Painters & Sculptors Program 2017 Salvador Jiménez-Flores
Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. From 2015–17, Jiménez-Flores completed a two year-long artist residency at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. He also served as Artist In Residence for the 2016–2017 Boston AIR program through Mayor Marty Walsh's office. He is currently Visiting Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Art Teacher at the Commonwealth School, and Teaching Artist at Urbano Project. Jiménez-Flores holds an MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and a BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL.
“As an artist, I feel I have the responsibility to address the issues that affect my community, create awareness, and propose actions through my art. I seek to resist the labels put upon me and other people of color by reimagining what an alternative future could look like.”
Soy quien soy / I Am Who I Am (installation detail), 2014, oil, graphite and gold luster on terra cotta, 14 x 12 x 7 inches
Nadie descubrió las Américas / No One Discovered the Americas (installation detail), 2016, porcelain, terrra-cotta slip and synthetic hair, dimensions variable
La resistencia de los nopales híbrido / The Resistance of the Hybrid Cacti (detail), 2017, underglazes on terra cotta, gold luster and slip, 8 x 8 x 8 feet
Tortilla Social (Tortilla printing press), 2016 -, poplar wood, leather, metal and laser cut graphics, 14 x 23 x 11 inches
Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.