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Born in Jamay, Jalisco, México  |  Based in Chicago & Boston  |  Lives in Boston

EDUCATION

2014 Kendall College of Art and Design, MFA, Drawing, Grand Rapids, MI

2012 School of Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

2006 Robert Morris University, BAS, Graphic Design & Digital Media, Chicago, IL

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, Fellowships & AWARDS

2017 Painters and Sculptors Grants Recipient, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

Tortilla Social, Creative City Grant, The New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA

2014 Beyond Mythology, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2013 85th Regional Exhibition- All-State Edition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 

West Michigan Potters Guild Eleanore Smith Memorial Award

Statewide Fine Art Competition, Power of Portraits, Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI

Best of Show and Merit Honors

2012 Kendall Scholarship of Merit, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Golden Apple Scholarship of Merit, Golden Apple Residency, Harrington, ME

José Narezo Foundation Scholarship, Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy

2011 Kendall Graduate Fellowship, full tuition, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2007 State of Illinois 2007 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition, Chicago, IL

Finalist

Digital Cinema Production, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Honorable Mention

2006 Publication Committee Scholarship, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

State of Illinois 2006 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition, Chicago, IL

Winner in Drawing

Graphic Design Portfolio Scholarship Award, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

2004 Best Art Portfolio Scholarship Award, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

2003 Latino Art Beat, Hispanic Heritage Art Contest Scholarship Award, Chicago, IL

 

RESIDENCIES

2019 Kholer Arts Industry, Artist-In-Residence, June 2019 - August 2019, Sheboygan, WI

2017- City of Boston, Artist-In-Residence, October 2016 - June 2017, Boston, MA

2016 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, May 2016 Artist-In-Residence, Deer Isle, ME

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, June 2016 Artist-In-Residence, Newcastle, ME

2015- Office of the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Artist-In-Residence, September 2015 - August 2017, Boston, MA

2015 Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Artist-In-Residence, July 2015, Saugatuck, MI

2014 Duemiladieci società cooperativa sociale, Artist-In-Residence June 2014, Trieste, Italy

2012 Golden Apple Residency, Artist-In-Residence, July 2012, Harrington, ME 

2011 Yollocalli Arts Reach, National Museum of Mexican Art, Artist-In-Residence, 2009-11, Chicago, IL 

2007 Robert Morris Art Fellowship Award, Artist-In-Residence, 2005-07, Chicago, IL

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2017 Re-inventing Fire, (Summer) School of the Art Institute of Chicago–Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI

Materials, Concepts and Processes, (Spring) Visiting Lecturer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Ceramics I, (Spring) Visiting Lecturer, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

2016 Time Travel With The Vessel Form, (Fall) Instructor, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Studio for Drawing, (Fall) Visiting Lecturer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Ceramics I, (Fall) Visiting Lecturer, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Screen-printing on Clay, (Summer) Instructor, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Time Travel With The Vessel Form, (Spring) Instructor, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Boston, MA

2015 Interdisciplinary Sculpture, (Fall) Instructor, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Harvard University, Boston, MA

2013-15 Community Arts Advocate, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Serve as KCAD’s ambassador and community outreach liaison. 

Recruit prospective undergraduate students, with a focus on underserved, multicultural, international and first generation students.

Develop and implement action plans for accessibility to higher education for students. 

Develop and foster partnerships and collaborations with other institutions and organizations to increase the presence of KCAD 

regionally and nationally. 

Image and Form: Screen Printing on Clay, School of the Art Institute of Chicago–Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI

Teaching assistant for Professor Israel Davis

Drawing Processes and Materials (Spring & Fall), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduate assistantship for Professor Deborah Rockman

Ceramic I (Spring), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduate assistantship for Professor Israel Davis

2014 Re-inventing Fire, School of the Art Institute of Chicago–Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI

Co-teacher with Nate Tonning

2012 Figure Drawing III & IV (Fall), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduate assistantship for Professor Stephen Halko

Intro to Printmaking (Spring), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduate assistantship for Professor Mariel Versluis

2011 Drawing II (Fall), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduate assistantship for Professor Morgan Price

