Acrylic No. 5, 1973, acrylic on canvas. 85 x 116 in. (215.9 x 294.6 cm) Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH)

Dedicated primarily to geometric abstraction, Fanny Sanín’s prolific career spans five decades. Her paintings, drawings, and prints have been exhibited widely throughout Latin America, the United States, and Europe. Presented in more than 300 group and 43 solo exhibitions, her work has prompted a variety of publications and scholarly essays, and is included in many leading public and private collections.

Sanín was born in Bogotá, Colombia and earned a degree in Fine Arts at the University of the Andes. She continued her education with graduate studies at the University of Illinois and the Chelsea School of Art in London. During her early career she resided in Monterrey, Mexico and since 1971 she has lived and worked in New York, NY.