2925 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables Fl 33134
Phone: (305) 364-5561
Open : 12–5PM
Represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
I’m a figurative fiber sculpture artist. Currently I'm working on a series of soft sculptures, each has its own spirit; some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. All are like ill-behaved children that demand attention. But each one tells a story about their physical process of aging. They are creatures that appeal to our social consciousness and narrate stories about our extemporaneousness, instilling a spirit of modernity and the friction it creates in our society.
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
Selfies, Foosaner Gallery, Florida Institute of Technology
The decline of rationality in American Politics, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami Fl
Dark Days of Disconnect, CircaDit, Arnhem Netherland
Everydayness, Espacio Trapezio. Madrid, Spain
Incoherent Stories, Miami Dade Main Library, Miami. Fl
Retra-tablos, Textile Museum. Oaxaca, Mexico.
Face Shields, Sewon Art Space. Jogyakarta, Indonesia
Pecados y Milagros, Blue Door Fine Arts. Miami, Fl
SuperHumanoids, Bake House Art comple. Miami, Fl
Retra-tablos, Espacio Zegache. Oaxaca, Mexico
Los reyes del Anahuac, Museo Imagina. Puebla, Mexico
Masked, Artisian Lounge, Miami, Fl
Los Reyes del Anahuac, Museo Textil, Oxaca, Oxaca Mexico
Los Reyes del Anahuac, Museo del Ferrocarril, Puebla, Puebla Mexico
A established critique towards Aging & Beauty, Projects Rooms, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl
Gerontos, Wolfson Gallery, Miami Dade College, Miami Fl
CS Gallery, Miami, Fl
Karkinos Humorous, CS Gallery, Miami, Fl
A word is an open ended conversation, Edge Zones, Wynwood, Miami, Fl
Surrounded by my people, Installation, I. d Art, Calle 8, Miami, Fl
Socially commune Portraiture, I.D Art, Wynwood, Miami, Fl
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Retratablo, Coral Gables Museum, Miami Fl
Personify, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl
America Weaves, Coral Gables Museum, Miami Fl
Hey Look us over, bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl
Ripped from the Headlines, Fat Villages, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Mother, I see myself in your eyes, Concrete Art Space, Miami Fl
The Palette Project, Lowe Museum
Bear, Bare with me, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl
Florida Biennial, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl
Cintas Foundation, Lowe Museum
I'm a witch, Fat Village Fort Lauderdale Fl curated by Milly Cardoso
Everyday is Summer, 24th Street Space, FountainHead Project, Miami Fl
It's hot Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Sobredosis, Quinta del Sordo, Madrid Spain
Rebel Daughter, The point, Doncaster UK
Disruptive Female, Collective 62, Miami Fl- Arttable Fl
Exposed, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl
New Work, BAC, Miami Fl
Fragile Ecologies II, Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl
Mottos, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl
Woman behind threads, Bossa Gallery, Miami Fl
Gritty in Pink, BaCA/Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach, FL
Intimate Lines: Drawing With Thread, Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ
Fragile Ecologies , Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Art Pier 94 New York Fair
Exposed, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Fl
Friction Fiction, Amadlozi Gallery, Miami Fl
Baking History, BakeHouse Art Complex, Miami, Fl
8th All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Fl
Zoo-Per-Duper, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Fair
Shared Threads, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, Fl
Threads of Connection, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Coconut Grove, Fl
Lucky Us? BakeHouse Art Complex, Miami ,Fl
