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Boulder Arts Comission Grant

May 18, 2017

Ana María Hernando received the professional development scholarship from the Boulder Arts Commission. She will use the funds to develop her work with the Ñusta, culminating in a new work to be presented this coming fall at the Biennial of the Americas. 


In May, as part of her research, Ana will be traveling to Peru to research the Ñusta (the feminine spirit of the mountain). There she will conduct interviews with shamans, mystics, and the Andean women of the mountains.

"We Have Flowers" Catalogue Published

March 01, 2017

This Catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Ana María Hernando: We Have Flowers, organized by Sandra Q. Firmin, director and chief curator, University of Colorado Art Museum, June 24th-October 22, 2016.

The exhibition catalogue, which extends the life of the exhibition and introduces Ana María’s work to broader audiences, was made possible through a significant grant from the Elizabeth Fire Stone Foundation. Numerous individuals not only helped to realize the catalog but have offered nourishment, guidance, and willing hands to Ana María as she produced an entirely new body of work made expressly for this exhibition. Elissa Auther wrote an insightful essay that situates Ana María’s oeuvre within feminist art historical contexts. 

The exhibition catologue, thoughtfully designed by Matt Rue at McGinty Co., visualizes connections between works created by Ana María over the past 20 years. The catalogue also includes an interview with Ana María Hernando and Sandra Q. Firmin.

Elizabeth Firestone Foundation Grant

June 15, 2016

Ana María Hernando received a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Foundation that will help fund her "We Have Flowers" Catalog.

Experiments in Public Art

October 18, 2016

"Knitting, a tango ballet" originally performed on October 6th at the CU Art Museum, directed and choreographed by Ana Maria Hernando, with dancers Deb Sclar and Brian Dunn, will be part of the City of Boulder Experiments in Public Art. 

Wait for the Bus with Us

October 18th

Stops along the Skip Bus Route (Northbound)
Church of Nazarene PnR, Broadway and 16th, Broadway and Canyon, Boulder Community Hospital, and Yarmouth

and October 19th

Stops along the Flatiron Flyer Bus Route ( Southbound)
Downtown Boulder Station, Broadway and Euclid, Broadway and Baseline, Table Mesa and 39th, US 36 Table Mesa 

Two Performance CU Art Museum

October 06, 2016

We Have Flowers
Two Performances
at the CU Art Museum
October 6th


As part of the We Have Flowers exhibition at the CU Art Museum,
Ana María is presenting two performances: 
A knitting ballet 
Performed by Deb Sclar and Brian Dunn
A bilingual poetry reading 
with poet Kenneth Robinson

"We Have Flowers" CU Art Museum

June 24, 2016

Ana María Hernando's solo show, "We Have Flowers, " curated by Sandra Q. Firmin, at the CUAM is open through October 22nd, 2016. Stop by if you haven't already or come in again!

This exhibition features new works in which Ana Maria Hernando contemplates the duality of the nocturnal life of flowers and their daytime existence. The exhibition expands upon Hernando’s repeated use of flower and circle imagery in her performances, poetry, drawings, collages, sculptures and large-scale installations. 

IMPRESIÓN: Modern and Contemporary Latino Prints

August 30, 2016

Ana María Hernando's prints, " Night Flower I," and "Night Flower II" were included in a group show IMPRESIÓN: Modern and Contemporary Latino Prints at the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries that ran from August 30th to October 9th 2016.

Group Show at BMoCA

September 29, 2016

"Evolving Visions of Land and Landscape"   is an upcoming group show, curated by Joan Markowitz, opening September 29th at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. It explores the diversity of artists' visions of the world as it unfolds around us.


Ana María Her will be showing a piece among a group of other Boulder artists in collaboration with HOVAB: a city-wide art show celebrating Boulder's long and rich relationship with the visual arts.

Opening September 29th


Group Show at CU's Macky Auditorium

November 18, 2016

Ana Maria Hernando will be in a group show this coming September at CU's Macky Auditorium. The group is comprised of artists who have collaborated with Master Printmaker, Bud Shark of Shark's Ink till November 18th. 


The show is presented by HOVAB: a city-wide art exhibition celebrating Boulder's rich history with the visual arts. 

