Elisa Jimenez

Elisa Jimenez Biography

An interdisplinary artist, Elisa, 42, recently moved to back to the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico after 13 years of thriving in New York City. She built the foundation of her work around "The Hunger World," a psuedo-fictious world of marionettes brought to life and mythos through writing, drawing, painting, performance, installation, and fashion. However, fashion has been her predominant "accidental" career income and reputation.

Elisa's education began with being the child of two highly respected artists, sculptor Luis Jimenez, and long time head designer for Fitz & Floyd, Vicky C. Balcou. In 1983, she graduated from the Arts Magnet High School of Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas as the Nat Foundation for The Arts most promising artist. She received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with a minor in anthropology before receiving a Master of Fine Arts with a minor in classics from the University of Arizona.

Vogue discovered Elisa and has consistently acknowledged her as the forefront of the new avant-garde, as well as the top 10 American Designers in the independent realm. Additionally, she has appeared in the pages of "Harper's Bazaar," "Elle," "Dutch," "Black Book," "Paper Mag," "Jane" and "Trace." Her celebrity work includes Melissa Auf Der Mar, Cher's "Believe" album, Jennifer Connelly's character in "Requiem for A Dream," Marisa Tomei, Courtney Love, Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex in the City," Pink, Cameron Diaz, and famed art photographer, Cindy Sherman. She was invited to be in the Barabacan's exhibit and book, "Rapture: Art and Fashion since the 1970's," curated by Chris Townsend of London and was represented by Holly Solomon, influential art dealer, in the last seven years of her life.

Currently, Elisa is proudly continuing her life, fashion and art with her partner and daughter in her new home in New Mexico.

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