Arrowmont is a special community full of creative people – a family who know that coming together and making art is important. We talk a lot about the Arrowmont Experience – connecting through craft and community. That connection exists beyond physical proximity. It is in shared memories and new ideas. It lives in the friendships we make with each other. It grows when we learn and support one another.
Whether on campus or off, we are connected as members of the Arrowmont family. Over the next few weeks, we are going to share stories from our community of instructors, residents, and students in a new series, Arrowmont Connections.
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 Midwest 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, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Museum of Art and Design amongst others. He was the 2015-2017 Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University, and is currently assistant professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In his work, he explores the themes of colonization, migration, “the other,” stereotypes and futurism. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors and the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Salvador recently announced his selection as one of nine 2020-2021 RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellows – a program of Threewalls, a Black-led non-profit organization providing support and visibility for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American) contemporary visual artists in Chicago.
Through this fellowship, Salvador will spend a year researching, developing and testing an idea that addresses a racial justice issue pertinent to his neighborhood community.
The fellowship takes place sequentially over two years, with fellows developing their projects in RaD Lab this first year and Outside the Walls beginning in 2021.
Next week, Salvador will be one of the participants in Arrowmont’s first Instructor Roundtable, a new conversation series bringing together instructors who work in diverse media but share common themes in their art.
- Tanya Crane, jeweler, object maker and educator in Boston
- Leslie Pearson, multimedia artist in Fayetteville, NC
- Heinrich Toh, printmaker and educator in Kansas City
Click here to register as an attendee for the July Roundtable, or visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dJA1kajvRm-N0VjZ8GsDFQ.
Salvador Jiménez-Flores’ website: https://www.salvadorjimenezflores.com/
See more of Salvador’s links, social media handles, and videos on his Arrowmont Connections profile at https://www.arrowmont.org/instructor/salvador-jimenez-flores-connections/