Opening at Robischon Gallery

September 22, 2016

Opening at Robison presenting:

MayFlor Presagiada por el Agua
Flower Foretold by Water


September 22nd, from 6-8 in the evening to December 17th

Ana María Hernando and John Buck at Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street, Denver, Colorado 


Review of the show by Michael Paglia

" We Have Flowers" at the CU Art Museum

October 22, 2015

A CU Art Museum exhibition, curated by museum director Sandra Q. Firmin that extended from June 24 to October 22, 2016. "Ana Maria Hernando: We Have Flowers " featured a new body of work in which Ana Maria Hernando discussed the duality of the nocturnal life of flowers and their daytime existence. 


This exhibition is generously supported by CU-Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees, and CU Art Museum members.

Panel for "Crossing Borders" at the Dairy

May 26, 2016

Ana María spoke on a panel at the Dairy for the immigration art exhibit, "Crossing Borders." Her piece, "Pond," was on display. It was a great evening of engaging discussion and incredible to hear the lived experiences of other artists

The Sharkive

May 27, 2016

The Shark's Ink. archive is being acquired by the University of Colorado Art Museum including the pieces Ana María has created with Bud! Very excited for the Sharks and this historical moment. 

Featured in "Water Water Everywhere"

May 26, 2016

A few of Ana María's paintings were featured on curator Jennifer Heath's blog, "Water Water Everywhere," a space dedicated to our most precious resource.

New Prints with Master Printmaker Bud Shark

April 13, 2016

Ana had a lovely time working on two new prints at Shark's Ink.  She thanks everyone for the special week, Bud and Barbara Shark.


To learn more about these limited edition prints, contact Shark's Ink by email or by phone at (303) 823-9190.

New Studio in the Yucatán

April 27, 2016

In the past couple of years I have been building a new home in the Yucatán in Río Lagartos, Mexico. I have recently put the finishing touches on the house, just yards from the beach and with a new studio overlooking the landscape.

"Art on Paper," Pier 36, NYC

March 01, 2016

Ana María Hernando's work was featured in two booths at "Art on Paper" in New York, March 3-6, 2016. She was with K. Imperial Gallery (Booth 506) and Shark's Ink (Booth 606). 

Salka Star Poetry Projects Update

May 20, 2015

In collaboration with poet Kenneth Robinson, we have continued working on the Salka Poetry Project. As part of this evolving project, we created 30 accordion-folded, lithographed books including art and poetry inspired by the teachings of Don Américo Yábar. We are currently working to publish a collection of 60 bilingual poems.


Also Kenneth Robinson and Ana María Hernando have begun the release of a series of podcasts in preparation for the release of our collaborative effort -- a book of poetry in both Spanish and English. 


Group Show at the 15th Street Gallery in Boulder

November 11, 2015

Ana María was excited to be featured in a 3-D paper exhibition alongside a carefully curated group of artists this past December at the 15th Street Gallery in Boulder.  She wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

Demonstrating Artist at the Denver Art Musem Flower Studio

October 07, 2015

Over the first weekend in October, Ana María had the opportunity to participate in the demonstrating artists program at the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the current exhibit, "Flowers in the Age of Impressionism." She worked on some of her latest projects in the "flower studio" and met many wonderfully, curious people. 

Biennial of the Americas Performace and Poetry Reading

July 16, 2015

As part of the Biennial of the Americas, Ana María Hernando gave a performance and poetry reading on July 24th at the BMoCA Poetry and Performance Café in Denver.


The BMoCA café is a special pop-up cold brew, pour-over coffee, kombucha, and conversation bar designed specifically for the Biennial and will host a wide variety of performances including my own. 


The performance was held at the café located in the Biennial of the Americas Pavilion, 1554 Wewatta Street Denver, CO 80202

Featured Arist in Colorado Homes & Liestyles Magazine

June 24, 2015

Excited to announce that Ana María has been selected as a "local find" in the latest issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine! To read the full article, follow this link below or pick up the June/July issue at your local grocery store!

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver--Broads Banquet

May 28, 2015

Ana María Hernando was the featured artist for the 3rd annual Broads Banquet hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

This fabulous event was held Thursday, May 28th and the turnout was incredible! Proceeds from the event went to support the excellent programs and exhibits at the MCA Denver. 

