Biography 


 

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia

[ezcol_1fifth]1956-60 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Degree in Fine Arts, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1962-63 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Graduate studies in printmaking and art history, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1963 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Moves to Monterrey, Mexico[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

[ezcol_1fifth] [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Awarded the VIII November Salon Prize, Monterrey, Mexico[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth] 1966 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]For the next 3 years lives in London[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth] 1967 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]FStudies in printmaking at the Chelsea School of Art and Central School of Art, London[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

[ezcol_1fifth] [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]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[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth] 1968 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Selected in competition for admission of new members to the Artists International Association; Jury: Mary Martin, Patrick Proctor[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1969 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Moves back to Monterrey, Mexico[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1970 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives the Medellín Award, II Coltejer Art Biennial, Medellín, Colombia; Jury: Giulio Carlo Argan, Miguel Aguilera Cerni and Lawrence Alloway[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1971 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Takes up residence in New York where she continues to reside to date[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1976 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]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[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1979 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Selected to represent Colombia at the XV International Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1985 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives the Canadian Club Award, Mira: The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, Museo del Barrio, New York[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]1993 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives the Colombia Award in Art given to Colombians living abroad, for contributions to the arts, Miami[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]2001 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Admitted as member of the National Arts Club, New York[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]2006 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives the Colombia Abroad Excellence Award given to Colombians who have excelled in their careers in the USA, Miami[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]2007 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives Honorable Mention, Members Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]2011 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Designs the official poster for the XXVIII Bogotá Film Festival[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

[ezcol_1fifth] [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives the Caring for Colombia award for her “Lifetime Contributions to the Arts”[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]2013 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Invited to make a mural for the new Coliseum building, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia [/ezcol_4fifth_end]

 

[ezcol_1fifth]2015 [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Conferred honorary doctorate degree (Magister en Artes Honoris Causa), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia[/ezcol_4fifth_end]

[ezcol_1fifth] [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_4fifth_end]Receives Honorable Mention, Members Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York[/ezcol_4fifth_end]