"My artwork is about identity, transformation, and empowerment."
Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo is a visual artist, poet, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She has exhibited her artwork in over fifty exhibitions in galleries and museums across the United States. Her poetry is published, and forthcoming, in various literary journals and anthologies. She graduated from San José State University in 2010 with a BFA in Art and a BA in French. Her visual and poetic work is influenced by her indigenous Mesoamerican ancestry, Mexika (Aztec) artwork and philosophy, Mexican culture, Chicano history, and her experiences as a woman in the United States.
Elizabeth currently lives and works in Santa Clara/San José, CA, where she teaches art workshops for events, public schools, and non-profits, including summer camp sculpture workshops at The School of Arts and Culture at MHP. She also offers poetry workshops and presentations online. As of November 2020, Elizabeth serves on the board of Poetry Center San José. Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo is a 2021 Creative Ambassador of the San José Office of Cultural Affairs. Her next solo exhibition is scheduled for November 2023 at Centro de Artes in San Antonio, Texas.
Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo's visual artwork is divided into the series: Euphoric Dance of the Unconquered Mind (Mexika (Aztec) dancers in oil paintings on canvas), Transformación (mixed-media paintings on wood); Footless Dancers (poem-based mixed-media paintings on canvas); and alebrijes/animal sculptures. Explore them in the galleries below:
Mi obra artística trata temas de identidad, transformación, y fortalecimiento. La mayoria de los conceptos e imagenes fueron inspirados por las culturas indigenas de Anahuak y los libros antiguos conocidos como "codices," la cultura Mexicana, y la historia de Mexicanos en los Estados Unidos Americanos.
Los imagenes arriba enlazan a series distintas de mi obra artística.
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All artwork shown and sold on www.ejmontelongo.com was created by myself, Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo. According to current copyright law, I retain all copyrights for 70 years beyond my lifetime. It is prohibited to exhibit, publish, license, reproduce or create derivative versions of my artwork without my written permission. Images of the artwork may be shared when attributed to me as follows "Art by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo" or "[Name of Artwork] by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo". Artwork purchases are for exhibition in personal areas, such as home or office, and other manner of personal enjoyment. Resale is permitted according to California Civil Code § 986 which mandates a percent of resale royalties to the artist.
Last updated: March 22, 2021