Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Chicago, Illinois

About Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Salvador Jiménez-Flores stands with his arms crossed, wearing orange frame glasses, black denim shirt and bolo tie. A Latino man with medium skin tone, he has short dark hair and beard flecked with gray.

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. He explores the politics of identity and the state of double consciousness. Jiménez-Flores addresses issues of colonization, migration, “the other,” and futurism by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. Jiménez-Flores has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Museum of Art and Design, amongst others. He served as Artist-In-Residence for the city of Boston, Harvard Ceramics Program, the Office of the Arts at Harvard University, and Kohler Arts Industry. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The New England Foundation for the Arts, and Threewalls’ RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellowship. He is a 2021 United States Artist Fellow. Jiménez-Flores is an Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Program Participation

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2017

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2024

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I combine my skills in design, craft, fine art, and new technologies with the goal of capturing poignant and compelling visual representations of the complexities of Latinx people in the United States. I welcome chaos and contradictions in my work, mending these visual and cultural references by producing humorous, political, and witty sculptures with a magical realism twist.”