Considered a leading artist of her generation, Olga de Amaral’s work links traditional techniques with fine art theories of formalism, abstraction and metaphysics. Frequently taking the form of large fiber works covered with gold or silver leaf, de Amaral’s work crosses the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and textile. She seamlessly weaves architecture, mathematics, landscape, and the sociocultural elements of Colombia to create work transcendent of one specific medium.”We are pleased to present Olga de Amaral, an artist whose work refers to South American culture, its rich history and traditions and the legends and fantasies that have evolved from it,” comments Mrs. Blouin. “This embodies the spirit and mission of the foundation to spread culture beyond borders.”Matthew Drutt adds, “Olga de Amaral is one of Colombia’s most important living treasures, and her forthcoming exhibition will show the full range of her talents as she celebrates 81 years of life.”Born in 1932 in Bogota Colombia, Olga de Amaral studied fabric design at the Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan. During the 1960s, de Amaral played an important role in transforming the traditionally two-dimensional medium of textile art into a three-dimensional sculptural form. In 1973, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2005 she was selected as a Visionary Artist by the Museum of Art and Design in New York. She is represented in collections of more than 40 museums internationally including; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Musee d’Arte Modern de la Ville, Paris; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.A monograph published by Somogy will accompany the exhibition. Three editions will be available in English, French, and Spanish.This exhibition is made possible, in part, through the generous support of Galerie Agnès Monplaisir.