Born in Manila, Philippines, Kristianne Molina received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is currently a graduate student at the School of Visual Arts’ Critical Theory and the Arts program. 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 cultures and 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 as a recontextualization of hierarchical art making process. Her ekphrastic approach of constructing color, textiles, language, and material investigate alchemical processes and philosophies through didactic methodologies.

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