Political Sideshow: "From Bitch to (Big) Nuts and Beyond", Schmidt Center, Boca Raton, Fl
"Open Source" Little Haiti Cultural Center Miami, Fl
"Fiberish" Miami Beach Urban Studios, FIU
"Down they forgot as Up they grew" The projects @Fat Village Fort Lauderdale ,Fl
“Talking until your hear our threads rattle” CCPS Project Space
“Swimming with Narcissus”, Bailey Contemporary Center
"Selfie", Hollywood Arts Center, Hollywood, Fl
"Wrestling the snake", The projects @Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
"Intimacy", Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables Fl
"Ethos & Pathos", Mano Fine Art Project Space, Fl
"Supernatural Humanoids", New World Symphony, Miami Beach, Fl
"In this moment", Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami. FL
"Art is home", 4Most Gallery. University of Florida School of Art, Gainsville. FL
"In transition," Museum of Florida Arts and Culture (MOFAC)
"Felt Sew Knot Bound", Fat Village, Fort lauderdale Fl
"Eco-tax", Peter Fend and R.A.D students , Dimentions Variable, Miami, Fl
"Retratablos", Unilatina International, Miramar Fl
Incoherent Stories, Kontempor Art, Coral Gables Fl
"Manifest Destiny" Haity Cultural Center"
"Bonfire of Vanities" Conde Art, Miami Fl
"Dazibao" Ningbo Art Museum, China
"Too much is not enough" Haiti Cultural Center, Miami Fl
"Fiber optics", Fort Laudedale, Fl. Curated by Lisa Rockford
"Dazibao" Austro Sino Arts Program and Embassy of the Arts activities in Chongqing, China
"Works on paper" Contemporary Cuba Artists. Alexandras Art 954. Miami, Fl
Sea Fair, Irreversible Magazine, Artist Collective
“Reclaimed Miami” Zadok Gallery, Miami Fl
“Human Rights, Human Wrongs”, Artisian Lounge, Miami Fl
“Part of a Conversation” Mano Fine Art, Miami Fl
“PhotoFez International”, Fez, Morroco
“Coming to America” Fiac, Intercontinental, Miami Fl
“Emerging artist Series” Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Fl
“In and out of Cuba” Art Miami Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Made in USA, Mano art Space, Miami Florida
“Los Reyes del Anáhuac” Arquetopia, Puebla Mexico
“docuperu” Video Festival, Lima Peru
“FCA Ruta 2010” International Juried Competition, Bake Haus Complex, Miami, Fl
“Exodus”, Diaspora Vibe Gallery Wynwood, Fl
“9@ 12 and 6” Ocupa Space, Miami, Fl
“ArtSoby”Deering State Annual Art Exhibit, Juried by Bernice Steinbaum
“It is a Group Thing” MyPac, Wynwood, Mimi, Fl
“Café Cubano,Miami’s Cuban Collection”, Yuma Art Center, Yuma Az
“Get Ready” Cynergy Building, MDC, Miami Fl
“Objectique”, Green Art Fair, Art Basel Events, MESS, Miami Fl
“Implicit Ageism” CAS, Miami, FL –Curated By Aurora Molina
“Contemporary Cuban Visions: Established Cuban Masters and Emerging Stars in Exile”, Colby Gallery, Chicago Ill
“Jamaica Cultural Exchange”, Revolution Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
“Yo no tengo razon” Offlimits, Madrid, Spain
“I do – I do” University of Colorado Spring, Co
“Art Bridge Fair/ Art Miami”Art Basel Miami, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, Ill
“85@85” 3rd Annual, MiArte Gallery, Miami, FL. (Juries Choice)
“The way to Love” Color Altrnative Space, Miami Int. Book Fair, Curated by Yovani Bauta
“Mexican Influences” Colby Gallery, Chicago, Ill
“Art and Context” MiArte Gallery, Coral Gables Fl “Installare”, I.d Art Gallery, Miami Fl.
“Beyond Breast” Tower Theater, MDC Gallery, Miami Fl.
“Virgenes & Altares” MiArte Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.
“Woman History month” Wolfson Campus, MDC Gallery, Miami, Fl.
“Off The Wall” Experiment Series, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Fl.
“I do, too” Tower Theater, MDC Gallery, Miami Fl. “Fiber and Paper”, MiArte Gallery, Miami. Fl
“Fire Haus” Fire Haus Gallery, Miami. Fl
“85@85” MiArte Gallery, Miami, FL. “Obj-Art” Color Alternative, Wynwood, Miami, Fl.
“Safety Zones” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Wynwwod, Miami, Fl
“U-Phoria pushing the limits” MiArte Gallery, Miami, Fl.