Marking 20 Years: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Arts

May 19, 2015

"Marking 20 Years" is a book celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Ana María Hernando is featured in this book alongside the other artists who have contributed to its legacy. 

Vanguard Visionaries by Art Platform NYC

May 19, 2015

Ana María Hernando has recently been featured in "Vanguard Visionaries," a publication by Art Platform NYC. To learn more about this book.

Art Platform NY at Art Expo NYC Booth 519

May 01, 2015

Ana María's piece, "El Abrazo," was featured in the Art Platform NY booth at Art Expo NYC this past April.

Colorado Impact Fund

July 31, 2014

Several of Ana María Hernando's paper pieces were recently shown at the offices of the Colorado Impact Fund. 

Conversations: Marking 20 Years

May 11, 2014

Conversations: Marking 20 Years

This show runs from May 16 to September 21

Ana María's work will be featured in this show. Conversations—Marking 20 Years brings together premiere works of art from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on the occasion of the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Pairings and clusters will spark dialogue between the visitor and the works of art, questions amongst friends who visit the exhibition, and conversations about the relationships between artists and the art that is a testament to their time. Marking 20 Years indeed marks a signature moment in the history of the Kemper Museum. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect upon the creation of the Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection, to be delighted by a favorite, or to be challenged by works new to the Collection.

Solo Show at the Marfa Contemporary

February 07, 2014

Ana María Hernando will be featured in a solo show at the Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas 


The Show will run from February 7- March 23 2014

Solo Exhibition at the Oklahoma Contemporary

October 15, 2013

The Neon Show Group Exhibition

December 05, 2013

New Neon: Light, Paint & Photography

Dec 5, 2013 - Feb 23, 2014


To brighten winter, the Bedford welcomes New Neon. Taking its cue from the re-emerging popularity of this distinctly Californian medium, New Neon will examine the ways in which neon has been repurposed—in both painterly and sculptural practices—to reflect the cadence and drama of our media-saturated cultural landscape. They will be featuring work from numerous artists including Ana María Hernando.

Day and Night at the Denver Botanical Gardens

July 01, 2013

Day and Night, a solo show of Ana’s work at the Denver Botanical Gardens, is open from 9am to 9pm every day of the week. It runs till August 4th, 2013.


As part of the show, you can also listen to my poetry that goes with each piece on your mobile phone via the QR codes provided.


Please come and enjoy the gorgeous gardens as well! 

Colorado Creative Industries Grant

July 06, 2013

Ana María's website is supported in part by the State of Colorado and the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant of the Colorado Creative Industries.

Opening at the Denver Botanic Gardens

May 15, 2013

Opening Reception May 22nd, 2013

5:30-7:30pm Gates Garden Court Gallery. Free and Open to the Public

Artist Talk at 6:30pm

Show runs from May 22nd to August 4th

Poetry Reading at Inisfree Bookstore

May 26, 2013

Poetry Reading at Innisfree Bookstore

Friday, April 26th at 7:00pm

1203 13th St. Boulder, CO 80302

Continuing a creative collaboration that began eight years ago in the mountains of Peru, Ana María Hernando and Kenneth Robinson will be reading their poetry, in English and in Spanish, at Innisfree Bookstore in Boulder Colorado, as part of the Salka Poetry Project. Thanks to a grant from the Boulder Arts Commission, this will be one of several events throughout 2013 when they will be performing their work.

Innisfree is a bookstore dedicated solely to poetry; it is one of three all-poetry bookstores in the entire country.


"We are honored to be able to present our work in such a special place this April, National Poetry Month. There will also be readings at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Two Hands Paperie later this fall."

-Ana Maria Hernando

Ana Maria Hernando, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an artist, poet and translator. Her poetic work has been included in "Uncontained: Writers and Photographers in the Garden and the Margins," a compilation of photos and poems edited by Jennifer Heath and " Confluncia," Revista Hispánica de Cultura Literatura, edited by Ester Gimbernat González. As a poet, Ana has done readings in Spanish and English with Kenneth Robinson, and by herself, at different museums and institutions, including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Roswell Museum, NM, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

Kenneth Robinson is a poet, musician, and psychotherapist whose practice brings together art, psychology, and spirituality. He has performed his poetry (individually and with Ana Mara Hernando) In Denver, Kansas City, Vancouver, and in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. His book of poetry, The Year of Lovemaking and Crying, was released in 1999, and a second edition will be published later this year.

