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ana de la cueva
updated: 08/31/2014
website: anadelacueva.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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fall
la caida de wall st
la ruta de la droga
en red a2
en red a2 des nudo
borders
vines
nevoa
fronteras
la ruta del dinero (donde quedo el hilo negro)
manhattan sandy
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, geometric, political, humor, gender/sexuality, identity, mapping, portraiture, autobiographical, abstract
 
 
fall by ana de la cueva
fall
embroidery silk thread linen
2012
78" x  55" 
la caida de wall st  by ana de la cueva
la caida de wall st
monotype on cotton paper
2009
030 " x  023 " 
la ruta de la droga by ana de la cueva
la ruta de la droga
monotype on cotton paper
2011
32 032 " x  2727 " 
en red a2 by ana de la cueva
en red a2
monotype on cotton paper
2011
032 " x  27 " 
en red a2 des nudo by ana de la cueva
en red a2 des nudo
monotype on cotton paper
2011
32" x  27" 
borders by ana de la cueva
borders
embroidery silk thread linen hoops
2012
28" x  60"  x 2" 
vines by ana de la cueva
vines
monotype on cotton paper
2008
30" x  27" 
nevoa by ana de la cueva
nevoa
monotype
2013
30" x  023" 
fronteras by ana de la cueva
fronteras
embroidery on linen
2013
0" x  0" 
la ruta del dinero (donde quedo el hilo negro) by ana de la cueva
la ruta del dinero (donde quedo el hilo negro)
embroidery on linen
2012
50" x  0" 
manhattan sandy  by ana de la cueva
manhattan sandy
embroidery on linen
2013
20" x  020" 

Artist Statement

I am originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and my work inspires discussion around issues such as the ongoing dialogue of our border with Mexico, and the social and economic concerns surrounding the drug war. I make works that range from paintings, drawings, monotypes and installations created in embroidery. My work though many times abstract, is inspired by political and social concerns.

Thread is an important medium in my work, depicting beautiful abstract lines that represent personal barriers, international hurdles, risks, emotional and physical desperation, psychological states that lead people to risk everything in search of a dream.  I am also interested in how immigrants perceive this dream in the present.  I have also explored this subject through video and photography.  I am in the process of conducting intense research to develop a series of new sculptures made with locally found materials.

Artist Bio / CV

 

Ana de La Cueva was born  in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lives and works in New York. Her multimedia works were shown in "Pricked," a group exhibition of artists using  embroidery at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2007), MAZ museo de Zapopan, Mex, and had  previous one person shows at thrust projets (2009), LatinCollector Gallery, New York (2007)  and Generous Miracles Gallery, New York (2002). other projects  of the  artist include a commission by El Museo del Barrio to photograph the  renovation of their new galleries. De la Cuevas' photographs were showcased in a book to coincide with the re-opening of the museum. Her  will be included in the exhibition “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline & Modern Art” at the Sheldon Museum of Art in 2012. Project at Pinta artfair nov 2012, and just got selected for the Residência Artística FAAP from 01 February to 05 July 2013 in Sao Paolo.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009    El Paquete, Jane Kim/Thrust Projects, New York, NY
2007    Mending Traces, Latincollector Gallery, New York, NY
2004    JGM Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico
2003    Ex Teresa Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico DF, Mexico
            Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Zapopan, Mexico
2002    Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, NY
1994    Galería Jorge Álvarez Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012    “The Geometric Unconscious: Desire, Discipline & Modern Art” Sheldon Museum of Art
2010    The Machine Eats, Frederico Seve Gallery, New York
2008   Arts (MCCLA), San Francisco, CA
            MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American
            Pricked, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

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