My name is Ivan Jimenez. Piece by Piece is very important to me because I am able to share what I know and give back to the community. I am enriched and inspired by the talent of the artists in every workshop. Piece by Piece helps me to appreciate the difference art can make in people's lives. I was born in Mexico City and moved to the United States at the age of 12. I became an artist to learn and to convey the idea that knowledge is a primary source of any creative movement. My work consists of two dimensional art, installations, and performance art. In 2008, I created a gallery space for other artists in my community to show fine art.