Biography

(actualization 25-10-2021)

 

Olga de Amaral born in 1932 in Bogotá, Colombia

Lives and works in Bogotá

 

EDUCATION

1951-52

  • Architectural Design, Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia.

1954-55

  • Postgraduate studies, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA.

 

PRIZES, AWARDS, AND RECOGNITIONS

2019

  • Estela 47 selected to represent the image for the VIII Bogotá Sacred Music Festival in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Lifetime Achievement of the Women’s Caucus for Art, awarded for extraordinary achievements in the field of visual arts and an extensive body of work, New York, NY, USA.

2011

  • Honoree of the Multicultural Benefit Gala, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.

2010

  • Member of the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009

  • Olga de Amaral Award given to Dr Ruth Corcuera at 5th International Biennial of Textile Art, organized by the World Textile Art Organization (WTA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2008

  • Honorary Co-Chair for the benefit of the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.

2006

  • Olga de Amaral Award established at the 4th International Biennial of Textile Art, San Jose, Costa Rica.

2005

  • Visionary Artist recognition by the Museum of Art & Design, New York City, NY, USA.

1989

  • Honorary Chair, Art Department, University of CA at Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Arts Council member, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

1973

  • Guggenheim Fellowship, New York City, NY, USA.

1972

  • First Prize in the Tercera Bienal de Artes de Coltejer, Medellín, Colombia.

1971

  • First Prize in the XXII Salón Nacional de Artistas, Bogotá, Colombia.

1970-74

  • Latin American representative for the World Crafts Council.

1968-72

  • Colombian representative for the World Crafts Council, Lima, Peru.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

  • Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA; the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, USA; Cranbrook Art Museum, MI, USA.
  • Olga de Amaral. Lisson Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA, August 12 to September 5.
  • Olga de Amaral: The Elements, Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, USA. November 2 to December 18.

2018-19

  • The Light of Spirit, Galerie La Patinoire Royale/Valerie Bach, Miami, FL, USA, December 4 to February 17.

2018

  • The Light of Spirit, Galerie La Patinoire Royale/Valerie Bach, Brussels, Belgium,   March 30 to June 16.

2017

  • Olga de Amaral. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Latin American Masters, Santa Monica, CA, USA, September 9 to October 10.
  • Olga de Amaral and Ruth Duckworth: Building on Beauty, Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, NM, USA, August 18 to October 28.
  • Olga de Amaral: Expansiones, Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá (MAMBO), Colombia, February 25 to April 27.

2016-17

  • Cortex de notre terre, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, France, November 18, 2016 to January 14, 2017.

2016

  • Olga de Amaral: 30 años con Bellas Artes, Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, NM USA, June 16 to September 10.
  • Art Rio with Galerie Agnès Monplaisir (Paris), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 29 to October 2.

2015

  • Olga de Amaral: Color Sombra, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, February 19 to April 2.
  • El oro es color, Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, NM USA, July 2 to August 29.
  • Alchemist, Rook & Raven, London, UK, October 16 - December 23.

2014

  • Olga de Amaral: El Dorado Thread, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, France, September 12 to October 25.
  • Olga de Amaral, SP-Arte (Sao Paulo International Art Fair), Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 9 to 12.
  • Art Rio '14. Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Río de Janeiro, Brasil.
  • Miami Art+Design, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Miami, FL, USA.

2013

  • Olga de Amaral: Selected Works, Louise Blouin Foundation (in collaboration with Galerie Agnès Monplaisir), London, UK, October 14 to October 30.
  • Olga de Amaral: Pozos Azules, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, August 1 to September 28.

2012

  • Olga de Amaral: Places, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York City, NY, USA, September 13 to October 31.
  • Boundaries, Latin American Masters Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, February 4 to April 14.

2011

  • VII Pueblos & VII Polícromos, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, August 5 to September 10.

2010

  • Entre Pueblos & oeuvres récentes, installation by Juan Montoya, Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko, Paris, France.

