Born in Barcelona, Spain, Eva Jiménez grew up between the city and rural Vallès Oriental. She studied Spanish Literature in university and worked as a colorist in the animation industry before moving to New York City, where she supported an independent education in the visual arts by working in theaters, restaurants, and teaching art. She went on to complete an MFA in Painting at the New York Studio School, and from 2020-22 was an artist in residency with The Rosemarie Beck Foundation, painting in Beck’s studio in the Lower East Side while assisting in managing her artistic estate.
My artwork comes from inspirations in my surroundings and memories of visual and spatial experiences of my past. Sensations I felt, such as light, space, gravity, sounds, vibration, compel me to make art about their presence. Places I experienced continue to speak to me through time.