“I think everything I do is art. I think my whole life is art. Everything I do is for art. Every expression I make is an extension of that … I just live to create.” – Yoko Molotov, 2018
Yoko Molotov is a Louisville, Kentucky-based multimedia artist specializing in transgressive, gender-fluid comics, art, poetry, and performances.
Molotov’s work is inspired by manga artist Mita Ryuusuke, anime studio GAINAX, and surrealist automatism, a free flowing art-making process in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process. Her work blends comedy with tragedy, innocence with erotica, and a precise, graphically technical style with unpolished expressionism.
Yoko Molotov has exhibited work at Land of Tomorrow in Louisville and Lexington, Sheherazade Gallery in Louisville, and the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana. As a musician, Molotov performs in projects such as Harpy, WEEK, and meat mama.