Crystal Pearl Molinary is a visual artist living and working in Miami, Florida. Her work draws from personal narrative to engage in an analysis of cultural practices of identity, nostalgia, heritage, femininity and beauty. She holds a BFA in photography from Florida International University, has exhibited internationally, and is the Visual Arts Instructor at Miami Edison Senior High School. 

Education
2006 Florida International University, BFA Photography
Exhibitions
2017
A Look Back,Space Mountain, Miami, FL
2015
Then Again (Solo Show), Art@Work, Miami, FL
I Am, We Are, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Esthetic Theory, Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2014
Let’s Talk about Nicki Minaj: A Rococo Side-Show/Salon, Space Mountain, Miami, FL
2013
The Drawing Project, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
2012
Latina Women and the Body, Panel Discussion, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
One Night Stands, Southermost Situations / Ricochet Lounge, Miami, FL
Situation Range, Southernmost Situations / Legal Art, Miami, FL
Miami Moments 2012, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL
2011
Everyday Charms, O-Cinema, Miami, FL
Prettier Than Everything, Fountain Art Fair / Feminist Art Project, Miami, FL
Reframing the Feminine, Girls’ Club, Ft Lauderdale, FL
2010
SPRING BREAK, Miami International Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
Bitchy Cats: Roast, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL
2009
The Collabo Show, Little Haiti, FL
Landmarks, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

2008
Bitchy Cats: MC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Bitchy Cats: 9 Of Pentacles, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL
Limpiezas, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL
Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2007
Smash and Grab!, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Mod 11, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL
GisMo Girls, The Hebrew Home, Riverdale, NY
Ping-Pong, M54 Projects, Basel, CH
Young Miami Artists, Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, FL

2006
FIU BFA Exhibition, Frost Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Metralla Sundays!, Art Center of South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Art Video Lounge, Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
Bridge Art Fair, Catalina Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
New Art as a Universal Language, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
The Food Show: The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Cross Town Traffic, Art Institute, Miami, FL
Generation Dos, Art Center of South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
Ping-Pong, M54 Projects, Basel, CH
Fooood, F.I.U. North Campus, Miami, FL
Besos, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
Meet Me in Miami, Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, FL
Art in Bloom, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, FL

2005
Cinema-Scope, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
Beauty or Not, Octopus Gallery, Miami, FL
Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

Bibliography
2015
Natasha Herrera, Artes y Letras, Que Hacer, El Nuevo Herald, August 30
Abel Folgar, "
Girls Club Exhibit Examines Psychological Effects of Glossy Ideals of Beauty," Broward/Palm Beach New Times, May 27

Issue 2: The Carl Sagan Issue, Sensationfeelingsjournal.org, February
Houghton Kinsman, "The Artist As Educator," Art South Africa, February

2012
Schimel, Valerie Nahmad, "Peanutbutter Jelly Time," Knight Arts Review, Knightarts.org, July 16
Ragnhild Fjellro, Kroppers Stil (Body Style), Kilden Information Centre for Gender Research in Norway, Oct 10 Audra D.S. Burch, Faces of Latina, Miami Herald, Oct 03
Ewa Josefsson, “Situation Range,” Flavorpill.com, May

2011
Melissa Diaz, “The Woman and the Machine,” Artlurker.com, Dec 01
Liz Tracy, “Everyday Charms Shows the Magical Lives of Female Artists,” Miami New Times, Dec 01
Jillian Hernandez, “On Visual Politics and Poetics: Incarcerated Girls and Women Artists,” Razor Wire Women, State University of New York

2009
Jillian Hernandez, “Miss, You Look Like a Bratz Doll: On Chonga Girls and Sexual-Aesthetic Excess,” NWSA Journal Volume 21
No. 3, John Hopkins University Press2008
Jillian Hernandez, “Performing Identity in Miami: A Case Study of Women Artists,” Florida Without Borders: Women at the Intersections of the Local and Global Community, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Tropical Depression Zine, Summer

2007
Brett Sokol, “Restoring the Lost Years of Jailhouse Girls,” The Miami Herald, October 12
Johanna Gustavsson, “Hebrew Home Exhibit Challenges its Viewers,” Riverdale Review, August 15

2006
Anne Tschida, “A Suite Affair,” Blueprint Directory, November 01
FIM Artist Showcase, Florida International Magazine, November 01
Gary Moore, Cross Town Traffic Catalog, September 28
Carlos Suarez de Jesus, “Girls Want to Have Fun,” The New Times, May 11
Kyle Munzenrieder, “El Yuma, Land of Golden Fireplaces & Plastic-covered Sofas,” Ignore Magazine, April 26

2005
Carlos Suarez de Jesus, “As Pretty Does,” The New Times, May 14
Onajide Shabaka, “Weekend Roundup,” www.miamiartexchange.com, May 14

Lectures and Panel Discussions
2014 / 10 Years of Women on the Rise! - Girls Summit Panel Discussion, MOCA Miami
2012 / Making Art Out of Excess: Exploring Latina Styles & Sexualities - Latina Women & the Body Panel Discussion, MOCA Miami
2008 / Shamanism & Art, in conjunction with the exhibition Dark Continents, MOCA Miami
2007 / MOD 11 Panel Discussion, Bas Fischer Invitational / MOCA Miami

Grants and Residencies
2015 Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Residency, Guadeloupe
2006 Foundation Scholarship for the Arts, Florida International University

Collections
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Girls’ Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Mosquera Family Collection, Miami, FL
The Hebrew Home, Riverdale, NY
Barbara Bruck, Private Collection, New York, NY
Alberto Chehebar, Private Collection, Miami, FL
Asya Ginsberg, Private Collection, New York, NY
Carol Jazzar, Private Collection, Miami, FL
Alan Kluger, Private Collection, Miami, FL
Nicolas Libert, Private Collection, Paris, France
Alan Lieberman, Private Collection, Miami, FL
Vivian Pfeiffer, Private Collection, Miami, FL