Figure Drawing I (Fall), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Graduate assistantship for Professor Mariel A Versluis

2007 2-D Design (Fall), Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Teaching assistant for Professor Claire Prucher Epperly

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS invitational

2016 Nadie descubrió las Américas/No One Discovered The Americas, Harvard Ceramics Program, Gallery 224, Boston, MA 

2014 No soy quien crees que soy/I Am Not Who You Think I Am, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 

2011 Detrás de la mascara/Behind the Mask, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 

Plugged Out, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

Solid to the Earth, HumanThread Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Muertos y creación en progreso, Oxalá Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 El retorno/The Return, Casa de la Cultura, Jamay, Jal. México

2007 Living in the U.S.A., The State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Collection of Robert Morris University Artworks by Salvador Jiménez, Aurora City Hall, Aurora, IL 

2006 Extranjero/Foreigner, The State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED JURIED GROUP EXHIBITS

2014 Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI 

2013 85th Regional Exhibition- All-State Edition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 

23rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin Parkside Gallery, Kenosha, WI 

Juror John Hichcock

Power of Portraits, Statewide Fine Art Competition, Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI 

2012 Clandestine, University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Detroit, MI 

MFA Juried Exhibition, The Skywalk at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI 

2011 7th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Portraits of México, 2007 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

State of Illinois 2007 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL 

2006 State of Illinois 2006 Annual Collegiate Artists Competition, State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2005 1st Annual All Student Juried Art Show, The State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003 Best of Show Gallery 37: Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS invitational

2017 Monarchs: Inheritance, Migrations, and Sovereignty, Bemis Center For Contemporary, Omaha, NE

Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL 

2016 Latitude: Latino Art Now Conference, Carlos and Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Flayed, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Fay Chandler Emerging Art Exhibition, City Hall, Boston, MA

2015 Flayed, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL 

GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2014: Encore, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 

Alumni Exhibition, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI 

2014 I AMerican: Exploring the meaning of being “American”, Water Street Gallery, Batavia, IL

La Calaca Press Print Exchange III, Eugenius Gallery, Windsor VIC, Australia

2013 Jose Guadalupe Posada, Presente, International Print Portfolio Exchange, traveling exhibit in México and the United States

2012 Welcome Wreath at GRAM Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 

Rostros de la Migración, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Alfredo Zalce, Morelia, Michoacán, México 

Grande Fuoco, C.O.D.A. Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI  

Hanal Pixan-Food for the Souls, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL 

Ceramic Incidence, Free Radical Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI  

Día de los Muertos La Calaca Press Print Exchange II, Museo Antiguo Convento de San Francisco, Granada, Nicaragua

Obiter Dicta: Contemporary Latino Artists From The Midwest, Holland Area Arts Concil, Holland, MI

Chicago’s Twelve: 12 Artists Mobilizing the Earth, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL 

Chicago’s Twelve: 12 Artists Mobilizing the Earth, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL 

Through Their Veins, H.F. Johnson Art Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Día de los Muertos La Calaca Press Print Exchange II, Expressions Graphics, Oak Park, IL

2011 La Calaca Print Portfolio, Lauderhill Arts Center, Lauderhill, FL

CelebrARTE, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL 

La Calaca Press Print Exchange I, Fundación Casa de los Tres Mundos Antigua Casa de los Leones, Granada, Nicaragua

La Calaca Press Print Exchange I, Art House Studio, McAllen, TX

Regard, Resist, React, Governors State University, University Park, IL

2010 Imágenes religiosas: entre el cielo y la tierra, Casa de la Cultura, Jamay, Jalisco, México 

Día de los muertos, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 

Colectivo, Calles y Sueños Gallery, Chicago, IL

Centenario de la Revolución Mexicana Print Portfolio, Mexi-Arte Museum, Austin, TX 

Sangre, sudor y papeles: Artists Examine the Immigration Issue, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL

Strong and Chata: We are all Narizonas, The Beer Run Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009 Day of the Dead: Camino a casa, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL 

