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Olga de Amaral
Born: 1932, Bogota, Colombia

Olga de Amaral, 571 CESTA LUNAR 27, gold leaf, fiber, acrylic paint, 30" x 5', 1989, $87,500

Statement: "Olga de Amaral's 'woven walls' are remarkable for their technical finesse and their deeply felt essence of Colombia, her native country. After studying weaving at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, she returned to Bogotá, where she eventually set up a studio."
: Olga de Amaral: Umbra 30 (2004.69) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Olga de Amaral, 571 CESTA LUNAR 27 (Detail)

Selected permanent collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia; National Museum of Modern Art , Kyoto, Japan; Musée Bellerive, Zurich; Museo del Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo, Lima, Peru; De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California; Museo Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland: Renwick Gallery, National Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Selected one-person exhibitions:
National Museum, Lima, Peru (Tiempos y Tierra); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico (Olga de Amaral. Woven Gold); Museo de Arte Moderno Bogotá, Colombia; Fresno Art Museum, California (9 Stelae and other Landscapes); Textilmuseum Max Berk. Heidelberg, Germany; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. ; Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio (Retrospective); Musèe de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France; Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC (Olga de Amaral: Seven Stelae).

Selected group exhibitions:
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (Barro de América); Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (Focus on Fiber: Selections from the Growing 20th Century Collection); Lausanne, Switzerland (International Biennials of Tapestry); Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Wall Hangings, curated by Mildred Constantine and Jack Lenor Larsen); University of California Art Gallery, Los Angeles (Deliberate Entanglements, traveling exhibition); Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Interlacing: The Elemental Fabric, curated by Mildred Constantine and Jack Lenor Larsen, traveling exhibition); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (Modern Design: 1890-1990); Milan, Italy (Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture).

Studied architecture and design at the Collegio Mayor de Cundinamarca in Bogotá, Colombia and textiles and design at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Awards: Fellowship: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Visionaries! Award, Museum of Arts and Design.

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