Bio – Jonathan Traviesa
Jonathan Traviesa is a photographer and artist living in New Orleans since the late 1990s, and is currently serving as a Visiting Artist Professor in photography at Tulane University. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and Tokyo. Traviesa is a founding member of The Front gallery and released his first book, “Portraits” with a concurrent exhibition at The Front during October and November of 2009. As part of Photonola, Traviesa received the New Orleans Photo Alliance’s inaugural Michael P. Smith Grant Award, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art exhibited a selection of his portraits from the book. His work is collected publicly at the Ogden and at The New Orleans museum of Art and privately at the Jimmy Club, The Saratoga Collection, and The Paramount Building. His show in collaboration with Cristina Molina, “Sad Tropics”, just finished its exhibition run in New Orleans.
Bio – Cristina Molina
Cristina Molina is a visual artist who creates video installations that include still imagery and sculptural forms. With a background in the study of psychology, and an interest in human relationships, Molina’s non linear, hypnotic narratives highlight interpersonal dynamics between family members, lovers, and friends. Her work has won national awards for its immersive quality and inventive use of technology. Molina has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently an artist member of The Front in New Orleans (an artist run gallery) and is Assistant Professor of New Media + Animation at Southeastern Louisiana University.
image credit: Jonathan Traviesa & Cristina Molina, Beach, from Sad Tropics, Archival Pigment Print