Ana Maria Hernando was born 1959 in Buenos Aries, Argentina and currently 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 print is El Corazón Inocente (The Innocent Heart) 2010, a color lithograph with collage. She has layered vividly colored images of flowers, designs and patterns to create a vibrant background. A translucent flower composed of vellum petals has been collaged onto the printed sheet. The vibrant colors of the lithograph glow through the translucent petals creating a cloud of soft colors.
Ana Maria Hernando has shown her work in Argentina and the United States. She currently has a one person exhibition at the Kemper at the Crossroads, Kansas City, MO, on view through January 15th, 2011.
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.