Jeffly Gabriela Molina

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b. Táchira, Venezuela Lives and works in Chicago

In 2018, Kavi Gupta presented the first major solo exhibition of paintings by Venezuela-born, Chicago-based artist Jeffly Gabriela Molina. Molina’s paintings wrestle with the alchemy between seeing and feeling—that is to say, between precise optical perception and the fleeting moments of memory and emotion that fill everyday life. Each composition is an amalgam of poetry, memory, personal experience and communal relationships—a metaphysical data point; a captured glimpse of a half remembered day dream.


Like Marianne Moore, Molina’s favorite poet, who was known both for imaginative language and precise diction, Molina developed an aesthetic position that is both poetic and structured. Her work is haunting, dreamlike, and conceptually open—yet meticulously constructed and thought out. She is inspired by the challenge of expressing ideas, which are inherently abstract, as pictures, which are inherently concrete. She strives to make each picture come alive, so viewers will see in it something that reminds them of themselves.

Solo Exhibitions

2018Suspiro, Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL

2016Efforts of Affection, Kruger Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015My Business is Circumference, Kruger Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014The Moth & The Light, Maybe, Sunday gallery, Chicago, IL | Curators: Jason Guo, McKenzie Thompson

Group Exhibitions

2017Fabricating Truth, COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach, FL | Curators: Alexandra Fowle, Ysabe Pinyol

Wasteland Dream, LVL3, Chicago, IL

City Remix, Concrete Space & Ker Gallery, Doral, FL | Curators: Christopher Barake, Marcelo Llobell

Wild Cuts, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016ADAD/ a Soiree in Commemoration, Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin, Germany

MFA Show 2016, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015Printing Strategies -­‐ The Voice of the Medium, Salzburg International Academy, Salzburg, Austria

2014Yes, you’re in Heaven, Chicago, IL | Curator: Sara Van de Walle and Jeffly Gabriela Molina

20133rd Nadine’s Gallery Annual Exhibition for Female Artists, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain| Curator: Nadine AlShaikh

2012People Vs. Space, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL | Curators: Bo Rodda, John Manning, and Jaume Plensa

Where you and I End and we Begins, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, USA | BFA Exhibition Fall 2012

2011Chairtime, Public Performance & Installation Art, Chicago, IL USA

2009Magick Night, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL USA | Invitational

Drawings & Paintings, Artseen, Miami, FL | Jurors: Aramis O’Reilly, Associate Professor, and Maggy Cuesta, Dean of Visual Arts, NWSA

2008Being a box in a BOX, Performance Installation, Miami Dade College, Wolfson, Miami, FL

Rising Stars, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL | Jurors: Mark Coetzee, Rubell Family Collection Director, and Maggy Cuesta, Dean of Visual Arts, NWSA

2006Actualidad Plastica Tachirense, Manuel Osorio Velasco Gallery, Táchira, Venezuela | Invitational

Arte Vertice Gallery, San Cristobal, Táchira, Venezuela | Curator: Freddy Pereira