Medina’s work includes a series of paintings that illustrate the culmination of her studies and extensive research in the three-year MFA program, which she will be completing in spring 2022.
Her MFA thesis exhibition, “100 Seconds to Midnight,” examines several global factors surrounding the concept of the Doomsday Clock that was first introduced by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists in 1947. The paintings featured in the exhibition consider the effects of nuclear weapons, climate change and other disruptive sources. Her work critiques the history of violence and power of the U.S. military and considers the global violence of ecocriticism and slow violence, while inviting the viewer to reflect on the destructive nature of humanity.
Medina received her bachelor of arts in art education from Cal State San Bernardino in 2019 and currently lives and works in the city of San Bernardino. A portion of her artistic practice is comprised of community-based art, with the most recent public art project involving her role as the lead artist in the creation of a mural design for the College of Education at CSUSB. Some of Medina’s central themes for her art include the concept of mortality and the ongoing investigation of the human condition. Her thesis exhibit, “100 Seconds to Midnight,” will be her first solo exhibition and will feature her new artwork that was created in winter 2021. Medina’s work can be viewed on her Instagram page, @daft.life.
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