Colombian-born, New York-based artist Ana Lucia Cano reconciles the creative tension between pairs of opposites (innocence and perversion, agony and sublimation, black and white). Her work is influenced by a childhood lived between a city at war (Medellín 1980s) and the magic vitality of her grandmother’s farm.
Cano studied and practiced architecture in the United States, Austria, Canada and Colombia. She earned a Masters in Architectural Design from Columbia University and opened her own boutique practice in New York City before focusing exclusively in fine art. Today her art studio provides the same freedom to play and create as the grandmother’s farm did in the past. Yet Architecture’s influence on her art can be clearly felt, through her intricate line work, use of black and white, and focus on working in series.
Cano’s works are among private collections in India, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. In 2017, she was awarded first prize in the Annual Viridian Artists Juried Exhibition. In 2018, she completed a site-specific commissioned mural (324 square feet) for the lobby of Gurgaon's Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Awards / Exhibitions
First prize at the Viridian Artists 28th Annual International Juried Exhibition. Juror: Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum (June 27 - July 15, 2017)
Group Exhibition curated by Standard Arts at the Bryant by David Chipperfield Architects (May 16 - Jun 30, 2019)