Stop Violence in Pilsen, Carlo & Dominguez Gallery, Chicago, IL

Unidos, libres e independientes, Casa Aztlán, Chicago, IL

2008 Chucas y chucos, CHAC Norte, Denver, CO

Chupacabras! Artists Reinterpret the Myth, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2007 Among Saints, Survival, War and a Russian Friend, Chicanindio Gallery, Chicago, IL

3rd Annual Celebration, Art Beats 2007, New York, NY 

Outside the Box Institutional Senior Exhibit, The State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006 Made in Pilsen, Prospectus Gallery, annually 2006–2010, Chicago, IL

18th St: Pilsen Open Studios, 2006–2010, Chicago, IL

Annual Institutional Show, The State Street Gallery, Chicago, IL 2006–2008

Vida y muerte, Casa de la Cultura Mestizarte, Chicago, IL

 

LECTURES & Colloquia

2018 Art, Design & Learning in Public, presenter, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

2017 Clay as Conduit: Civic Regard, presenter and panelist, The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Portland, OR

2016 Instituto Gráfico de Chicago, panelist, Latino Art Now Conference, Inter-University Program of Latino Research Chicago, IL

Ni de aquí ni de allá, presenter and workshop demonstrator, Tarrant County College, Hust, TX

2015 Ni de aquí ni de allá, presenter and workshop demonstrator, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Material Practice as Research, guest critic, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

2014 Ni de aquí ni de allá/Ceramic Summer Faculty, presenter, School of the Art Institute of Chicago–Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI

Entre México y EE.UU., presenter, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Pulso: Art of the Americas, presenter, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI 

2011 Detrás de la mascara/Behind the Mask, presenter, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 

Solid to the Earth, presenter, HumanThread Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 La tierra prometida/The Promised Land, presenter and panelist, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Anti Violence Youth Summit, presenter and panelist, Aurora, IL 

National Art Honor Society Induction, presenter, Curie High School, Chicago, IL

2008 Design Symposium, panelist, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

El retorno/The Return, presenter, Casa de la Cultura, Jamay, Jalisco, México

 

TEACHING & COMMUNITY WORK

2016- Nomadic Civic Sculpture, lead artist for a multidisciplinary public project focusing in civic engagement through a nomadic sculpture

in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood addressing themes such as gentrification, place-making, social justice and public spaces ages, 14-  

               21, Urbano Project, Boston, MA

2014 I AM: Exploring Identity, visiting artist for GRAM Studio, workshop for all ages, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Bajo el sol/Under The Sun, volunteer artist/designer for a literary magazine ages, 15-20, Creative Youth Center and Hispanic Center of

West Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI 

2010 Para los niños/For the Kids, teaching artist for a mosaic and ceramic mural 8ft x 22ft ages, 17-21, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s 

Hospital and Yollocalli Arts Reach, Chicago, IL

Posada’s Offsprings, teaching artist for a traditional and experimental printmaking class ages, 14-21, Yollocalli Arts Reach, Chicago, IL

Fundamentals of Art, teaching artist for a mixed media class ages 8-14, Yollocalli Arts Reach, Chicago, IL

2009 Teen Age Wasteland, teaching artist for a mixed media class on recycling and creating art with found objects and waste, ages 16-21,

Yollocalli Arts Reach, Chicago, IL

Youth Curators/Youth Gallery, teaching artist for a class on curatorial work and museography ages 8-14, 

Yollocalli Arts Reach, 2008–2009, Chicago, IL

2008 Explosion of Fun, teaching artist for mixed media mural 4ft x 16ft, ages 8-12, West Lawn Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Alternative Remedy, teaching artist for a multimedia mural (wood panels installed throughout the 6th floor), Saint Anthony Hospital 

and Yollocalli Arts Reach, Chicago, IL

The Revival of the Struggle, co-led a multimedia mural 10ft x 24ft, ages 16-21, Yollocalli Arts Reach and The Rauner Family YMCA, 

2007–2008, Chicago, IL

2007 Diseño interactivo e informática, graphic design instructor for adults, Onward Neighborhood House, Chicago, IL 

 

CURATORIAL WORK

2015 No Place, Avenue for the Arts, Art.Downton, Grand Rapids, MI

Co-curator for national and international artists, managed design and promotional material of the exhibition

2014 Pulso: Art of the Americas, Kendall College of Art and Design & Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Co-curator for an international exhibition among 28 artists from North and South America. With the team from KCAD and UICA

managed bilingual catalog design and promotional material of the exhibition as well as community workshops, guided tours and lectures.

