Jimmy James Canales is a San Antonio-based artist working in sculpture and expanded media. Canales received his BFA from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, and his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His work has been shown throughout the state of Texas as well as nationally, including Seattle, WA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and Las Cruces, NM. Canales is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award for Artists (2015), the Tanne Foundation Award (2016) and the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant (2015). 2019 he participated The Contemporary at Blue Star Berlin Residency Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE. In addition, he works as a Lecturer in Studio Art at Texas State University in San Marcos.