Artist Conversations with Carletta Carrington Wilson and Eileen Jimenez (Online)
Join us for a live conversation with artists Carletta Carrington Wilson and Eileen Jimenez as they share personal and relevant stories of migration, identity, and race, centered around their art featured in the group exhibition Breathe. The conversation will be moderated by BIMA Associate Curator, Amy Sawyer. Bring your questions, share your reflections, and erase some of the distance in listening.
Free, registration is required.
About Carletta Carrington Wilson
A visual and literary artist, Carletta Carrington Wilson’s works have been exhibited at CoCA, BIMA, Elisabeth C. Miller Horticultural Library, ArtXchange Gallery, Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound, North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, The Washington State Convention Center, Gallery 110, Northwest African American Museum, Columbia City Gallery, Seward Park Audubon Center, the Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition, Denver Public Library, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, King Street Station and Allen Library, University of Washington.
Her work can be found in the collections of the University of Washington Allen Library Book Art Collection, the University of Puget Sound Collins Memorial Library, Book Art and Rare Book Collection, Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Book Arts & Private Press Collection, the Judith A. Hoffberg Collection of Artists Books at UCLA. She is a member of the Onyx Fine Arts Collective and Puget Sound Book Artists.
About Eileen Jimenez
I was born in southern California, but my family is from Michoacán and Mexico City. I am an indigenous queer artist living in occupied Duwamish Territory (Seattle, WA). Even though I grew up in extreme poverty in Anaheim, California, art filled my house. My siblings and I spent the days re-creating the art we admired on TV or in the black and white copies of paintings my mom photocopied from the public library and taped around the house. As I navigated higher education my art saved me when I felt overwhelmed by the pressure of working full time and going to school full time. I always found myself gravitating towards art, making art for friends and family but always reminding myself that my art was not real art, because I did not have formal art training. Throughout the years I have realized that I do not need formal training for the art I create. My soul speaks through my art. In my art you will see the aesthetics of my Mexican and Otomi stories. In my art, you see the visual representation of my soul, and the colors, the culture, the visions and the dreams that live there. My business name, Maese: Art by Eileen Jimenez, is in honor of my mother, Maria Cruz Jimenez, the true maese (teacher/renaissance person) of my life.