New Handmade Book!

May 17, 2013

Salka Archipelago- A limited edition book, funded by The Kemper Foundation, with master printmaker Bud Shark.

Ana María Hernando and Kenneth Robinson met in Peru in 2005. While traveling and studying with their friend and teacher, Don Américo Yábar. They learned one another's love of poetry and, over the subsequent years, a number of creative collaborations and spoken word performances followed. Now they have created a handmade book of art and poetry called "Salka Achipelago," and they are happy to announce that in April they will have the pleasure of collaborating with master printmaker Bud Shark of, Shark's Ink, to create a limited addition of this book.

In Quechua, the language of the Andes, salka refers to "undomesticated energy"--energy that is free in nature and within ourselves--the fountain from which artist and saints drink. Ana and Kenneth wanted to create a bilingual book of poems charged with, and reflective of, this qauality of energy. They plan to offer their book through museums, publishers, and other venues. 

The Salka Poetry Project

May 01, 2013

Ana María Hernando and Kenneth Robinson met in Peru in 2005. While traveling and studying with their friend and teacher, Don Américo Yábar, they learned of each other's love of poetry. On quiet evenings during their journey, they shared poems with their fellow travelers, reading in both Spanish and English.

As they grew more familiar with each other's work, they often conferred with one another about translation. Through the intimacy with the words, feelings and rhythm of poetry that translation demands, they were inspired to develop the Salka Poetry project. In Quechua, the language of the Andes, salka refers to "undomesticated energy"--energy that is free in nature and within ourselves--the fountain from which artist and saints drink. Ana and Kenneth wanted to create a bilingual book of poems charged with, and reflective of, this qauality of energy.

They plan to offer their book through museums, publishers, and other venues. Also, master printmaker Bud Shark from shark's Ink., will collaborate with them to create a limited edition of twenty handmade books that will include art and poetry. Sales from this limited edition will go to support the pbulication of the Salka Poetry Project.

Fuera de la Frontera at the McNichols Building

December 09, 2012

Fuera de la Fontera/ Outside the Border Opens Friday, November 9th

Reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the McNichols Building, Denver

You are invited to "Fuera de la Frontera/ Outside the Border" opening this Friday, November 9th at the historic McNichols Building in Denver. "Fuera de la Frontera/ Outside the Border" features the work of 15 Colorado Hispanic artists. The show is presented by the Arts & Venues Denver, the U.S General Services Administration (GSA), Colorado Creative, and Museo de las Americas.


Ana Maria Hernando is presenting" Leave One, Take One," a piece many of you have contributed to. For this installation yards of clothing line decorate the gallery space and feature a collection of some 200 pieces of clothing donated by individuals for this purpose. The request was to donate clothing that was worn the day before (not washed) to retain more of the personality of each doner. People who walk by will be invited to exchange one of their pieces of clothing for something hanging on the line. This piece is meant to encourage collaboration and community. Over time the colors and shapes on the line will change, reflecting the identities of those who have left something behind and taken something else with them. At the same time the pieces of clothing taken by each visitor will extent the presence of "Leave one, Take One" into the outside world.

New Prints with Bud Shark Now Available

July 26, 2012

The Night Flowers

The two new prints are related to Ana María's latest body of work, connected to her explorations of the night, looking for light in the darkness, and looking for the darkness in all.

In the night, the ends and beginnings are one, everything melts into mystery and it all becomes an intimate immensity. The outside becomes the inside and the inside becomes the outside. What is far and open embraces us, pulls us closer. In the night the moon and the stars bathe us in their light fire, caressing us softly, revealing the nocturnal voices, transforming our orange song.

For more information on the "Night Flower" series contact Shark's Ink. at 303-823-9190 or visit

Board of Trustees MCA Denver

January 01, 2012

Ana Maria is now a trustee for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, a beautiful and surprising museum. Please stop by if you're in Denver for their unique programs.

