JONATHAN MOLINA-GARCIA

ABOUT

b.1989

Jonathan Molina-Garcia is a Salvadoran-American multimedia artist with a tenuous relationship to photography.

He remains a research-based artist, navigating process through texts and image archives. His projects explore the tactility of immigrant, queer, fantastical bodies and memories. Collage has been a consistent through-line. He is an artist of mestizaje, pondering the ever-present hyphenation inherent in local (Molina-Garcia) and collective (Salvadoran-American) identity.

He holds an MFA degree in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and graduated with a BFA in Photography and a BA in Art History from the University of North Texas. Recent exhibitions include “Cut-Ups: Queer Collage Practices” at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in 2016, and its previous sister iteration, “Cock-Paper-Scissors” at the ONE Archives gallery in Los Angeles, California; both curated by the ONE Archives Foundation.

He is the recipient of the 2017 Mind the Gap microgrant from the Art Tooth foundation and the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, and has been awarded various other project and developmental grants.

He currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.