2009

  • Nudos, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, July 31 to August 29.

2008

  • Golden Fleece, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, February to May.
  • Olga de Amaral: Strata, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia, October to November.

2007

  • Strata, Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas, Madrid, Spain.

2005

  • Olga de Amaral: Resonancias, Centro Cultural de Belém, September 14 to October 14, Lisbon, Portugal.

2004

  • Threaded Words, Embassy of Colombia to the United States, Washington DC, USA, May.

2003

  • Glyphs, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM,USA, July 30 to August 30.

2002

  • Tiempos y tierra, Museo de la Nación, Lima, Peru, Museo de Arte Moderno, Barranquilla, Colombia, July to August.

2001

  • Olga de Amaral: El Manto de la Memoria, Club el Nogal, Bogotá, Colombia, April 3 to May 5.

2000

  • Pasos, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, August 10 to September 30.

1999

  • Olga de Amaral: Estelas, bosques, umbras, Galería Diners, Bogotá, Colombia, February.
  • Olga de Amaral: Forests, Stelae, Umbras, Hillside Terrace, Tokyo, Japan, May.
  • Kreismuseum Zons, Dormagen, Germany.
  • Textilmuseum Max Berk, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Olga de Amaral: Woven Gold, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

1998

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA.
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

1997

  • Olga de Amaral: Estelas y paisajes, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia, January 28 to March 16.
  • Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, USA.
  • Olga de Amaral: Monoliths and Other Landscapes, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA, August 22 to October 5.
  • Olga de Amaral: Umbra, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, August 7 to September 20.
  • Olga de Amaral: Rétrospective 1965-1996, Musèe de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France, June 25 to November 9.
  • Olga de Amaral: Seven Stelae, Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC, USA.
  • University Art Museum, Downtown, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

1996-97

  • Olga de Amaral: Estelas y paisajes, Museo de Arte de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia, November 22, 1996 to January 10, 1997.

1996

  • Olga de Amaral: Estelas, Galería Diners, Bogotá, Colombia, August 28 to November 2..
  • Olga de Amaral: Textiles, Peter Joseph Gallery, New York City, NY, April 25 to June 7.
  • Nine Stelae and Other Landscapes, curated by Jacquelin Pilar, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, USA, September 10 to November 10, 1996, travelling to Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, April 10 to June 14, 1997, and to Cleveland Institute of Art, August 22 to October 5, 1997.
  • University of New Mexico Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

1994

  • The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • California State University, Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield, CA, USA..
  • Olga de Amaral, Galería Pérez MacCollum, Guayaquil, Ecuador, June 16 to July 5.
  • Olga de Amaral: Sol y Luna, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, July 14 to August 22.

1993

  • Olga de Amaral: Cuatro tiempos (a retrospective), Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia, November 1993 thru February 1994.
  • Lost Images, Inherited Landscapes, The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 25 to May 8.
  • Olga de Amaral: Recent Works, Elite Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA, September 3 to September 18.
  • Olga de Amaral: El arte de tejer, Salón Cultural Avianca, Barranquilla, Colombia, October.

1992

  • Olga de Amaral: Lost Images, Inherited Landscapes, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS, USA, May 31 to July 10.
  • Olga de Amaral: Lost Images, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, August 8 to September 22.

1990

  • Olga de Amaral: New Works, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, travelling to New York City, NY, USA, October 31 to December 15.

1989

  • Olga de Amaral: Tapestries from the Moonbasket and Montaña Series, The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 9 to January 6.

1988

  • New Art Forms Exposition: 20th Century Decorative and Applied Arts, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Galería Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, USA.

1987

  • Olga de Amaral: Recent Work, The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 5 to November 28.
  • Olga de Amaral, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, July to August.

1986

  • Colombia nelle Corderie dell’Arsenale, 42nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

1985

  • Olga de Amaral, The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 5 to November 28.

1984

  • Olga de Amaral, The Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May 17 to June 23.

