Amelia Jimenéz was a fine arts student at the University of Chile when the military took control of the government. She finished her studies and in 1977 came to Canada. She studied English and, while enrolled at the Ontario College of Art in 1980, served as artist in residence at La Chasse Gallery in Toronto. In 1982 she studied at the Studio Camnitzer in Italy and in 1984 was invited to Colombia, South America to work on the production of a homage to the poet Pablo Neruda. Amelia is an education officer with the Art Gallery of Ontario and works with young people to encourage their creative expression. Her visual art ranges from printmaking to photography and she currently incorporates photography and sculptural elements in her multi-media expressions. Since 1976, Amelia has exhibited her work at shows in Canada, South America and Germany.
Amelia volunteers as a committee member of A-Space, an experimental art gallery. She is also involved in mentoring newly arrived women from Chile, to coach and share information with other new Canadians.