• Ten con ten #8

    “Ten con ten #8 ”

    Date 2002
    Dimensions 96"x 72"x 1"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acetate, acrylic, plexiglass, tape
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
    Acknowledgement Gift of: Commercial Properties Development Corp./ The Wilbur Marvin Foundation
  • Veil

    “Veil”

    Date 2000
    Dimensions 72"x 48"x 144"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acetate, wood, Styrofoam, enamel, acrylic, pencil on paper, tape, acrylic paint on canvas
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
  • Veil # 7

    “Veil # 7”

    Date 2001
    Dimensions 42"x 76"
    Category Painting
    Medium Plastic, photograph, paper, acrylic and enamel paint, acetate, acrylic, tape, canvas and Styrofoam
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
  • lx5

    “lx5”

    Date 2000
    Dimensions 18"x 24"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic, spray paint, plastic, and adhesive tape and canvas
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
  • lx9

    “lx9”

    Date 2000
    Dimensions 10"x 10"
    Category Painting
    Medium Acrylic, spray paint, plastic, and adhesive tape and canvas
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Something About Painting DCA Gallery New York, New York, USA
    Shirley Kaneda/Saul Ostrow Collection
  • Ten with Ten

    “Ten with Ten”

    Date 2004
    Dimensions 46"x 52"x 4"
    Category Painting
    Medium Plastic, acrylic enamel paint and acetate
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
  • Ten with Ten

    “Ten with Ten”

    Date 2004
    Dimensions 72"x 72"x 32"
    Category Painting
    Medium Plastic, acrylic paint on canvas, cord, acrylic, enamel paint and adhesive tape
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
  • Ten with Ten

    “Ten with Ten”

    Date 2004
    Dimensions 72"x 216"x 144"
    Category Painting
    Medium Plastic, adhesive tape and elastic cord, charcoal, enamel paint and acrylic
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
  • Ten with Ten

    “Ten with Ten”

    Date 2004
    Dimensions 96"x 96"x 96"
    Category Painting
    Medium Plastic, metal grille, acrylic, enamel paint and canvas
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Principality of Nuremberg Collection, Germany
  • 2

    “2”

    Date 2005
    Dimensions 84"x 60"x 48"
    Category Painting
    Medium Plastic and enamel paint
    Genre Abstract
    Period 21st Century
    Collection Luis Gutierrez Collection
  • Ten con ten #8
  • Veil
  • Veil # 7
  • lx5
  • lx9
  • Ten with Ten
  • Ten with Ten
  • Ten with Ten
  • Ten with Ten
  • 2

Ivelisse Jiménez

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1966

Biography Details

Painter, installation artist, draftswoman. Jiménez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1993 and earned her master’s degree at New York University in 1999; she also studied at the Art Students League. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1996 at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture in San Juan, and she has since taken part in over 25 group shows, including A Way of Thinking, curated by Julie Sass in Denmark in 2002. In 2006, her work was chosen as a finalist from among the 941 works submitted to the International Painting Competition in Castellón, Spain. Recently, painting has been the point of departure for works—often installations, assemblages, and mixed-media constructions—that reveal contradiction and simultaneity. She uses materials that serve as veils blurring the pictorial elements and making them translucent, thus forcing viewers to search more intensely for the components and languages that make up her pieces and to consider how perception, language, and thought processes take place. She now lives in New York.

Artist Statement

My works allude to the effusiveness of the mental-physical balance in our dialogue with the real; denote a similarity that is not final. Through changes of perspectives, movement and color I establish relations between the act of perceiving and the simultaneous act of evaluating and giving meaning to that experience. I use varied materials maintaining the integrity of each part within the whole.  The informality and impermanence of the creations, therefore, propose a game to the observer: think what you perceive or perceive what you think?

Ivelisse Jiménez

Formation

Education

1999

  • Master’s degree of Visual Arts. New York University, New York, United States 

1993

  • Bachelor's degree of Humanities. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2012

  • Detour, New World Museum, Houston, Texas, United States
  • Recent Works, 21 street projects, New York, United States

2010

  • Blind enough to see, DLFA Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States 
  • Description Without Place, Yellowstone Museum, Montana, United States

2008

  • Nuevas Propuestas,  La Nave, Valencia, Spain
  • Re(place), Larm Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark & MC Gallery, New York, United States
  • El Lenguaje de los Pájaros,  Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • The No Place, Yes, Exit Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, United States 
  • Fuera de Lugar SOLO SPACES, Circa 2008, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Recent Work, Karpio Fachinni Gallery, Miami, Florida,United States

2004

  • 2, The Box Gallery & Artissima Turin, Italy
  • Project Room, Arco 04, Madrid, Spain

2003

  • PI, E & I, Galería, Punto Gris, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Group Shows

2013

  • Orbita, Galería Francisco Oller, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2012

  • THE WAY IN,  Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Hi Density politics, Art OMI Genth, New York, United States 
  • Interconexiones, Lecturas curatoriales de la colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009

  • X BIENAL de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador

2008 

  • En sus Marcas,  Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Make, Shift, Home Spaces, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States 
  • El lugar en lugar del lugar, Spanik Attack, Bronx, New York, United States
  • Sudaca, Heaven Gallery Bronx, New York, United States
  • Expanded Painting, Space Other Gallery Boston, Massachusetts, United States

2007

  • Derivados de la Pintura, Galería Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain
  • Expanded Painting,  Art Basel, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococó colonial al arte global, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Diversidades Formales - la Coleccion (7), Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
  • Circa, Punto Gris, Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico,  San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Suggestion, Belief, and Emptiness, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, United States 

2005

  • Prague Biennale 05, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Art Brussels 05, Brussels, Germany
  • MACO 05, Mexico City, Mexico 
  • None of the Above, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico ; Real Art Ways Hartford,  Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

2004

  • Miami Art Basel, Karpio Fachinni Gallery Miami, Florida, United States
  • 8 woman painters, Karpio Fachinni Gallery Miami, Florida, United States
  • Island Nations, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

2002

  • Prescient Then and Now, Dorsky Gallery, New  York, United States
  • A Way of Thinking, Susanne Hojriis Gallery Copenhagen, Denmark 

2000

  • Painting Function: Making it Real, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2013

  • First prize. Arte Laguna, Venecia Biennale, Venecia, Italy 

2012

  • Artist in residence. Omi International Art Residence, New York, United States

2009

  • Painting and Sculpture Grant. The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, United States

2002

  • Public Art Project, Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Bibliography

Newspapers

Quesada, Fernando. ABC (Madrid, España), febrero 2004.


Fernandez, Cristina. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), febrero 2004. 


Rubinstein, Rápale. Art in America (Estados Unidos), 2003. 


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Stillman,  Nick. The Queens Scene (Estados Unidos), 2001.


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Art New England (Estados Unidos), julio 2000. 


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