Castelli Art Space is pleased to present a retrospective of the late Los Angeles artist, Lillian Molina.
Molina was born in Martinez, CA, just 35 miles north of San Francisco. She received a Teaching Credential and Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of California, Los Angeles. She worked as an art educator throughout her life, serving as President of the Art Educators of Los Angeles. While raising a family, Molina also enjoyed a prolific career as an artist. Her artwork has been included in numerous exhibitions and has received many distinguished recognitions in juried shows.
This exhibition features artwork spanning nearly 70 years, with the earliest paintings dating to the 1940’s. Molina created work in myriad differing styles and a wide range of media which included commissioned portraits, abstract oil paintings, nude figure studies, Degas-esque pastel ballerinas, and her late career series of German Expressionist-inspired charcoals. Though quite broad in scope, this retrospective offers a brief history of the evolution of Molina’s oeuvre.