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Kristianne Molina



Kristianne Molina (Kate), born in the Philippines and raised in Jersey City, NJ — is a Filipino-American artist, educator, writer, and researcher. She received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University New Brunswick and an MA in Critical Theory and the Arts at the School of Visual Arts, New York. At UCSD’s Art History, Theory, and Criticism PhD program, her research revolves around decolonization, highlighting indigenous and black and brown people within historical narratives with a focus on 19th century art history. Her research based interdisciplinary art practice uses textiles, painting, performance, language, sculpture and new media to critique history, address climate change from a decolonial and indigenous perspective, and specifically working with the insect cochineal as dye and material to critique history and labor practices.

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