ambassador, and Succulent Circus are projects co-created with artist
Sarah Filley

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2012 Alameda County Arts Commission, Purchase Award, Oakland, CA

2007/09 Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

2006 Jentel Artist Residency, Jentel Foundation, WY

2004/05 Artist In Residence, ArtSpan Art For Inner City Youth, San Francisco, CA

2003 Artist Residency, Legion of Honor and the de Young Art Center, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011 East Bay Express, “Earth Orbits” November issue, by DeWitt Cheng

Oakland SWEE(t)ART, “Top Ten Shows of 2011”, December 31, by Obi Kaufmann

East Bay Monthly, Critics Choice, December issue, by Theo Konrad Auer

Walnut Creek Patch, “Blowing the Lid of Landscape”, July 9, by Lou Fancher

2010 Oakland Tribune, by Sean Maher*

Peninsula Press, “3,000 lb Wonderarium Could Float…”, October 26, by Kelsey Williams

SF Gate, “Artists set Lake Merritt Terrarium project afloat”, September 25, by Ted Trautman

2009 Included in: “Speak for the Trees”, Published by Marquand Books, Seattle, WA, and Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008 art ltd. Magazine, National Reviews, December issue, by David M. Roth

Flavorpill, by Jeanne Storck

2007 Shotgun Review, by Chaz Reetz-Laiolo

East Bay Express, by Jakki K. Spicer

Piedmont Post, by Isabelle Ringer

2006 L.A. Times, by Holly Myers

East Bay Express, by Jakki K. Spicer

2005 Artweek, by Frank Cebulski

Artweek, by Frank Cebulski

2004 Pacifica Tribune, by Cheryl Coons

2003 The Contra Costa Times, by Robert Taylor

 

LECTURES AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

2010 Knowledge Hacking Art/Science Panel, Berkeley, CA

2010 Wonderarium Workshops, UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley, CA

2007/09 Guest Lecturer, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2007 Guest Lecturer, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

2007 Artist Mentor, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

2003 Artist Talk, DeYoung Art Center, San Francisco, CA

2003 Artist Demonstration, Legion of Honor Fine Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Lynda and Stewart Resnick, Los Angeles, CA
Dominic and Jennifer Surprenant, Malibu, CA
Ian Lock, Perth, Australia
Kristin van Ogtrop, Editor, Real Simple Magazine, New York, NY
Art in Embassies Permanent Collection, American Embassy, Riga Latvia
The Rogers Family Foundation, Oakland, CA
Franklin Companies, Los Angeles, CA
Kirkland and Ellis, San Francisco, CA
The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario, Canada
The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

 

EDUCATION

1994 Ecole de Beaux Arts, Angers, France, Painting

1993/94 Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich, England, Painting

1991/93 University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Painting