Ana Maria Hernando
: Born 1959
, Buenos Aries, Argentina
: Lives in Boulder, CO
Ana Maria Hernando makes paintings, drawings and prints with a layering of natural and formal elements. Designs taken from the mantillas and mantones worn for church and the festivities of her Spanish background are blended with images of plants and insects. Hernando says these are “reminders of the playfulness of sensuality and spirituality, the fullness and the sparseness, the rules and the inspirations.”
Hernando’s most recent prints are Night Flower I and Night Flower II. In these prints Hernando has created rich and expressionistic backgrounds using deep metallic inks and rich blacks juxtaposed with vivid florescent colored flowers.
Ana Maria Hernando has shown her work in Argentina and the United States. In 2011 she had a one person exhibition at the Kemper at the Crossroads, Kansas City, MO.
In 2005, she was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, in Colorado. In 2009 she created an installation made from colorful Peruvian hand-crocheted petticoats for the Projects Gallery at MCA Denver. She participated in the Denver Biennial 2010 with two installations within the “Liberadores/Liberators” exhibition at the Museo de las Americas, Denver.
Her work is in private and corporate collections, including The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth; MN, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA; Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, MO; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and the Fundacion Banco Patricios, in Buenos Aires.
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More information can be found at Ana Maria's website, www.anamariahernando.com.