Mission
To inspire people to work together to build a more vibrant and stronger community.


Vision
A landscape where everyone has access to the tools and strategies needed to success.
Jennifer Arlem Molina | Artist Statement & Exhibitions
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Artist Statement

As an artist I aim to create experiences. I choose to collaborate with my subjects, my surroundings and materials rather than control them. My work is a representation of my growth, not only as an artist but as a woman. Every piece is full of movement; both physical and emotional, as well as energy and color. With this approach I aim to create work that becomes a representation of not only myself but of my environment. My work is social commentary acting as a catalyst for the open exchange of thoughts and ideas.

Born and raised in one of the most artistically collaborative cities in Mexico, I am no stranger to distinctive forms of art. Because of the amount of European influence, brought by German Immigrants, Mazatlan, Mexico is filled with traditional German,traditional Mexican, and combinations of the two that cover the city. All of these was then complemented by my grandmother who enriched my life with her encouragement in the arts, dancing, painting, and writing.

At the age of 12, my life was then again enriched with the American experience of immigration. Cultural immersion is always accompanied with culture shock; but, I somehow evaded the latter by becoming culturally intrigued in my new home, the culturally progressive Seattle, Washington. At the age of 16th, my mother provided me with the opportunity to study in Paris. It was there where I developed a love for art history and became intrigued and fell in love with the work of Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Jean-Michael Basquiat.

Growing up in Seattle, I struggled over how to answer to people who expected me to know everything about my birthplace. I did not have that huge connection I was supposed to have. Sometimes, I felt like a tourist in my own ethnicity. In 2006 after being exposed to the work of Manuel Alvarez Bravo, I was inspired to learn more about photography as an art, which led me to create a documentary about the daily life in my city of birth.

I believe simple experiences can make us feel more connected to the world. Therefore, I carefully select and visually interpret my ideas so the essence is revealed and captured in a single moment. I prefer to work project based, rather than to allow the medium to control my thought process. My artwork is a social commentary acting as a catalyst for the open exchange of thoughts and ideas.

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Selected Exhibitions

2017 Sea Mar Community Health Centers – ¡Viva! Latino/a Visions: Art Exhibition – Seattle, WA

2017 Raw Artists Seattle – Verse – Seattle, WA

2016 Lynnwood Arts Commission – Lynnwood Library Art Gallery – Lynnwood, WA

2015 RAW Artists Seattle – Group Showcase: “Present” – Seattle, WA

2015 Untitled Feelings – Solo Exhibit – Burien Community Center – Burien, WA

2014 Fast Forward – Phinney Center Gallery – Seattle, WA

2014 Inside Out – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2014 All About Colors – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2014 Through My Lens – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2014 Traces of Life – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2014 Feeling Blue – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2014 Delicate – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2014 Lynwood Arts Commission – Lynwood Library Art Gallery – Lynwood, WA

2014 9th Annual Winter Exhibit – Morpho Gallery – Chicago, Illinois

2013 Reflections – Arterie Fine Arts – Naperville, Illinois

2013 CoCA Collision: Past, Present, & Future Members Show – Seattle, WA

2013 Juried Artist Installation at the VALA Art Center – Redmond, WA

2012 Waterfront Art – Seattle Art Alliance – Seattle, WA

2012 Art in the Alley – Columbia City Gallery – Seattle, WA

2011 A Sense of Place – IDEA Odyssey Gallery – Seattle, WA

2010 Sense Us – Group Show, ArtXchange Gallery – Seattle, WA

2010 Ethnics Art Connection – Seattle office of Arts & Cultural Affairs – Seattle, WA

2010 Forward – University of Washington School of Art – Seattle, WA

2009 I.V.A. Senior Show – University of Washington School of Art – Seattle, WA

2009 Latino Heritage Month Celebration – Seattle City Hall – Seattle, WA

2009 Sustainability – Benham Gallery – Seattle, W

2009 Hispanic Seafair – Seattle, WA

2009 Arts Leadership Lab – Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008 Scavenger Hunt – University of Washington School of Art – Seattle, WA