“Pieces” Chirino’s Gallery, North Miami. Fl
“Baruj’s Atelier” Cremate Fine Art, Miami, Fl, Curator Baruj Salinas
“Re-Emergence” GC Gallery FIU, Miami, Fl, Curated Wendy Fisher
“Art of Uncertainty”, Fabri-K & Edge Zones, San Salvador , El Salvador
“Annual student Show” MDC, Interamerican Gallery, Miami, Fl
“I do, I do ‘till the end”, Color Alternative Space, Miami, Fl, Curator Yovani Bauta
“Senses”, Kunst Motel, Miami, Fl
“Alternative”, Kunst Motel, Miami, Fl
“I do, I do” Group W-10, Contemporanea Fine Art, Curated Yovani Bauta, Miami, Fl
“Support the Arts” I.D. Art, Wynwood, Miami, Fl
“BFA Exhibition” Frost Museum, FIU, Miami, Fl
“Retratos” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“41st Annual Student Art Show” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Miami, Fl
“Women by Women” Group W-10, MDC Wolfson Campus, Miami, Fl. Curated by Yovani Bauta.
“Mares” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl. Curated by Baruj Salinas
“1st Annual FIU Art Show”, Miami, Fl
“African Beat” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl. Baruj Salinas Student Show.
“Eyes of the South” Group W-10, Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
”85@85” miArte Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl “Zero Gravity” MDC Kendall Gallery, Miami, Fl
“Hispanic Heritage Exhibition” Group W-10, MDC Wolfson Gallery, Miami, Fl
“La Mirada del Sur” Group W-10, Cremata Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Fl
“Figuras Exhibition” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl “Art Exhibit” United Seniors of America Foundation, Miami, Fl
“Dos Orillas” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“4th Annual” Discover Miami Festival, Miami, Fl
“Student Show” Green Library, Florida International University, Miami, Fl
“Alt Space” Design District, Miami, Fl. Curated by Tori Arpad
“Masters Mystery Art Show” During Art Basel Miami.
“African Roots” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl “Flowers” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“Emerging Artists” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“Beginner’s Luck” Dorsh Galley, Design District, Miami, Fl
“5th Annual Juried Student Art Show” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Miami, Fl
“Annual Exhibition” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Baruj Salinas’ Class, Miami, Fl
“Gallery Hall Exhibition” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Miami, Fl
“Student Show-Painting” MDC North Campus, Miami, Fl
“Student Show-Photography” Books & Books, Coral Gables, Fl “Student Show-Photography” Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus.
Scope, New York
Art Miami, Bernice Steimbaum Gallery
Art New York, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Palm beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Spectrum Art Fair, Conde Contemporary
Art Santa Fe Fair, Conde Contemporary. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art in the Natural World and Cultured Settings, Art Wynwood Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Project Series
Art Fair San Diego, Conde Contemporary, California
Wynwood art Fair Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl
“In and out of Cuba” Art Miami Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Bravo Tv, Gallery Girls, Sept 17th
International Artist visiting Central Academy Shinkshantar, Kota Newspaper, Rajasthan, India Sept 8th.
El diario la Jordana, Puebla Puebla July 24th.
Sculptures in the Garden. Written by Anne Tschida - BT Arts Editor Biscayne Times, Feb 6th.
Arte al dia. International Content Review, Feb 6, Written by Eduard Reboll
Faces, Miami Dade College Catalogue, by Carlos M. Cardenes
Una Sobredosis de Arte, El nuevo Herald, front page. Daniel Shoer Roth. Dec 5tth
What’s Beautiful, Eduard Reboll, Tu Miami Blog, Sept 8th.
Age is Beauty at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, on Exhibit Aurora Molina’s Extraordinary Motion Dolls, Cecilia Paz, Miamiartblog, Set 14th.
Aurora Molina contra la Historia actual de la belleza, el Nuevo Herald Sunday Special Sept 25th, By Adriana Herrera
Karen Rifas and Aurora Molina Wow at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New Times, Carlos Suarez de Jesus, Sept 29th.
