Diana Molina, curator for the Icons and Symbols of the Borderland exhibit, has served as the Creative Director for the JUNTOS Art Association since 2012. Born a half mile from the US-Mexico boundary, her work across diverse mediums explores the limitations of life on the fringe while appealing to a universal audience.
Drawn early to Arts and Science, Molina began her career path as a software engineer in the initial stages of robotics and automation at IBM. This was followed by a decade working in Amsterdam as a photographer and writer for international magazines including Elle, Esquire, Geo, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue and in the book Amsterdam, Small Town Big City (1996). She also created photographic collections for the Netherlands Bureau of Tourism and Gamma Press, with world-wide distribution.
Living among the Tarahumara of northern Mexico for long periods, Molina’s first solo exhibition about the indigenous culture was prepared for the World Museum of Art in Rotterdam. Her exhibits have been widely shown in art, science and history museums in the United States and Europe and several of her photo essays are archived at the UT El Paso Special Collections Library and the UT Austin Benson Latin American Collection. Molina is part of the New Mexico Humanities Council Lecture Program and continues to build on her interest in the connections between art, ecology and humanity.