Qué onda banda! / Hello All!
2017 was a good year! I have a lot to share and to be thankful for... so I decided to make a quarterly newsletter! Please sign up if you want to receive updates of my projects. As always, thank you for your ongoing support.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR!
I am proud and humble to be a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants. The Painters and Sculptors Grant through the Joan Mitchell Foundation provides me with the opportunity to further my commitment to creating art for social justice by exploring an exciting new genre of art I call “Rascuache-Futurism." This grant will provide a tremendous amount of exposure in my artistic trajectory and provide the crucial financial support needed to foster my research, community-based work, and technology needs.
Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly Curated by Risa Puleo, 2017 Bemis Center Curator-in-Residence.
December 7, 2017–February 24, 2018
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
ArtPrize Nine: Cultivate
September 12—December 10, 2017
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids, MI
Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey
March 24—August 13, 2017
National Museum of Mexican Art
Tortilla Social is an participatory project that transforms public spaces through the use of printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, art education, and food as a uniter of community. Tortilla Social was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Tortilla Social has also partnered with the Urbano Projectand Hyde Square Task Force as community partners on this project.
This will be an ongoing project throughout 2018— stay tuned for future events on my website.
Artist-In-Residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program
It was a bitter sweet moment when I completed my second year as Artist-In-Residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. I spent two formative years in this place and learned so much from everyone who is involved in the studio. I'm very grateful for this opportunity and most importantly I'm very blessed for all the great friendships, relationships and opportunities that have come out of this residency.
City of Boston Artist-In-Residence Program
Resilient Current is a printmaking installation that embraces the past and present immigrant communities that have transformed Chinatown. This project was made possible through the Boston Art Commission at City of Boston, Boston Artist in Residence Program. View the Resilient Current Video here.
Special Thanks: Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Julie Burros, Karin Goodfellow, Cynthia Soo Hoo, Helen Wong, Giles Li, Cynthia Woo, Francisco Ormaza, Christian Guerra, Sharon Amuguni, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Staff, Josiah Quincy Elementary Staff and 2017 Boston AIR 2.0 Artists Cohort.
Sponsors: Boston AIR Program, Boston Centers for Youth & Families Quincy Community Center, The Josiah Quincy School, Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Speedball Art Products.
A big shout out to Co-Producer Rene Dongo who found a way to make this video work.
#TAKEACTION: NO MOTHERLAND (Take Magazine)
HUBweek Change Maker: Salvador Jimenez-Flores
The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world
Joan Mitchell Foundation Awards $625,000 in Grants to Artists
Sculptures by Salvador Jiménez-Flores Explore Identity, Colonialism
National Museum of Mexican Art celebrates its 30th with a protest party
Thirty Chicago-Area Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Mexican Art Without Borders
‘Resilient Current’ Josiah Quincy Elementary students make art and build community