Nagari Magazine, Illustration Issue 0
Yo no tengo Razon Catalog, Universidad Europea de Madrid Art Department
Aurora Molina y Diani Safdeye arte joven de Cuba y Colombia/ El Nuevo Herald, Galeria artes y letras by Elena Iglesias Thusrday October 02, 2008
“Veo la Sociedad como un Cancer” Express News , Comunidad
“Beyond Breast” Especial/El Nuevo Herald, Galeria artes y letras by Carlos M. Luis Sunday July 6, 2008
“Beyond Breasts Exhibition” – Revista Aplausos Musica Llega Viernes culturales by Sandra Palacios Friday June 27, 2008
“Mas alla de los Senos/Beyond Breasts” Blog Los Lirios del jardin by Lopez
Ramos Thursday 24,2008
“I do, 2!” Exhibition at Tower Theater Gallery El Nuevo Herald, Galeria Aplausos Thursday / May 15, 2008
“Maruchi Carmona y la vision femenina del Grupo W-10″ By Elena Iglesias
New Times/ June 2007 Little Havana Heights
“Textos y Cuerpos Cosidos”. Sec. Artes y Letras, Nuevo Herald/September
“Arte Contemporanea”. Sec. Cultura, La Prensa Grafica, San Salvador, El
“Puentes Artisticos de Miami al Salvador”. Sec. Cultura, La Prensa Grafica, San
Salvador, El Salvador/August
Art Center Bi-Weekly Newsletter/September-August
“Color Alternative: un espacio artistico que busca dinimizar Allapatah”, Revista
Aplausos. Nuevo Herald/August
“Little Havana Heights: Flourishing among kitsch, a couple of gems off Calle
Ocho” Miami New Times. June 7, 20
“10 Maneras de reinventar un traje de novia” Page 9D Galleria, Nuevo
“Surrounded by my People”,Secc. Galleria, El Nuevo Herald/May
“BFA Spring Show”, Miami Art Guide, May/June
“I Do, I Do”, Miami New Times/May
“I Do, I Do”, Aplausos Magazine, Nuevo Herald/May
“Musica, instalacion y escultura en Viernes Culturales”, Page-6D Galleria, Nuevo Herald/Mayo
“Inspiracion en Vidrio y Luz”, Page: 1E Section: Galeria, Nuevo Herald/November
“85@85”, Miami Art Guide, September/October
Wall street Journal
Mdc Tv, Art Instructor classes and ideas, Aug 24th
“I Do, Too”
“I Do, I Do”, Desperita America, Univision, June.
“BFA Spring Show”, Quiereme Descalzi, AmericaTeve, May 8th, 2007, 4:pm-6:00pm.
“I Do, I Do”, Quiereme Descalzi, AmericaTeve, April, 4:00 pm- 6:00pm.
“I Do, I Do”, Canal 6, April.
research.art.dialogue, Fall/Spring Semester
Master in Contemporary Arts, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Spain
AS Degree, Photography Technology. Miami Dade College, Miami, Fl
BFA in Mixed Media, Art, Minor in Art History.
Florida International University, Miami, Fl
Miami Dade College, Miami, Fl Associate in Arts Degree- Art
Back Strap Looming, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Natural Dyes, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Wet felting, Arnhem , Holland
Hoja Lata, Oaxaca, Mexico
Calenda Puppets, Oaxaca, Mexico
Shadow Puppet, Yogjakarta, Indonesia
Batik, Kelik Batik, Yogjakarta, Indonesia
Back Strap Loom, Santo Tomas Jaliza, Oaxaca, Mexico
Gold Leafing Retablos, Santa Ana Zegache, Oaxaca, Mexico
Barro Verde, Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico
Natural Pigment, Teotitlen del valle, Oaxaca, Mexico
Black Pottery, San Bartolo, Oaxaca, Mexico
The Arts of Marionettes Workshop, University of Arts, Udaipur Rajasthan, India
Block Printing Workshop, Jaykirti Textiles & Clothes, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Minuature Painting Workshop, Master Artist Atjay, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Tie and Dye Workshop, Jaykirti Textiles & Clothes, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Kagzi Hand Made paper Ind. Workshop, , Sanganere, Rajasthan, India
Alebrijes Workshop, Maria and Jocabo de los Angeles, San Martin Tilcajete, Oxaca Mexico.
