2021 EXPOSED ARTIST DIRECTORY
2018, m/m on wood panel, 20 x 16 in
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The work of Alette Simmons-Jiménez addresses issues concerning landscape, climate change, cultural identity, and place. She received a BFA from Newcomb College in New Orleans, began her studio practice in the Dominican Republic and is now based in Miami. Selected solo exhibits have been presented at the MOMA Santo Domingo, Palm Beach ICA Media Room, Inter-American Development Bank Washington D.C., Oolite Arts Miami Beach, and the Frances Wolfson Gallery at Miami-Dade College. The artist is currently preparing a solo exhibition for the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida, opening January 29, 2022. She has participated in several group shows such as the Chelsea Museum New York, The Mobile Museum of Art, the US Dept. of State Art in Embassies Program (Riyadh & Tegucigalpa), Casa de la Cultura-Valencia (Spain), Musée du Luxembourg, Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Appleton Museum, the Lowe Museum, MOCA N. Miami, the Frost Museum at FIU, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, and the Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale.
Simmons-Jiménez is a recipient of a Knight Arts Grant, a Florida Fellowship Grant, a Florida Artists Enhancement Grant, a Miami-Dade Tourism Development Grant, a Miami-Dade Community Grant. She was the first woman ever to exhibit video installation in the Dominican Republic and in 1992 she received 1st Prize in Video at the XVIII Biennial held there. In 2017, she was awarded an artist residency at the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca, and in 2018 at Résidence D'Artiste Ifitry, in Essaouira, Morocco.