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Fiber artist and weaver Consuelo Jimenez Underwood is the daughter of migrant agricultural workers, a Chicana mother and a father of Huichol descent. She received her BA and MA from San Diego State University and her MFA from San Jose State University, where she became a tenured professor. Her work is, among many other places, in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Oakland Museum of Art. In our conversation, we discuss Consuelo's dreams of becoming an artist as a child working in the fields, why she insisted on making a space for weaving as art in academia, her series of works commemorating the people who lose their lives crossing the highways near the border between Mexico and California, and so much more.


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Run Jane Run; 2005, 10' x 6', Woven cotton, linen, fabric, barbed wire, and CAUTION tape

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Weaving

TRITON MUSEUM OF ART, 2010Wall Installation, fiber, 17' x 24' x 5"

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood Weaving

Run Jane Run; 2005, 10' x 6', Woven cotton, linen, fabric, barbed wire, and CAUTION tape

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood weaving

C Jane Run; 2005; 10' x 17'; Silkscreened and pinned fabric

Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Heros, Burial Shroud Series: John Chapman, 1845 (closeup; 72" x 27"; Linen, Silk, Rayon; Oakland Museum of California, Permanent Collection

 Consuelo Jimenez Underwood weaving

HOME OF THE BRAVE  


Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

HOME OF THE BRAVE
Inside the Rain Rebozo; 2017; 50" x 20"; Woven wire, linen and wool thread; 


 Consuelo Jimenez Underwood weaving



 
February 07, 2019 —

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