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 flowers, plants and insects. For several years Ana Maria has been painting flowers, attracted to their graceful beauty, their reminder of how glorious a life can be, and death a dignified and certain affair. The colors she invents give her pleasure immersing herself in their forms, following their lines and the little movements that make a pose. Hernando says these are “reminders of the playfulness of sensuality and spirituality, the fullness and the sparseness, the rules and the inspirations.”
Ana Maria Hernando has shown her work in Argentina and the United States. In June 2016 she had a one person exhibition Ana Maria Hernando: We Have Flowers at the Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder.
In 2011 she had a one person exhibition at the Kemper at the Crossroads, Kansas City, MO.
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. In 2005, she was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, in Colorado.
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.