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Vera Ximenes



Vera Ximenes was born in Fortaleza, Brazil, and decided to become an artist in elementary school.


She taught herself to paint and draw and, later, studied at the School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Fine Arts in Lima, Peru, Sacramento City College and California State University Sacramento.


She has shown her work in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Marin County, Brazil, Venezuela, Davis and Sacramento.


In 2001 she got a Grant to create a whole room site-specific installation “New Works Award,” from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission


In February 2011, one of her larger work from the “Portal” series was exhibited at The New Century Artists Gallery in Chelsea N.Y. in a national competition juried by Lisa Phillips, Director of The New Museum in New York City.


In 2012, she was a resident at the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, Calif., in Humboldt County. In the same year, Vera was selected as a featured artist in the Crocker-Kingsley competition, sponsored by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.


In February 2013, a piece from Lines and Layers was chosen by Cora Rosevear, associate curator at MOMA New York, for the exhibition “Bound” and was featured in the catalogue. May 2013, one of her pieces was shown in the Crocker Art Museum Art Auction Competition and Exhibition in Sacramento, California.


She was chosen as a recipient for the 2013 artist in residence program at Joshua Tree Highlands Residency, in Joshua Tree, California.


Vera lives and works in Sacramento and San Francisco, California.