Clotilde Jiménez (b. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1990) is a visual artist based in London. He earned his MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, and his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Jiménez has been awarded the Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Program by MOCA Cleveland (2015), and was the studio visit recipient of Curator Naomi Beckwith of the MCA Chicago. Additionally, he has been the Artist-in-Residence at Fljóstunga, Reykholt, Iceland (2015), and the Slade's London Intensive (2015). His work has been featured in VICE's The Creators Project and New American Paintings issue #125, in which he was selected as a noteworthy artist.
His work celebrates marginalized peoples while simultaneously exploring the boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality as seen through his lens – a lens being both a black and hispanic American male. The work of Jiménez poetically transcribes and reconstructs the societal idée fixe of the black body in popular culture. Although the experience behind Jiménez's work is subjective, there exists a level of symbolism that is universal, that ultimately explores the boundaries of what is means to just be.
His work is featured in noted collections including; The Ford Foundation, Orlando Museum of Art, and University Hospitals Cleveland