Born in Manila, Philippines, Kristianne Molina received an MA in Critical Theory and the Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her interdisciplinary practices gravitate toward deconstructing natural dyeing techniques as a painting process, textiles, embroidery, installation, stop-motion, performance and wearable arts. Kristianne's intention in her work is to reflect the marriage of her Philippine-American experience and to respond to current events prevalent in her generation. Her research with natural dyes stems from a rediscovery of her Philippine roots and ancestral textiles. The colors extracted from cochineal are linked to the history of Spanish and American colonization in the Philippines. Her ekphrastic approach to constructing with color, textiles, language, and material investigate alchemical processes and philosophies through didactic methodologies.
BSMT studio 77 at Mana Contemporary
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