Ver ArtistaOlga de Amaral

Olga de Amaral was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1932.

She first studied architecture at the Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. However, it was at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1954 where she discovered her love of textiles. After years of experimenting with design and color she created her signature work, golden panels that glisten as they catch light at different angles. The collection has been called serene, regal and shimmering.
Her works, which are internationally known, often take the form of large tapestries covered with gold or silver leaf.
She is one of the textile artists who in the 1960s, first turned textile arts from a primarily two-dimensional representational art form into a three-dimensional, abstract art form.
Her work has been shown around the world.

1954 - 1955 Estudia textiles y diseño en Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


1973 - 1974 Guggenheim Fellowship, E. U. A.

1972 - 1974 Primer premio "Tercera Bienal de Arte de Coltejer", Medellín, Colombia

1971 - Primer premio "XXII Salón de Artistas Nacionales", Bogotá, Colombia


1999 - Galería Diners, Bogotá, Colombia

Galería Renate Schroder, Colonia, Alemania Kreismuseum, Zons, Alemania

Galeria Hillside Terrace, Tokio, Japon

TextilMuseum Max Berk, Heidelberg, Alemania

1998 - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.

1997 - Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

Bellas Artes, Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Retrospective Musèe de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, Francia.

Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.

University Art Museum Downtown, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1996 - 9 Stelae and other Landscapes, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California.

U.N.M. Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1994 - The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, California

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

1993 - "Cuatro tiempos" (retrospectiva con catálogo), Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

1992 - Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1990 - Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1986 - 42"d Venice Biennnale, Venice, Italy.

1973 - Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, New York. Galerie La Demeure, Paris France.

1972 - Museo de Arte Moderno Bogotá, Colombia.

1969 - Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia.

1966 - Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.


2000 - Exordio2000, Galería Diners, Bogotá

1999 - The Saxe Collection Donation. M.H. De Young Museum, San Francisco, California, USA

Portafolio AGPA, Carton de Colombia


The Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado.

The Renwick Gallery of the National Gallery, Washington. DC.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

American Craft Museum, New York, New York.

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.

Musèe Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Musèe d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland.

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.

Ararat Gallery, Australia.

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia.

Dreyfus Corporation, New York, New York.

Embarcadero Center San Francisco, California.

First National Bank, Forth Worth, Texas.

First National City Bank, Chicago, Illinois.

First National City Bank, Miami, Florida.

Forth Worth National Bank, Houston, Texas.

Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

Club El Nogal, Bogotá, Colombia.

Hotel Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia.

Musèe de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France

John Nuveen & Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Phillip Morris Collection, New York, New York.

Prudential Life Insurance Company, New Jersey.

Omaha Public Library, Omaha, Nebraska.


1989 - "Chair" instructora invitada, UCLA, Spring semester.

1970 - 1978 Directora para Latinoamérica, World Crafts Council.

1971 - Taller, San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

1966 -1967 Fundadora y directora, Departamento de textiles, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
Obras de Arte

Olga de Amaral
Stone White VI
fiber, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf
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Olga de Amaral
Stone White II
fiber, gesso, acrylic, gold leaf
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