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Biography Artist Statement Exhibition History
Jimena 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.

In 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 printmaking.

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 and collectors.

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.
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