Pancho Jiménez

Biography
Pancho Jiménez holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculptural Ceramics from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University. He has exhibited extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally at universities, private galleries and civic spaces. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA, the University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University. His work been featured in Ceramics Monthly and numerous other publications including, The Ceramic Design Book, Extruded Ceramics, 500 Ceramic Sculptures and 500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2. He has taught art courses at San Francisco State University, West Valley College, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Santa Clara University where he has been teaching since 1999. Most recently, Silicon Valley Creates named him a 2018 Silicon Valley Artist laureate.

Statement
Santa Clara-based artist Pancho Jiménez explores the elusiveness of dreams and memory joining together molded forms in unlikely combinations. Jiménez transforms kitsch elements into complex pieces with a rich and relevant focus. The juxtaposition of shapes in his sculptures may at first seem haphazard, but is intentionally crafted to mimic the elusiveness of memory, dreams and experiences as they advance and recede over time.

2019         
“Memories, Dreams, Experiences” CEART Rosarito, Rosarito, B.C., Mexico

2018         
“Recollections and Ruminations”, Ridley Art Gallery, Sierra College, Rocklin, Ca

2017          
“Stories/Thoughts/Meanings”, Olive Hyde Gallery, Freemont, CA
“New Work”, Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno, CA

2016          
“Excavations and Interpretations”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2013          
“New Ceramic Work”, ROSCO Gallery, Oakland, CA

2011          
“Head Games”, Maturango Museum, Ridge Crest, CA

2010          
“Outta My Head”, Fire House Gallery, Grants Pass, OR
“Ceramic Sculpture”, Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA

2009          
“Show of Heads”, University of California Merced, Merced, CA
 “Contemporary Ceramics”, Clay Mix Gallery, Fresno, CA

2008           
“On the Wall” Mountain View Center for the Arts, Mountain View, CA

2006           
“Ceramic Sculpture”, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA

2004           
“From the Ground Up”, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
“Convergence”, Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA
“Windows of Time”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018         
“Memory and Perception”, Marin MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Novato CA
“Fahrenheit 2018”, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona CA
“2018 Southern Miss Ceramic National”, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
“Visions in Clay, Juried Show, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
“AC Hotel”, AC Hotel, San Jose, CA

2017          
“We the People: Serving Notice” American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona CA
“Alt Left”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkley, CA
“Biographies”, Gear Box Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016          
“A Show of Heads”, Limner Gallery, Hudson NY
“Cup Show”, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento CA Figure Show
“Plates and Totems” Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA
“Go Figure”, Black Bean Gallery, San Jose, CA

2015          
“Socially Conscientious Abstraction” SmArt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Artik” San Jose, CA
“Plates and Totems” Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA

2014          
“Ink & Clay 39”, Juried Exhibition, Kellogg University Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
“Visions in Clay, Juried Show, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
“Snap, Crackle, Pop”, Art is Davis, Davis CA
“City of Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition”, Juried Show, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA

2013          
“Clay in the Bay, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
“Ink & Clay 39”, Juried Exhibition, Kellogg University Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, CA
“Visions in Clay, Juried Show, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

2012          
“Discovery Series”, four-person show, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
“Visions in Clay, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
“California Clay Competition”, Juried Exhibition, The Artery, Davis, CA (catalogue entry)
“Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2011          
“Creative Growth”, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
“City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition”, Juried Show, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA
“Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

2010          
“Conversations in Clay, a 2 person exhibition, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
“Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
“Cerámica de la Tierra”, American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Ponoma, CA
“Firing a Legacy, 35 years of SFSU Ceramic Art”, Pence Art Gallery, Davis, CA
“San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, Juried Exhibition, San Angelo Museum, San Angelo TX,
“All Fired Up”, Juried Exhibition, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA
“Experiences Teaches”, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
“City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition”, Juried Show, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA

2005          
“Connecting Forms,” Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), San Jose, CA
“Recent Works”, SCU Department of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2004           
“Depth of Field”, “Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA
“City of Los Altos 7th Public Sculpture Search”, Juried Exhibition, Los Altos, CA

2003           
“Ceramics USA”, Juried Exhibition, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton TX.
“2003 Indoor Sculpture Exhibition City of Santa Clara”, Juried Exhibition Santa Clara, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions (continued)

2002           
“Artistic Imaginings in Clay”, Juried Exhibition, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.
“21st Century Tiles”, Juried Exhibition, Catherine G Murphy Gallery, St. Paul Minnesota
“35th Annual Open International”, Juried Exhibition, San Bernardino County Museum

2001           
“52/30”, a 2 person exhibition, Coyote Gallery, Butte College, Chico, CA

2000           
“Ceramic International Juried Exhibition” Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville OH
“Viewpoint: Ceramics 2000”, Juried Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA
“California Clay Competition”, Juried Exhibition, The Artery, Davis, CA (catalogue entry) 

2000           
“Ink & Clay”, Juried Exhibition, Kellogg University Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, CA

1999           
“All Media National Juried Exhibition”, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
“View Point: Ceramics 99”, Juried Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA

