Clotilde Jiménez (b. 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii; lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico) blends line and collage driven by a focus on materiality as shown through his reuse of everyday materials such as wallpaper, clothing, magazine clippings and Mexican craft paper.
Jiménez sources in antique, modern, and contemporary art references to explore the limitations placed on the body considering race, gender and sexuality. Whether through ceramic, sculpture, collage, or painting, a superimposition of materiality allows him to tell several stories at the same time and to render his own lived experiences through an expansive archive. His grapheme deployment of line and form compile as linear simplifications of public and private life.
Jiménez received his MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has exhibited at The Mennello Museum of American Art (Orlando, Florida), Phillips Collection New York (New York, New York), the Slade School of Fine Art (London, United Kingdom), and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery (Seattle, Washington). His work is also featured in notable collections such as the Ford Foundation (New York, New York), Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, Florida), Hessel Museum of Art (Annandale-On-Hudson, New York), and the Beth Rudin DeWoody collection.