about

Carmen Jimenez is a sustainable object maker. Her work is for all who live on this earth.  She rescues materials that are being disposed of and hand crafts new wares for her neighbors. Carmen hopes these oddments will be loved by the modern human user, and the future generations of life to inherit them. Growing up on a barrier island in New Jersey, Carmen sees how drastically the landscape changes and chooses to welcome the not-so-distant future when the hermit crabs and dogfish inherit her things.
Clay is Carmen’s first love, and she remains conscious of the permanence of fired ceramic. Local clay is utilized between layers of melted LDPE plastic, slumped glass bottles, and newspaper pulp. Scrappy but intentional, her work asks the user to deeply reconsider their consumption and their relationship with the planet.
Please touch, use, and love these objects.

curriculum vitae


Exhibitions and Events

2022

Something Long, Preposterous, and Somewhat Cumbersome, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore MD

2021

Halloween Indoor Market, Philadelphia PA

Medusa’s Market, Philadelphia PA

Phoenix Festival, Camden NJ

2020

Artist Talk at Cumberland University, Cumberland TN

Art Night 2020, Echo Lake, Fayette ME 

2019

Earth Echoes, Gateway Gallery, Baltimore MD

Sign Language: Breaking Down Behavior, Brown Center, Baltimore MD

Brigantine Art Walk, The Sea Wall, BBrigantine NJ

2018

MICA Juried Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore MD

Fiber Art Exhibition Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore MD

Brigantine Art Walk, The Sea Wall, Brigantine NJ


Publications

2020

Noyes Museum of Art, Recycled Plastic Charms Art Project, Hammonton NJ

Noyes Museum of Art, Macramé Wall Art Project, Hammonton NJ

Stockton University, Recycled Plastic Charms Art Project, Atlantic City NJ

Stockton University, Macramé Wall Art Project, Atlantic City NJ