Ana Maria Gutierrez
One look at the captivating collage-based works of Ana Maria Gutierrez and one can start to discern the balance of light and shadow, of joy and detritus, lining the walls and alleyways of Bogotá, Colombia. On closer inspection, you can discern the details of Gutierrez's process -- torn posters and advertisements for events and products dot the canvases, blending together in a reinterpretation of the naturally occurring paste-ups that the artist sees every day in public spaces. Laid over a foundation of cracked paint and scattered text, Gutierrez hints at the aesthetic of urban decay while flawlessly moving it into the gallery space.
Ana Maria began her studies in the workshop of Maria Angelica Brigard in Miami, FL. After some time, she was accepted by Studio 1156 in Miami to work under the guidance of teacher Jaime Ferrer Chile, where her work matured, alongside Isabel Brinck (Chile) and Laura Villarreal (Mexico), among others.
She currently works in her studio in Bogotá, recovering and reinterpreting all the information and energy found on the walls of the city. Since moving, she has kept busy by participating in drawing and art history workshops in Fábula, a Bogotá academy of the arts.
2003 “Origin” Luzma Gallery, Miami, Florida USA
2004 “Portraits” Art Expo, Miami, Florida USA
2005 "Journey through the Color” Luzma Gallery, Miami, Florida USA
2005 “Works by: M. Ferro, A. Gutiérrez de Piñeres, S. Mejia” Consulado General de Colombia. Salón Francisco de Paula Santander, Coral Gables, Florida USA
2005 “Expo Art 2005” Art Expo, Miami, Florida USA
2008 “Retratos” Fundación Santillana para Iberoamérica, Bogotá, Colombia 2013 “Exposición Técnica Mixta” Otros 360 grados, Bogotá, Colombia
2013 “Feria del Millón”, Centro Creativo Textura, Bogotá, Colombia
2013 “Gran Colectiva” Otros 360 grados, Bogotá, Colombia
2014 “Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Odeón” con la Galería Otros 360 grados, Bogotá Colombia
2015 “IV Subasta”, Fundación Corazón Verde, Barranquilla Colombia
2015 “V Subasta”, Fundación Corazón Verde, Cali Colombia
2015 7 temporada ELEVARTE, Bogota Colombia
2015 “Feria del Millón”, Colectivo con Carmenza Kafarela, Centro Creativo Textura, Bogotá, Colombia
2005 “aLive” Missura Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
2009 “Retratos” Salón Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
"Carrerra 11", mixed media on canvas, 57 x 84 in.
"Circumvalar Con 72", 56.5 x 51.5 in., mixed media on canvas
"Carrera 7 Con 68", 58 x 53 in., mixed media on canvas
"Carrera 7 Con 72", 56.5 x 51.5 in., mixed media on canvas