Ana Maria Pacheco

Ana Maria Pacheco (sculptor, painter and printmaker) was born in Brazil.  Following degrees in both art and music – at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás and the Federal University of Goiás – she went on to complete a postgraduate course in music and education at the Federal University of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.  She then taught and lectured for several years at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás and the Federal University of Goiás before leaving for London in 1973 on a British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art.  Since 1973 she has lived and worked in England.

Awards and appointments include
1970 First Prize, Goiás Biennale. Selected to represent Brazil at the São Paulo Biennale.
1973 British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art, London
1985 Appointed Head of Fine Art at Norwich School of Art, Norfolk (1985-89)
1986 Invited to Burgdorfer Bildhauer-Symposion, Switzerland: The Human Image of Today
1996 Appointed Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London
1999 Awarded the Ordem do Rio Branco by the Brazilian Government
2000 Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia
2002 Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts
2003 Fellow, University College London
2012  Awarded the Comenda do Anhanguera by the State of Goiás, Brazil
2015 Awarded the Mário Pedrosa Award for contemporary artist by the Brazilian Assoc. of Art Critics (Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Arte (ABCA).

Pacheco’s work has been widely exhibited and she has had notable exhibitions in many cities including London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Kyiv, Oslo, Dakar, New York, Boston, Miami and São Paulo.

In 2015 Pacheco’s sculpture was exhibited at four different locations in Norwich: at Norwich Cathedral, The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum. Three have now closed but the exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum has been extended and Enchanted Garden will remain on view until further notice.

Pacheco’s work is in a number of private and public collections.


Chichester Cathedral
North Transept
Shadows of the Wanderer
Study for Requiem (John the Baptist I)

to 14 November 2016

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Meadow, NR1 3JU
The Keep | Balcony Level 
Enchanted Garden
Eight polychromed alabaster reliefs
This exhibition has been extended and is ongoing

Forthcoming Exhibition
April to July 2017


Paintings | Works on Paper

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