Correa was born in Brasil and studied art at the Armando
Alvares Penteado Art Institute in Sao Paulo. It was
there that she found her passion for printmaking, specifically
in etching. She was amazed at the possibilities of working
with metal, by taking a simple sheet of zinc or copper
and transforming it into an infinite manifestation of
lines, shapes, textures and tones.
In 1988 she received her Bachelor in Fine Arts
degree, and continued to develop her etching techniques
doing workshops at MAC, (Contemporary Art Museum)
with artist and scholar Evandro Carlos Jardim
of the University of Sao Paulo.
1990 Jimena left Brazil to visit the U.S. and was soon
living in California after a short time in New York
and Florida. In San Francisco she resumed her education
by taking classes at San Francisco City College for
English, which lead to taking more classes there in
From 1991 to 1994 she studied and refined her style
of printmaking, and in January of 1995 she took the
first step into the professional art world by joining
the Graphic Arts Workshop, a renowned printmaking cooperative
in San Francisco. The G.A.W. allowed her the facilities
and creative space to build her body of work and begin
showing in the San Francisco Bay Area art scene.
From 1999 to May 2002 she exhibited with a talented
outdoor artist group called the Red Umbrellas. Unconventional
from the traditional gallery representation, the R.U.
allowed her to meet and sell directly to art lovers
In June of 2002 she moved again, this time to
St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. In February
of 2003 she opened her own studio / gallery, Correa
Studios in downtown Christiansted on St. Croix.