Ana Maria Pacheco

Biography

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.

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).

Works