Jimmy Castillo

Jimmy Castillo is an artist and arts administrator in Houston, Texas. Jimmy is a generational Northsider, and
graduate of the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. He received his BFA in studio art from
the University of Houston in 2000, and recently an MFA in studio art in 2019. His work has been exhibited nationally
and is represented in the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Harry Ransom Center
at the University of Texas in Austin. He has contributed to collaborative projects and exhibitions around
Houston, working with MECA, Voices Breaking Boundaries, Project Row Houses, Lawndale Art Center, DiverseWorks,
and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Jimmy's practice is interdisciplinary, and his current
projects include a photographic series about the changes and memories of Northside, the Houston Neighborhood
where he was born, and where he still lives with his family. As an administrator, he has worked organizing
exhibitions and programs as the Assistant Director at Lawndale Art Center; as well as managing the City of
Houston's Art Collection and major public art projects for the City of Houston at Houston Arts Alliance, where
he is currently the Director of Civic Art + Design.