Photography workshop Roger Ballen, Fez, Morrocco
Talavera Ceramics, Don Cesar State Certified Talavera Atelier, Puebla, Mexico.
Printing etchings and monotypes at California Printmakers, Miami, Fl
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
Trama Textile, Guatemala
Sam Rit, Thailand
Slak Ateliers, Arnhem Holland
Trama textile, Guatemala
Intercambiador ACART, Madrid Spain
Textile Museum, Oxaca Mexico
Arquetopia Educational Residency, Oaxaca Mexico
Art in Jaipur, Jaipur, India
Arquetopia , Puebla, Oxaca Mexico
1000 Words Photography Magazine, Roger Ballen, Fez, Morrocco
Arquetopia, Puebla Mexico
Deering Estate at Cutler
Wave Maker, Locust Project
En residencia, Koubek Center
4th Place, Juror's Choice.
Fiber Optic, Broward, Fl
Artist Grant, TigerTail Production, Coconut Grove, Fl
FIU Art Scholarship, Miami, Fl
Honorable Mention, Art Exhibit Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
Miami Dade Woman Club Scholarship, Miami, Fl
Honor of Excellence from the Department of Fine Arts, Miami Dade College, Fl
Equip students with valuable life skills and encourage creative and critical thinking. Expose students to career paths in the arts, teaching them job skills and high-school and college readiness. Support students’ initiative to instill confidence and inspire them to stay in school, go on to college and expose them to career paths within the arts.
Interview by Jade Villaremo
1) Full name and age.
Aurora Molina, 30 years old
2) Tell me more about yourself.
I love being around kids, elders and my sewing machines, i think i like to provide tools to kids and make every moment a learning experienced for them, when i'm around elderly i like to be educated and listen to their life's stories and sometimes that turns or has a big influence on my work, and of course when i am at the studio working the sound of the sewing machines and the rhythm block me out from being in the world outside. I can consider myself very fortunate for doing what i like to do, traveling and meeting people is a big part of my work and lately working with artisans and establish a relationship and a collaboration as part of my art practice had been definite in growing as an artist. I consider myself some type of archeologist or art-cheologist, looking into small stories and making them global through the artwork.
3) How long have you been doing artworks with embroidery?
I can say it all started on my second year at the University 2004, but i consider that time very experimental, i was not so much into creating artwork but understanding the how to make and puzzling up ideas into different mediums, so i will say 2006 i was defined as a fiber artist.
4) How long does it take you to finish an artwork?
It can take me from a couple of days to a year, depending if the artwork is more visceral or more research based.
5) Why did you choose embroidery as your medium?
I remember when i was 9years old and my mom signed me up for sewing classes, i loved it and then i did not want to stop, i got back home and my grandmother had an antique sewing machine, she had been a seamstress all her life, i sat down on the sewing machine and spent hours on it. Now that i think of it, is not only my grandmother's history that might have influenced me but the fact that i felt connected to the foot pedal of the machine, my hands, my eyes and brain where into it, it is a full circle and you have to be very attentive to control a mechanic equipment. Then when i was at the University, i took a fiber painting class and the sewing machine appeared again a art tool and a drawing tool and i remember getting hooked as i did when i was 9 years old. After i knew that was my medium i started to understand the traditions and history of textile and where this played huge role in the history of woman, so now im chasing this history and researching different cultural traditions.
6) What is the best part about working with embroidery?
I like to bring back the traditions of womanhood and cultural traditions attached to embroidery, so every time im working this is the set off to create something.
7) What is the most challenging part about working with embroidery?
I think is to educate people and have them understand to break the stereotypes of the artist, people still see my work and refer to me as a painter.
8) Any advice you can give to aspiring young artist?
It is truly important to understand the context of your work and understand the historical context of art. I would say to artist that are starting their careers to look into the many pixels of our history and see what is mostly important to look into according with each particular persons' history and dwell on it to see what part of history they can reinvent, considering the medium mostly important as part o the concept of the artwork