My name is Paul Molina; I'm Akimal O'Otham, Pee-posh, Quechan, Pawnee, and Hispanic from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) located South of Phoenix, Arizona.
I’m a thirty-something freelance artist, Illustrator, and graphic designer. A mostly self-taught artist with experience in a wide range of mediums: pencil, pen, watercolor, acrylic paint, aerosol paint, mixed media, etc. Also, skilled as a graphic designer producing logos, brochures, web materials, photography and videography for media outlets.
I was also featured in a movie called "In Circles" playing the main character "Isaac Rivers". In Circles was produced and directed by Roberto and Claude Jackson, which also won an award at the LA Skins Fest in 2015. *(More about In Circles here)
My artwork comes primarily from my traditional heritage background. Taking the Pima and the Maricopa tribes of the southwest and intertwining the two to tell my story from both sides of the fence and creating a hybrid of evolving artwork.
My Identity as a Pima and Maricopa artist is to share my story with others through my artwork. Sharing the history of the Hohokam and how they prospered by living off the land, planting, harvesting crops, and hunting.
Form/Function - Solo Art Exhibit - 2017
Huhugam Heritage Center -Chandler, Arizona
Address: 21359 S Maricopa Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226
Film Bar - 2015
Address: 815 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Desert Broom Branch Library - Solo Art Exhibit - 2014
Cave Creek, Arizona
Address: 29710 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
RAW Artist "GRANDEUR" - Monarch Theatre - 2014
Address: 122 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino - Hotel Lobby, Check-in counter
Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA) - Main Lobby
Phoenix Premium Outlet Mall - Food Court
Sacaton, AZ Headstart building - Main Lobby
GRHC Viola L. Johnson - BOD-ELT - Office Windows
District 3 Head Start, Sacaton, AZ Mural in main lobby - 2016
Dance School of Tempe - 2008
Russell Moore Music Festival - 2007
District 7 - Pee Posh Park
District 7 - Dobbins Rd. Water-pipe
Olberg Bridge - 2014 - Mural
Power Rd. Williams Field Rd. 3/14/2014 - Mural
Assisted Russell Blackwater
"In Circles" the movie - Drama
Rawhide Commercial - 2005