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Department ofArt and Art History

Pancho Jimènez

Pancho Jiménez
Senior Lecturer
Educational Background

M.F.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., Santa Clara University


My work draws on the densely carved textures of the organic and geometric designs and hieroglyphs found in ancient works of art.  I am intrigued by the mystery of meaning that I find in ancient art, much of it in ruins, found in Mexico or other places in the world.  In my art I attempt to capture that mystery, that “eternal presence” of ancient art forms, which elicit particular emotions in me that may be universal and timeless.  Utilizing contemporary imagery mined from commercial ceramic molds, used most commonly in the decorative arts, I recontextuialize this imagery to suggest a vocabulary that is both familiar and mysterious.  Melding into one another these images suggest a dreamlike state where in images, like ideas, experiences and emotions come in and out of focus.


ARTS 33 Three Dimensional Design
ARTS 63 Basic Ceramic Sculpture
ARTS 163 Intermediate Ceramics
ARTS 196 Capstone Senior Exhibit

Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae