Artist website: www.jefflyart.com
Jeffly Gabriela Molina was born San Cristobal, Tachira, Venezuela in 1989. She came to the United States in 2007 to attend the New World School of the Arts and to help her aunt with her restaurant in Miami, Florida. While there, a prominent Chicago family discovered Molina’s paintings, and they subsequently sponsored her BFA studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013, she was commissioned by The Rebury South Beach to permanently install her sculpture Nest at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Collins Ave in Miami Beach, and her work is part of several private collections. She is currently a first-year MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute and is expected to graduate in 2016.