Ana María Hernando, from Argentina and based in Colorado, is a multidisciplinary artist. She is interested in making the invisible visible, and devotedly explores the sacred feminine through women's rich histories, their daily lives and relationship to hand-worked textiles and wares. In her installations, Ana María uses textiles in abundance, and includes the work of women from around Latin America and beyond, from embroideries of cloistered nuns in Buenos Aires, to mountains of tulle, to the weavings and wares of Peruvian women from the mountains.
Ana María has a BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, and a BS in Education from the Profesorado Eccleston in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also studied at the Museum School in Boston, and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes P. Pueyrredón. Ana María was the 2020 Prix Henry Clews in Sculpture awardee chosen by La Napoule Art Foundation. She spent 2020 in-residency and having a major solo show at the Foundation’s Château and gardens by the Mediterranean in France. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Denver Botanic Gardens (Fervor, Fall 2021), the CU Art Museum with a published catalogue, BMoCA at the Present Box, Seidel City (Boulder, CO), Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO), and Building Bridges (Los Angeles, CA). Undomesticated, a documentary about her work by Amie Knox from A bar K Productions premiered in May of 2018. In the Summer of 2019, Ana María constructed a temporary billboard installation out of tulle for Downtown Denver, CO. Other solo shows include the MCA Denver, the Tweed Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, BMoCA in Boulder, CO, the International Center of Bethlehem in the West Bank, the Oklahoma and the Marfa Contemporary. Ana María has collaborated through the years with master printmaker Bud Shark of Shark’s Ink in Lyons, Colorado, who published the last pair of lithographs in 2021. She is the S*Park Resource Artist at Redline till the end of 2023.
She has been nominated by Nora Burnett Abrams for consideration of inclusion in the 2024 Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, through the Colorado Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and is the recipient of the First Prize for the Biennial of the Americas 2021 Covid-19 Memorial. She also received a 2022 Nomination for the Anonymous Was a Woman Award and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. In 2022, a collection of Hernando’s diverse works was shown at Robischon Gallery and the Sun Valley Museum of Art in Ketchum, Idaho. In 2023 Ana María, as the recipient of the Boedecker Path to Excellence Grant, will present a community collaborative performance at the Dairy Art Center in Boulder, CO. You can find more of her work on this website and her Instagram (@AnaMariaHernandoArt).