Biography 


 

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia

1956-60 
Degree in Fine Arts, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

 

1962-63 
Graduate studies in printmaking and art history, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

 

1963 
Moves to Monterrey, Mexico

 
Awarded the VIII November Salon Prize, Monterrey, Mexico

 

 1966 
For the next 3 years lives in London

 

 1967 
FStudies in printmaking at the Chelsea School of Art and Central School of Art, London

 
Selected in open competition among 1500 artists working in Great Britain to participate in the I Edinburgh Open 100, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; Jury: Norman Reid, Sir Roland Penrose

 

 1968 
Selected in competition for admission of new members to the Artists International Association; Jury: Mary Martin, Patrick Proctor

 

1969 
Moves back to Monterrey, Mexico

 

1970 
Receives the Medellín Award, II Coltejer Art Biennial, Medellín, Colombia; Jury: Giulio Carlo Argan, Miguel Aguilera Cerni and Lawrence Alloway

 

1971 
Takes up residence in New York where she continues to reside to date

 

1976 
Receives the International Women’s Year Award, in recognition of outstanding cultural contributions and dedication to women and art, International Women’s Arts Festival, New York

 

1979 
Selected to represent Colombia at the XV International Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

1985 
Receives the Canadian Club Award, Mira: The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, Museo del Barrio, New York

 

1993 
Receives the Colombia Award in Art given to Colombians living abroad, for contributions to the arts, Miami

 

2001 
Admitted as member of the National Arts Club, New York

 

2006 
Receives the Colombia Abroad Excellence Award given to Colombians who have excelled in their careers in the USA, Miami

 

2007 
Receives Honorable Mention, Members Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York

 

2011 
Designs the official poster for the XXVIII Bogotá Film Festival

 
Receives the Caring for Colombia award for her “Lifetime Contributions to the Arts”

 

2013 
Invited to make a mural for the new Coliseum building, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

 

2015 
Conferred honorary doctorate degree (Magister en Artes Honoris Causa), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

 
Receives Honorable Mention, Members Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York