Cisco Jiménez Mexican, b. 1969
Cisco Jiménez attended the Instituto Regional de Bellas Artes and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana before moving on to study with Bruce Dorfman and Jose Manuel Springer. He was also one of the first Artpace International Artist-in-Residence in the winter of 1995.
Jiménez’s oeuvre consists of various mediums that expose the concerns of Mexico’s social and political environment. The vibrant colors, rich detail and often the use of text, create a satiric voice that demands attention. “I consider myself a kind of postmodern Posada. I think that a good artist and a smart artist should consider the good things that he can do or he can express. Talent is only half of it. There is another part, a dark side, an awareness of anxieties and obsessions.” – Cisco Jiménez
Cisco Jiménez has exhibited widely at the Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca, Mexico; The Modern Art Museum of Mexico City, Mexico; and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Guayaquil, Ecuador. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Isabel and Agustin Coppel Collection, Mexico; the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA; and the USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, among others.
More Than Words: Text-Based Artworks IISan Antonio March 25 - May 23, 2020Ruiz-Healy Art presents More Than Words: Text-Based Artworks II featuring works by Richard Armendariz, Nate Cassie, Andrés Ferrandis, Cisco Jímenez, Katie Pell, Ethel Shipton, and Gary Sweeney, on view online and by appointment through May 23, 2020.
Cisco Jiménez: Sounds from the Archeological Time MachineSan Antonio May 23 - June 30, 2018In Sounds from the Archeological Time Machine, Cisco Jiménez presents a new body of mixed-media works that are filled with drawings referencing ancient Mesoamerican artifacts and items of urban culture such as boom boxes and record players.
Dreamers and RealistsSan Antonio June 23 - September 3, 2016Curated by Jesse Amado Amado states: “I set out to assemble a group of artists who address reality as a dreamer. The title should read as artists who are both...
Why is the Sky Blue?San Antonio November 18, 2015 - February 13, 2016Ruiz-Healy Art presents Why is the Sky Blue? A group exhibition with Jesse Amado, Laura Anderson Barbata, Cecilia Biagini, Nate Cassie, Aníbal Delgado, Hersúa, Cisco Jimenez, Magali Lara, Chuck Ramirez, Guillermo Santamarina, Hills Snyder, and Pilar Villela. Including works that date back to the 1970's, this exhibition uses abstract works to focus on issues over looked in the modern tradition of abstract art.