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.
2017 Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland – GIAF17 – Sculpture and Prints.
Salisbury Cathedral, Dispersing the Night | Sculpture by Ana Maria Pacheco
2016 Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture: Shadows of the Wanderer
2015-17 Norwich Castle Museum, Sculpture: Enchanted Garden
2015 Norwich Cathedral (North Transept), Sculpture; Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Sculpture; The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts, Sculpture and Prints
2013 Edinburgh Art Festival 2013, Sculpture and Prints at St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy
2012-13 Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, Sculpture, prints and artist’s books.
2012 Salisbury International Arts Festival, Sculpture
2011 Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent at Canterbury – Sculpture and Prints
2010 St John’s Church, Waterloo, London, Sculpture and Prints
2008 Wallspace at All Hallows on the Wall, London, Sculpture
2008 Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Artist’s Books
2007-08 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints
2004-10 Hayward Gallery Touring:Prints, organised by Hayward Gallery for Arts Council England
2004 Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Artist’s Books
2002,2003 Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York City, Sculpture
2001 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Sculpture and Prints
1999-01 National Gallery London: Ana Maria Pacheco in the National Gallery,Sculpture and Painting, touring on to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
1999 Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland, Sculpture and Painting
1997 The Old Jail Arts Center, Albany, Texas, Sculpture and Prints.
1996 The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, USA, Sculpture and Prints.
1995 Cass Sculpture Foundation, Sculpture
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sculpture and Prints
1994 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
1991 Museum of Modern Art Oxford: Some Exercise of Power, Sculpture and Drawing
Camden Arts Centre, London: Some Exercise of Power, Sculpture and Drawing
1989-90 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.
1983 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
Group Exhibitions include
2016-17 RWA (Royal West of England Academy), Bristol. Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter
2013-14 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. Masterpieces – Art and East Anglia
2013 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 2, Edinburgh: Witches and Wicked Bodies
2012 ARSENALE 2012, The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine (Sculpture). Curated by David Elliott
2003-4 Waterhall Gallery of Modern Art, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery: The Human Condition – The Figure in British Art 1950-2002
2003-04 Kunsthalle Wien, Austria: Heiliger Sebastian, A Splendid Readiness For Death
2001-02 Fråvær/Absences, National Touring Exhibitions, Norway: Gallery 15, Oslo (touring)
2000 Dakar Biennale, Senegal – Sculpture
1985 Cornerhouse, Manchester, ‘Human Interest’, Sculpture
1982 Hayward Annual, London. Drawing
1980 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (touring), Women’s Images of Men.
1972 Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil
1971 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).