Ana Maria Pacheco
Dispersing the Night | Sculpture by Ana Maria Pacheco
28 April – 23 July 2017
The London Original Print Fair
Royal Academy of Arts
4-7 May 2017
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 Association 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. Her work is in a number of private and public collections.
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. The exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum was extended and Enchanted Garden remained on view up to March 2017.
In 2016 Shadows of the Wanderer was exhibited at Chichester Cathedral and in 2017 will travel on to Salisbury Cathedral, where it is to be shown with a number of other works, including Enchanted Garden and Be Aware, a new collection of reliefs in polychromed wood.