Ana Marîa's YouTube Channel

May 22, 2013

Now you can watch poetry readings and television interviews with Ana Maria on her youtube channel.

When the Women Sing

October 01, 2010

Curator Barbara O'Brien wrote a beautiful essay for the museum brochure. If you are interested in getting one please call the Kemper Museum to arrange for a copy.

The opening was a total success, there was almost 2,300 visitors, a record for the Kemper at the Crossroads, and for Ana Maria as well. Ana Maria expressed her love and gratefulness to the poetic S'alka Movement in the world (S'alka means undomesticated energy), and to its founder, Américo Yábar, lover of the salt from the star, and to the Curator Barbara O'Brian. This show wouldn't have been possible without their encouragement.

Kempter Museum Residency Events

October 24, 2010

Ana Maria Hernando's did a residency at the Kemper as a part of her show.

Here are some of the events:

Bilingual poetry reading with Kenneth Robinson and Ana Maria Hernando in Spanish and English on October 2nd, 2:00-3:00, Drew Bolton created a podcast of this event. 

Artist Public Talk at Truman Medical Center, Friday September, 24th, 2010

For more upcoming events at the Kemper please visit

New work with Bud Shark

August 01, 2010

This first week of August Ana Maria Hernando was able to work with Bud Shark, resulting in "The Innocent Heart."

Group Exhibition at the Kemper Museum

November 08, 2013

Ana Maria Hernando's work was included in "Area Code," which presents works from the Kemper Museum's permanent collection. The artists in the show all explore ways in which abstraction continues to expand concepts of the narrative, perspectives on real and imagined places, correlations between natural and man-made systems and leitmotifs underscored by the fundamentals of geometry. The exhibition also includes works by Barry Anderson, Suzanne Caporael, Susan Hefuna, Roberto Juarez, Robert Mangold, Kenneth Noland, James Rosenquist, Robert Stackhouse, and Robert Walden.

Four Seasons Hotel

October 10, 2010

Ana María Hernando has two pieces at the new Four Seasons Hotel in Denver. They are at the entrance lobby to the ballroom. The hotel is spectatcular and opens in November 2010.

Sin Pecado Concebido

December 20, 2010

Sin Pecado Concebido is a tango show that opened in Buenos Aries. After their tour in Italy, they will return back to Buenos Aires to play el Teator De La Ribera during the months of November and December. The set designer, Romina Cariola, used Ana Maria Hernando's artwork as inspiration for her stage sets.

The Biennial of the Ameriacas 2010

January 01, 2010

Ana Maria Hernando was one of the Latin artists invited to participate in The Biennial of the Americas 2010 show "Liberores/ Liberators" at the Museo de Las Américas, Denver. The show ended in September.

A recent Blog, "Out of the Suitcase," discusses the two installations in an article titled "Small Museums, Large Impact."

"Colorado Abstract, Paintings and Sculpture" Feature

January 01, 2009

Ana Maria Hernando's work has been included in a new book:

"Colorado Abstract, Painting and Sculpture," curated by Michael Paglia and co-authored with Mary Voelz Chandler, written with a forward by Hugh Grant and published by Fresco Fine Art Publications.

Neodata Fellowship Award

May 01, 2008

Ana Maria Hernando received a Neodata Arts Fellowship Award in Boulder, CO.


October 01, 2008

Ana Maria Hernando participated in "Inside/Outside," as one of the artists working with the teens at the Museo de la Americas, Denver from August 21st to September 14th.

About the Mother

October 05, 2008

Ana Maria Hernando traveled to Israel for a solo show, "About the Mother," at the International Center of Bethlehem," the West Bank. Part of the Gallery Space was a two thousand year old cave. The embroidery installation was done in collaboration with the Cloistered Carmelites from Buenos Aries Argentina; paper works were also featured.


October 01, 2007

CONFLUENCIA is a journal of literature and Culture from Latin America. They are dedicating their last issue of the year to my work. There will be paintings and poems in Volume 23, #1 Otono 2007 (Fall 2007).

To Purchase a copy for $25 write to:


Hispanic Studies Box 27


Greeley CO


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