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Ana Maria Pacheco

Ian Starsmore has written of Ana Maria: ‘Her work is evolved from a tradition of making which lies between South American and European culture, between ancient magic and twentieth century art. It draws for example on medieval art, expressionist language, catholic ritual, renaissance art and classical mythology; and just as the tragic, the savage, the grotesque or the voracious can be found intertwined with grace and wisdom in these traditions, so we find them here. The work belongs to the present, but has its sources also in the continuum of scholarship, craft, mythology, narrative and history that individuals between cultures are often so able to discover and maintain.’

Ana Maria Pacheco was born in Brazil. Following degrees in both art and music she went on to complete a postgraduate course in music and education at the Federal University of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Since coming to the Slade School of Art on a British Council Scholarship in 1973, Pacheco has lived and worked in England. From 1997 to 2000 she was Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London. She was both the first non-European and the first sculptor to take up this appointment, which culminated in a major exhibition of her work there.

Work by Ana Maria Pacheco is included in many public collections in the UK and abroad including: Arts Council Collection, Ashmolean Museum, British Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, USA, New York Public Library, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Trondhjems Kunstforening, Norway.

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Sheba & Solomon VI
drypoint with hand colouring
8 x 8.4 cm
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Sheba & Solomon iv
drypoint with hand colouring
8 x 8.4 cm (plate)
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Untitled (Study 2), 2011
portland stone with silver leaf
25 cm (excluding base)
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The Sphinx that learned to Fly 3
drypoint
12 x 15 cm (plate)
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Sardine Arrives
From Misfortunes of a Sardine
drypoint
12 x 15 cm (plate)
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Sardine enters the Underworld
From Misfortunes of a Sardine
drypoint
12 x 15 cm (plate)