Gouache and watercolor on paper
Ana was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Growing up, she moved between Cambridge, Massachusetts, Nicaragua (her mother’s homeland) while it was undergoing the throes of dictatorship and revolution and Colombia while it was ravaged by narco-terrorism. These inspiring and turbulent environments heightened Ana Maria’s sense of awareness and social conscience and solidified her desire to use art as a path for bringing positive change into the world.
Ana holds an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston. She received a BA from Universidad Javeriana and from Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes both in Cali, Colombia. Ana has studied Tibetan Art for a decade at The New York Tibetan Art Studio under Pema Rinzn. She founded NEEM, a 501 (c) non-profit organization dedicated to promote art, yoga and meditation as alternative therapies for healing and forgiveness for children and adults affected by violent conflict and trauma. She has been a teacher for two decades. Her work has been shown in the USA, Germany and Colombia. She lives between Santa Marta, Colombia and Brooklyn, NYC