Join textile artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood for a personal talk about her art and life. Immediately after, we will join the artist in the gallery to continue the conversation in the presence of her work.
About the artist:
Fiber artist and weaver, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally for more than twenty-five years. Her work is part of the permanent collections of museums such as the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Museum of Art & Design in New York, the National Hispanic Center for the Arts, New Mexico, the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California. Consuelo received her BA and her MA from San Diego State University in 1981. She began teaching fiber art at San Jose State University in 1987, where she received her MFA. Now retired, she taught for more than twenty years, developing a vibrant fiber program, inspiring young artists to take up the thread.
Consuelo was born in Sacramento, California, the daughter of migrant agricultural workers, a Chicano mother and a father of Huichol Indian descent. Crossing borders and negotiating between three perspectives has always been fundamental to her identity and the basis of her creative process. “My work reflects the quiet rage that has permeated the Americas for more than five hundred years.”
This talk is presented as part of the exhibition Woven: Connections and Meanings on view until April 19, 2020 in the Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery.
Image: Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Home of the Brave (Tierra de valientes), 2013, mixed media, 72” x 99”, courtesy of the artist.
Artist Talk with Textile Artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood
Wednesday, February 12
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm