Ana Maria Pacheco (sculptor, painter and printmaker) was born in Brazil. Following degrees in both art and music at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás and the Federal University of Goiás she went on to complete a postgraduate course in music and education at the Federal University of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. She taught and lectured for several years at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás and the Federal University of Goiás before coming to England in 1973 on a British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art. Since 1973 she has lived and worked in England.
Her work has been widely exhibited and is in a number of private and public collections in the UK and overseas including Arts Council England; British Museum; British Library; Ashmolean Museum Oxford; Victoria and Albert Museum; Cass Sculpture Foundation Chichester; Linacre College, University of Oxford; Blackburn Museum; Towner, Eastbourne; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Oldham Art Gallery; Norwich Castle Museum; Castle Museum, Nottingham; Whitworth, Manchester; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Fredrikstad, Norway; Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway; New York Public Library, USA; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA; Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA; The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Portland Art Museum, USA; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Itaú, São Paulo, Brazil; Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil; Universidade de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil; Municipal Museum, Goiania, Brazil.
Solo Exhibitions include
Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland (GIAF'17). Sculpture and Prints.
Salisbury Cathedral - Dispersing the Night, Sculpture by Ana Maria Pacheco
Chichester Cathedral - Shadows of the Wanderer
Norwich Castle Museum - Enchanted Garden (alabaster reliefs) (to 2017)
The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts - Sculpture and Prints; Norwich Cathedral (North Transept) - Shadows of the Wanderer; Cathedral of St John the Baptist - Studies of Heads (John the Baptist I & III)
Edinburgh Art Festival - Sculpture and Prints at St Albert's Catholic Chaplaincy
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, Sculpture, prints and artist’s books (to 2013)
Salisbury International Arts Festival, The Longest Journey at Salisbury Cathedral (North Transept)
Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent at Canterbury - Sculpture and Prints
St John's Church, Waterloo - Sculpture and Prints
Wallspace at All Hallows on the Wall, London - Sculpture
Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts - Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Artist's Books
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, USA - Sculpture, Drawings and Prints
Hayward Touring: Prints. A touring exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery for Arts Council England - to 2010.
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery - Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Artist's Books
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York City - Sculpture (Land of No Return)
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York City - Sculpture (Dark Night of the Soul)
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford - Sculpture and Prints
National Gallery, London - Sculpture and Painting. Exhibition toured on to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland - Sculpture and Painting
The Old Jail Arts Center, Albany, Texas, USA - Sculpture and Prints
The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, USA - Sculpture and Prints
Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester - Sculpture
Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Sculpture and Prints
The Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - Sculpture and Painting
Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk - Sculpture and Prints
Oslo Kunstforening, Norway - Sculpture and Prints
Winchester Cathedral - Trilogy: Sculpture and Prints
Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway - Sculpture
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford - Some Exercise of Power. Sculpture and Drawing. Touring on to the Camden Arts Centre, London.
Artsite Gallery and St John's Catholic Church, Bath - Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and Prints. Exhibition toured on to Cornerhouse, Manchester; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Worcester City Art Gallery; Worcester Cathedral; Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone; Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery; Glasgow Print Studio Gallery
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham - Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Prints.
Awards and appointments include
Mário Pedrosa Award for Contemporary Artist from the Brazilian Association of Art Critics (Associação Brasileira de Críticos de Arte (ABCA).
Comenda do Anhanguera from the State of Goiás, Brazil
Fellow of University College London
Honorary Doctorate, Norwich University of the Arts
Honorary Doctorate, University of East Anglia
Ordem do Rio Branco from the Brazilian Government
Appointed fourth Associate Artist, National Gallery London (1997-2000)
Invited to Burgdorfer Bildhauer-Symposion, Switzerland - The Human Image of Today
Head of Fine Art, Norwich School of Art, Norfolk (1985-89)
British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art, London
First Prize, Goiás Biennale. Selected to represent Brazil at the São Paulo Biennale