2010 Imágenes religiosas: entre el cielo y la tierra, Casa de la Cultura, Jamay, Jalisco, México 

Imágenes religiosas: entre el cielo y la tierra, Cobalt Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Curated an international traveling exhibition among artists from México and the United States, developed and designed public relations

material and produced bilingual catalog. 

 

Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion

2014- West Michigan President’s Compact Committee, Committee Member, Grand Rapids, MI.

Duties: Ensure that our institutions of higher education actively contribute to the efforts in West Michigan to affirm, respect and 

embrace people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Grand Rapids Art Museum Community Outreach Taskforce, Committee Member, Grand Rapids, MI.

Duties: Activate the museum experience and design strategies that promote audience engagement, diversity, and participation.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee, AIGA West Michigan, Outreach Chair, Grand Rapids, MI.

Duties: Weave diversity into the fabric and forefront of all AIGA WM thinking and decision making as it pertains to programming, 

education and design to ultimately impact the future development of the West Michigan chapter, communities, and industry as a whole.

2013- Latino Community Coalition, Active Member, Grand Rapids, MI.

Duties: Establish a cooperative network among private and community organizations that provides services to the Latino population of 

Kent County in order to make them more accessible and effective to persons and families.

Avenue for the Arts, Member, Grand Rapids, MI.

Duties: Avenue for the Arts helps shape the creative community on South Division Ave. Community members do this by helping to select 

public artworks, working on neighborhood beautification projects and planning popular local art events.

 

SELECTED PUBLIC WORKS

2010-11 Para los niños/For the Kids, a mosaic and ceramic mural 8ft x 23ft, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, designed 

and constructed with Yollocalli Arts Reach Students, a youth initiative program of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

2009 The Declaration of Immigration, a multimedia mural (2 stories high x 30ft wide), Yollocalli & Radio Arte building, painted 

with Yollocalli Arts Reach Students, Chicago, IL 

Mariposas migrantes: Butterfly Mural by Hector Duarte, painted and donated a butterfly, Cuario de Guadalupe,

Michoacán México

2008 Alternative Remedy, a multimedia mural (wood panels installed throughout the 6th floor), Saint Anthony Hospital, painted

with Yollocalli Arts Reach Students, Chicago, IL 

2007 The Revival of the Struggle, a multimedia and interactive mural (10ft x 24ft), The Rauner Family YMCA, painted with

Yollocalli Arts Reach Students, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 CFile.Daily, “Spotted | The Most Boring Art Ever, Rumi Memes, No One Discovered America & more!,” October 2016

2015 Harvard Art Blog, “Bitten by the Clay Bug,” interview by Ian Askew, , October 2015

Grand Rapids Business Journal, “40 Under Forty Business Leaders,” October 2015

Revue: The Arts Issue, “Between Two Worlds,” interview by Nicole Rico, September 2015

KCAD Blog, “Unmasked: Alum Helps Children of Migrant Farmers Discover Their Identity,” September 2015

2014 Newsradio (WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM), “I Am Not Who You Think I Am interview,” interview by Neal Dionne, October 2014

Grand Rapids Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 07, “Artist and Activist,” interview by Alexandra Fluegel, July, 2014

2013 MLive online publication, “Ella Sharp Museum’s Statewide Fine Art Competition ‘absolutely exceptional’,” January 12, 2013

2012 Kendall College of Art and Design online publication, “MFA Alum Artwork Brings Awareness to Latino Community,” August 27, 2012

2011 Contratiempo magazine, No. 88 “El arte busca nuevas fronteras,” cover illustration, October 2011

Contratiempo magazine, No. 86 “Retrospectiva de Salvador Jiménez,” interview by Stephanie Manriquez, August 2011

