Ana Maria was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Growing up, she moved between Nicaragua (her mother’s homeland) while it was undergoing the throes of dictatorship and revolution; Colombia while it was ravaged by narco-terrorism and Cambridge, MA where she was exposed  at an early age to a diverse community. These inspiring and turbulent environments heightened Ana Maria’s sense of awareness and social conscience and solidified her motivation to use art as a way to spark reflexion, conversation and change.

She received an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. She has participated in various exhibitions including solo shows, Interdependencia at The Colombian Consulate in NYC  and Ficciones Retinianas at the Museum of Modern Art La Tertulia in Cali, Colombia.  Her works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art La Tertulia, Colombia,  Bank of America, Boston and The Colombian Consulate in NYC. She lives and works in Brooklyn, as an artist and teacher.


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