Ana María Hernando is a contemporary artist originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She makes paintings, sculptural installations, drawings, lithographic prints, and textile artwork with a layering of natural and formal elements. She is moved by the transparent actions she finds in the work of women, in the movement of the flowers, and in a loving hand. She takes the designs from the mantillas and mantones worn for church and the festivities of her Spanish and Latin background, and blends them with floral and organic images.
For her installation work, she is interested in the poetics of the collaborative nature
of women in different cultures, and in balancing her vision as an artist with the considerations of a space. In these pieces she includes the work of women from around Latin America, from the embroideries of cloistered nuns in Buenos Aires, to the weavings and wares of Peruvian women from the mountains.
She is also a poet and translator. Her work has been included in several poetry books, and often she performs in Spanish and English with poet Kenneth Robinson from Nashville, TN.
They are working on The Salka Poetry Project, with a book of poems and art scheduled to be published in 2015. As part of the Salka Poetry Project, they published the Salka Archipelago, a thirty limited edition hand-madebooks, with master printmaker Bud Shark.
She had a solo exhibition at BMoCA, in Boulder, CO, The Tweed Museum of Art, in Duluth, MN in 2005, and in an ancient cave at the International Center of Bethlehem in Palestine in 2008. In 2009 she created “La Montaña”, an installation made from colorful Peruvian hand-crocheted petticoats for her solo show at the MCA Denver.
In 2010 she had a solo show at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, and participated in the Denver Biennial of the Americas at the Museo de las Americas. In 2013 her work was at a solo show at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and she had a solo travelling exhibition at the Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City, and on to the Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas in 2014.
In 2015 she was the honored guest artist for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's spring fundraising dinner and was a featured demonstrating artist this October at the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with their exhibition, "In Bloom." In December of 2015, she was in a 3-D paper show among a carefully curated group of artists at the 15th Street Gallery in Boulder, Colorado.
Her work with Master Printmaker Bud Shark has been acquired by the University of Colorado Art Museum, along with prints by other artists who have worked at Shark's Ink in order to preserve its important legacy in Colorado.
Most recently, Ana was invited to exhibit in "Las Adas/ The fairy Godmothers," at Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO for the 2017 Biennial of the Americas. "Las Adas" will showcase the work of six outstanding Latina/Chicana Artists from Colorado.
She lives in Boulder.
In the following pages, you will find a gallery of images including Hernando's recent art exhibitions, paintings, works on paper, works on wood, sculptural installations, prints, textile art and poetry.