Vera Ximenes



Vera Ximenes was born in 1953 in Fortaleza, Brazil.


She 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, and the Bay Area, Chicago, Atlanta, Marin County, Brazil, Venezuela, Davis and Sacramento, among others.


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


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


In 2012, Vera was a resident at the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, Calif., in Humboldt County.


In 2013, she participated in the Joshua Tree Highlands Residency.

In 2014, she was granted a residency at The Lucid Art Foundation in Point Reyes.


In the same year, Vera was 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.


Vera lives and works in Sea Ranch, California.