Nuvo online publication, “IAC hosts Day of the Dead celebration,” interview by Matthew McClure, October 13, 2011 

Univision, “Arte del Corazón” interview by Enrique Rodríguez, August 11, 2011

Chicago Art Magazine online publication, “Arte Inmigrante: Salvador Jiménez,” interview by Diego Nava, June 03, 2011

Gozamos online publication, “Imágenes Religiosas traveling exhibition,” interview by Abraham Velázquez Tello, May 5, 2011

2010 Gozamos online publication, “Ofrenda digital del día de los muertos,” November 2, 2010

Gozamos online publication, “Salvador Jiménez, Mixed Media Art and Politics,” interview by Jose Luis Benavides, October 15, 2010

Contratiempo magazine, No. 76, Chicago, IL June 2010

Newcity Art online publication, “Eye Exam: Boundary Issues,” article by Bert Stabler, June 28, 2010

Contratiempo magazine, No. 69, Chicago, IL, October 2009

2009 Radio Arte (WRTE 90.5 FM), “Declaration of Immigration mural interview,” interview by Martin Macias, August 2009

Latination L.A. TV Networks (American Latino TV), interview, June 20-21, 2009

Reclama newspaper, Vol. 2 No. 2, “Salvador Jiménez vive su sueño a través de su arte,” January 8-14, 2009 

Hoy newspaper, “Declaration of Immigration Mural Defaced,” July 31, 2009

2008 Contratiempo magazine, “Chupacabras: The Myth in the Era of the Internet,” March 2008

Remezcla online publication, “Introducing…Salvador Jiménez,” interview by Adriana Gallardo, October 28, 2008

Radius Magazine, Chicago, IL 2008

2007 La Raza newspaper, No. 1988, Interview by Irene Tostado, October 2007

Radio Arte (WRTE 90.5 FM), Interview for Poliforum, Portrait Cross Border, October 2007

2006 The Eagle newspaper, Vol. 10, No. 10, November 2006

Full Bleed magazine, No. 1, August 2006

2005 Chicago Journal newspaper, Vol. 5, No. 4, July 28, 2005

Egg Deutoplasm literary magazine, No. 5, September 2005

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Taller de punta seca, México City

 

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

2007-11 Christian Community Development Association, art director and graphic designer, Chicago, IL

2007 Jiménez Design Art Studio, graphic designer, Chicago, IL

2006 Full Bleed magazine, art director, graphic designer and founder, Chicago, IL

The Eagle newspaper, illustrator, graphic designer and writer, Chicago, IL

2005 Egg Deutoplasm Literacy Magazine, art director and graphic designer, Chicago, IL

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish (fluent writing and reading)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Instituto Gráfico de Chicago, member, Chicago, IL

Artaxis.org, Board of Directors, IN

 

Supplemental Studies

2013 Ox-Bow School of Art, Two week class visiting artist Liz Craft & Anna Sew Hoy July 2013, Saugatuck, MI

Ox-Bow School of Art, Four-Days Workshop with visiting artist Kathy King, April 2012, Saugatuck, MI

Worked on wood and gas firing (Kendall Clay Collective advisor Prof. Israel Davis) 

2012 Ox-Bow School of Art, Four-Days Workshop with visiting artist Shumpei Yamaki, October 2012, Saugatuck, MI

Worked on wood firing (Kendall Clay Collective advisor Prof. Israel Davis)

Golden Apple Residency, Two-Week Visual Art Fellowship, July 2012, Harrington, ME 

Developed a new body of work

Ox-Bow School of Art, Four-Days Workshop with visiting artist Rebecca Hutchinson, April 2012, Saugatuck, MI

Worked on raku, wood, gas, and pit firing (Kendall Clay Collective advisor Prof. Israel Davis)

2011 Ox-Bow School of Art, Four-Days Workshop with visiting artist Denny Gerwin, October 2011, Saugatuck, MI

Worked on raku, wood, gas firing (Kendall Clay Collective advisor Prof. Israel Davis) 

2010 Taller Punta Seca, Printmaking, 2010, México Distrito Federal, México