Felipe Molina (b. 1964 Queens, New York City)
Felipe Molina began his professional career in 1993 at Ambassador Galleries in SoHo, NYC. In more than two decades his art has explored human relationships to the environment, imaginary situations, the passage of time, philosophical ideas, and the psychological connection between humans and animals. His imagery is imbued with summarily drawn landscapes that belie an intense motive and preoccupation with detail, surface, and hidden meaning.
After learning etching at the famed NY Printmaking Workshop he expanded into paperworks including watercolors, engraving, aquatints, and large-scale drawings. The oil paintings often contain contrasting textures and evocative coloring reminiscent of Pre-Colombian primitivism and modern Latin American Masters, while recent drawings explore Classical themes and realism with technical finish. His work has been featured on the album covers of Counting Crows, with eleven original works published in a new book of song lyrics for the Grammy-nominated rock band.
In addition to the visual arts, Felipe is an accomplished musician and holds degrees in Science, Radiography, and Dental technology. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has served on the board of directors of the New Haven Arts Council. Felipe currently lives and works in his Lexington studio.