The work of multidisciplinary Miami based artist, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, is rooted in a tradition that values vision as well as craft. Her work celebrates the physicality of the handmade while incorporating tangible spiritual components from our natural surroundings. On receiving a BFA from Newcomb College/Tulane (New Orleans) she relocated to the Dominican Republic and began a studio practice.
Notable institutions that have presented solo exhibits of her work are Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo), Palm Beach ICA Media Room, Inter-American Development Bank (D.C), Oolite Arts and the Frances Wolfson Gallery (Miami). Her work has been featured in group shows at the Chelsea Museum New York, the Mobile Museum of Art, the US Dept. of State Art in Embassies Program (Riyadh & Tegucigalpa), Casa de la Cultura-Valencia (Spain), Musée du Luxembourg (France), Boca Raton Museum of Art, Appleton Museum, Lowe Museum, MOCA N. Miami, Frost Museum, Gulf Coast Museum, and the Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale. She has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, New American Painting (1997 & 2001), The Miami Herald, Arte al Limite, and Ocean Drive Magazine (2008 & 2012).
The artist has received a Knight Arts Challenge Grant, a Florida Fellowship Grant, a Florida Artists Enhancement Grant, a Miami-Dade Tourism Development Grant, and a Miami-Dade Community Grant. In the Dominican Republic, Simmons-Jimenez was the first woman to exhibit work in video installation and was subsequently awarded a “1st Prize in Video” at the country’s XVIII Biennial. Her continued work in video can be seen in venues around the world.