1998           
“El Nino”, Juried Exhibition, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA 
“California Clay Competition”, Juried Exhibition, The Artery, Davis, CA (catalogue entry)
“Los Gatos Museum Association 48th annual Open Juried Show”, Los Gatos, CA 
“Silicon Planet”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“M.F.A. Exhibition”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
“California Clay Competition”, Juried Exhibition, The Artery, Davis, CA (catalogue entry)
“Ceramics in Northern California”, Juried Exhibition, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

  Collections

  Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

  Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

  Autry Museum of American West, Los Angles, CA

  University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

  Santa Clara University, Jesuit Community, Santa Clara, CA

   Kaiser Permanente, San Jose, CA

 Grants and Awards

2017           
“Excavations and Interpretations”, Triton Museum, top 10 best show in Northern California, Art Ltd. Magazine.

2015           
Juror’s Award from “Ink & Clay 40”

2014           
Merit Award, “City of Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition”, Juried Exhibition, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA   

2012           
Santa Clara University, Arts and Science Dean’s Grant, in support of creative work

2011           
Best of Show, “City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition”, Juried Exhibition, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA               

2009           
Cedric Busette Award, given to an individual in recognition for outstanding support and commitment to the Ethnic Studies Program at Santa Clara University.

2008           
Fellowship, Artist in Residence, Annie Glass, Watsonville, CA

2008          
Merit Award, “All Fired Up”, Juried Exhibition, City Hall, Santa Clara, CA

2006           
Finalist, Who’s on First, What’s on Second? Temporary Art in San Jose’s Downtown Transit Corridor

2003           
Merit Award, “2003 Indoor Sculpture Exhibition City of Santa Clara”, Juried Exhibition Santa Clara, CA

2000           
Honourable Mention “Viewpoint: Ceramics 2000”, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA

1998           
Honourable Mention, 3D, “Los Gatos Museum Association 48th Annual Open Juried Show”

1997           
Fellowship, Artist in Residence, Mission Clay Company, San Antonio, Texas
Jurors Award, “California Clay Competition”, The Artery, Davis, CA                                 

1996           
Ella T. Johnson Scholarship for Excellence in Ceramic Sculpture
San Francisco State University Stillwell Scholarship for Excellence in Visual Arts
San Francisco State University Graduate Equity Fellowship

1997
M.F.A.  San Francisco State University

1993
B.A., double major, Studio Art & History, Santa Clara University (Cum laude)

2017           
“Marks the Spot” Santa Clara Magazine, Santa Clara CA, Spring 2017 pg 20
“Alt Left: Local Treasures-art inspired by the Alt-Right”, Berkley Times, Berkeley CA, May 2017, Vol. 7 No.13 p.g 16

2016           
Judnick, Maria. “New Exhibition, New Art & Art History Building: A look at Pancho Jiménez New Work”. Santa Clara Weekly, Santa Clara, October 2016

2014           
Lark Books. 500 Figurers in Clay Vol. II. Asheville, NC: 2014, p250

2013        
World Wide Art Books. International Contemporary Masters Vol. 7 Santa Barbara, CA.: 2013, p206-207

2012         
“Centered”, book cover art, Contested Terrains: Women of Color and Popular Culture, by Alma A. Garcia. AltaMira Press, 2012.

2009        
Lark Books. 500 Ceramic Sculptures. Asheville, NC: 2009, p330

2007          
“Cascade”, book cover art, Ethnic Community Builders, Mexican Americans in Search for Justice and Power, Rowman & Littlefield   Publishers, Inc., 2007.

2003        
“Decaying Growth”, book cover art, Alma A. Garcia’s Narratives of Mexican American Women, Altamira Press, 2003

2002         
Pancioli, Diana, Extruded Ceramics.  Ashville, NC: Lark Books, 2000. p.163
Escalante-Cone, Shelly. “Ceramic Art.” Santa Maria Times,  February 14, 2002

1999        
Drumond, Rossana S. “Exhibicion de las esculturas del artista Pancho Jiménez.”  El Observador, July 21, 1999.
Gonzalez, José  “Francisco A. Jimenez y la interprelación del misterio” La Oferta , July 14, 1999

1998         
Lark Books. The Ceramic Design Book. Asheville, NC: 1998. pp.7, 109, 137

1997        
“Eighth Annual California Competition.” Ceramics Monthly October. 1997: 43-44

1992        
The Santa Clara Review Vol. 79 #2 Winter, 1992

                                   

Lectures

2017           
Berkley Art Center Berkley Ca

2016           
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2011          
Maturango Museum, Ridge Crest, CA

2010          
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Mohr Gallery, Mountain View, CA

2009          
University of California, Merced, Merced, CA 
Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

2008          
Arts Commission, City of Mountain View, Mountain View, CA        

2007          
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2005           
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), San Jose, CA

2004           
University of San Francisco Art Department

2001           
Harvard Club, San Francisco

2000           
Santa Clara University Art and Art History Department

1997           
Studio 24, Galeria de la Raza, Regeneration Project
San Francisco State University Art Department