Ivelisse Jiménez lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico and New
York. She received her MFA from New York University in 1999 and B.A. in
Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus..
Selected exhibitions include: SFiles, Museo del Barrio NYC, Museo de
Arte Contemporáneo SJ, PR, Project Rooms at Arco Madrid, Spain, Praga
Bienalle, X Cuenca Bienalle, also Italy, Brussels, Germany, Costa Rica,
Mexico and Cuba.
Recent solo exhibitions at Museo
Art Fairs include Miami Basel, Artissima, Turin, Art Brussels, Bruselas, Art Chicago, Scope NYC, Pulse NYC/ Miami, Maco Mexico among others.
Is part of collections in PR, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy , USA.
Some awards include a public art commission for the government of Puerto Rico, at Barranquitas PR public library, The Joan Mitchell Award for painters and sculptors, Art Omi international residency.
Selected publications: Bomb margazine, Art in America, 80 grados, Art Premium, Artes, Art Nexxus. Currently works at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico as Head of Painting Department and as adjunct faculty at University of Puerto Rico.
Developing from abstract concepts, Ivelisse Jiménez creates works were simultaneity, contraction and uncertainty are inherent characteristics. Her constructions are made from diverse as well as ephemeral materials that are adapted and utilize the installation space.