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Salvador Jiménez Flores - The Artist's Studio

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Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Salvador Jiménez Flores - The Artist's Studio

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Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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We welcome Salvador Jiménez-Flores back to Harvard Ceramics to speak about his work and current projects. In his interdisciplinary work, Salvador explores the themes of colonization, migration, "the other," stereotypes and futurism. Salvador is currently an artist and assistant professor in Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to that, he was an Artist in Residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program from 2015-17. Salvador will present his work through images and/or a brief demo and host Fabio J. Fernández will guide the discussion through a range of topics including access, mentorship, and community.


Learn about all eight artist events in The Artist’s Studio series.

Registration and general info:

This event will be held live on Zoom and attendees will be able to ask questions, time permitting. Each event will be recorded, and registered participants will have access to the recording for 30 days.

There are two ways to register for events in The Artist’s Studio series: You can register for individual artist events or subscribe to the entire series at a discount with the Series Pass. The Series Pass includes exclusive access to a Google Classroom with all eight event recordings, handouts and resource materials, good through June 8th.

Individual Artist Event Fees: $50 general admission. Free to Harvard Undergraduate Students

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Limited scholarships are available. To be considered for a scholarship, fill out an application form. Questions? Contact Director Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu.


Artist Biography

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. His work spans from community-based work, drawing, ceramics, prints, and mixed media sculpture.

Jimenez-Flores is a member of The Color Network, an organization that promotes the advancement of people of color in the ceramic arts and assists artists develop, network, and create dialogue while maintaining a place for a database, resources, and mentorship. He is also a member of the Instituto Gráfico de Chicago, an organization inspired by the socio-political art of Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular (The People’s Print Workshop) and uses art as a platform to inform and generate community discourse about urgent social issues.

Jiménez-Flores 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 served as Artist-In-Residence for the city of Boston, Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University, and Kohler Arts Industry. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants and The New England Foundation for the Arts, and Threewalls’ RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellowship Grant. He is an Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Salvador Jiménez-Flores es un artista interdisciplinario nacido y criado en Jalisco, México. Explora la política de la identidad y el estado de doble conciencia. Jiménez-Flores aborda temas de colonización, migración, “el otro” y futurismo al producir una mezcla de instalación con conciencia social, público y arte basado en el estudio. Su trabajo abarca desde el trabajo comunitario, dibujo, cerámica, grabado y escultura de medios mixtos.

Jiménez-Flores es miembro de The Color Network, una organización que promueve el avance de las personas de color en cerámica y ayuda a los artistas a desarrollar, establecer contactos y crear diálogos, mientras mantiene un lugar para una base de datos, recursos y tutoría. También es miembro del  Instituto Gráfico de Chicago, una organización inspirada en el arte sociopolítico del Taller de Gráfica Popular de México y utiliza el arte como plataforma para informar y generar un discurso comunitario sobre temas sociales urgentes.

Jiménez-Flores ha presentado su trabajo en el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano, el Museo de Arte de Grand Rapids, el Instituto Urbano de Arte Contemporáneo, el Centro Bemis de Arte Contemporáneo y el Museo de Arte y Diseño, entre otros. Se desempeñó como Artista en Residencia para la ciudad de Boston, el Programa de Cerámica de Harvard, la Oficina de Artes de la Universidad de Harvard y la Industria de las Artes de Kohler. Jiménez-Flores recibió las becas para pintores y escultores de la Fundación Joan Mitchell y la Fundación para las artes de Nueva Inglaterra, y la beca RaD Lab + Outside the Walls de Threewalls. Es profesor asistente de cerámica en la Escuela del Instituto de Arte de Chicago.

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