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 taught and lectured for several years at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás and the Federal University of Goiás. In 1973 she was awarded a British Council Scholarship to study at the Slade School of Fine Art and has lived and worked in England since then.
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 until March 2017.
Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland – GIAF17 – Sculpture and Prints.
Salisbury Cathedral – Dispersing the Night | Sculpture by Ana Maria Pacheco
Chichester Cathedral – Sculpture: Shadows of the Wanderer
Norwich Castle Museum – Sculpture: Enchanted Garden
Norwich Cathedral (North Transept) – Sculpture
Cathedral of St John the Baptist – Sculpture
The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts – Sculpture and Prints
Edinburgh Art Festival 2013, Sculpture and Prints at St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil – Sculpture, prints and artist’s books.
Salisbury International Arts Festival – Sculpture
Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent at Canterbury – Sculpture and Prints
St John’s Church, Waterloo, London – Sculpture and Prints
Wallspace at All Hallows on the Wall, London – Sculpture
Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts – Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Artist’s Books
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA – Sculpture, Drawings and Prints
Hayward Gallery Touring: Prints, organised by Hayward Gallery for Arts Council England
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery – Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Artist’s Books
2002 & 2003
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York City: Sculpture
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford – Sculpture and Prints
National Gallery London: Ana Maria Pacheco in the National Gallery – Sculpture and Painting
Touring to Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland – Sculpture and Painting
The Old Jail Arts Center, Albany, Texas – Sculpture and Prints.
The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, USA – Sculpture and Prints.
Cass Sculpture Foundation – Sculpture
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Sculpture and Prints
The Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – Sculpture and Painting
Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk – Sculpture and Prints
Oslo Kunstforening, Norway – Sculpture and Prints
Winchester Cathedral, Trilogy – Sculpture and Drawing
Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway – Sculpture
Museum of Modern Art Oxford: Some Exercise of Power – Sculpture and Drawing
Camden Arts Centre, London: Some Exercise of Power – Sculpture and Drawing
Artsite Gallery and St. John’s Catholic Church, Bath – Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings and Prints
Touring to: Cornerhouse, Manchester; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Worcester City Art Gallery;
Worcester Cathedral; Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone; Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery;Glasgow Print Studio Gallery.
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
Group Exhibitions include
RWA (Royal West of England Academy), Bristol – Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich – Masterpieces – Art and East Anglia
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 2, Edinburgh: Witches and Wicked Bodies
ARSENALE 2012, The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine (Sculpture)
Curated by David Elliott
Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery: The Human Condition – The Figure in British Art 1950-2002
Kunsthalle Wien, Austria: Heiliger Sebastian, A Splendid Readiness For Death
Fråvær/Absences, National Touring Exhibitions, Norway: Gallery 15, Oslo (touring)
Dakar Biennale, Senegal – Sculpture
Cornerhouse, Manchester, ‘Human Interest’ – Sculpture
Hayward Annual, London. Drawing
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (touring) – Women’s Images of Men.
Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo Biennale, Brazil
Public Collections include
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Victoria and Albert Museum
Government Art Collection
Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester
Linacre College, University of Oxford
New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Oldham Art Gallery
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Norwich Castle Museum
Castle Museum, Nottingham
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Wakefield Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Fredrikstad, Norway
Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway
New York Public Library, USA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA
The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Portland Art Museum, USA
Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil
Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
Universidade de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
Municipal Museum, Goiania, Brazil
Awards and appointments include
First Prize, Goiás Biennale. Selected to represent Brazil at the São Paulo Biennale.
British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art, London.
Appointed Head of Fine Art at Norwich School of Art, Norfolk (1985-89).
Invited to Burgdorfer Bildhauer-Symposion, Switzerland: The Human Image of Today.
Appointed Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London.
Awarded the Ordem do Rio Branco by the Brazilian Government.
Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia
Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts
Fellow, University College London
Awarded the Comenda do Anhanguera by the State of Goiás, Brazil
Awarded the Mário Pedrosa Award for contemporary artist by the Brazilian Association of Art Critics (Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Arte (ABCA).