1983

  • Olga de Amaral: Woven Matter, Modern Masters Tapestries, New York City, NY, USA, April 28 to May 24.

1980

  • La Galería, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Olga de Amaral, Galería Témpora, Bogotá, Colombia, November 13 to December 20.

1979

  • Olga de Amaral, Instituto Panameño de Arte, Panama City, Panama, June.

1977

  • Olga de Amaral, La Galería, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Florence Duhl Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Ruth Kaufmann Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.

1976

  • Fragmentos Completos, Serie Incompleta, Galería Belarca, Bogotá, Colombia, December 7 - December 24.

1975

  • Olga de Amaral: Tapisseries, Galerie Rivolta, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Olga de Amaral, Melville Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Australia, November 27 to December 10.

1974

  • Olga de Amaral: Woven Sculpture, André Emmerich Gallery, New York City, NY, USA, December 1, 1973 through January 5, 1974.
  • South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Oynton Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

1973

  • Banque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France.
  • Olga de Amaral: Marañas Tejidas, Galerie La Demeure, Paris, France, May 15 to June 8.

1972

  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.

1970-71

  • Woven Walls by Olga de Amaral, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City, NY, USA, September 30, 1970 to January 3, 1971.

1969

  • Muros Tejidos: Olga de Amaral, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia, January.

1967

  • Olga de Amaral: Exhibition of Contemporary Weaving, Skidmore Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York City, NY, USA, November 13 to November 22.
  • Hall’s, Kansas City, MI, USA.
  • Weavings by Olga de Amaral, Jack Lenor Larsen Showroom, New York City, NY, USA, February 14 to March 31, 1966.

1966

  • Weavings by Olga de Amaral, Jack Lenor Larsen Showroom, New York City, NY, USA, February 14 to March 31, 1966.
  • Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela.
  • Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Galería T. A. B., Bogotá, Colombia.

1961

  • Galería El Callejón, Bogotá, Colombia.

1958

  • Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021-22

  • Craft Front and Center, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA, on view from May 22, 2021 through February 13, 2022.

2021

  • A Chronicle of Modern Crafts: Works from the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, from July 2 through 22 August 22, 2021.
  • Through The Eye of the Needle, Sicardi Ayers Bacino Art Gallery, Houston, TX, USA, October 21 to December 18. The works Bruma N and Bruma K by Olga de Amaral are exhibited.

2019-20

  • Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, September 7 to April 5.

2019

  • Imagen perdida 25 selected as part of the works exhibited by La Patinoire Royale - Galerie Valérie Bach in La Biennale de Paris - The Universelle Art Fair, September 13 to 17.
  • Opening Galería Medellín | Jim and Olga, Galería La Cometa, Medellín, Colombia, May 16 to July 21.

2018-19

  • Southern Geometries: from Mexico to Patagonia, Fondation Cartier, Paris, October 14 to February 24.

2018

  • Lady Dior as Seen By, Dior Boutique, Miami, FL, December 4.
  • Seeing Anew: A Reinterpretation of Modern and Contemporary Artworks from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, MO, USA, April 11.
  • Affinities: Amaral, Szyszlo, Toledo, Latin American Masters, Santa Monica, CA, USA, May 12 - June 16.
  • Abstracción Textil, Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia, curated by Jens Hoffmann, April 19 - July 27.

2017

  • Contrarrelatos en la colección MAMM, Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia.
  • Terra, Beatriz Esguerra Arte, Bogotá, Colombia, September 2-22.
  • Unsettled, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA, August 26, 2017 - January 21, 2018.
  • 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Latin American Masters Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA, June 17 - July 8.
  • Dos: Jim Amaral y Olga de Amaral. Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia, May 11 to July 5.
  • Beyond Craft: Materials and Objects at TATE Modern, TATE Modern, London, United Kingdom, May 15.
  • Voces en off: Mujeres en la Colección Permanente del MAC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Panamá (MAC Panamá), Panama City, Panama, May 18 - June 18.
  • Alchemy: Transformations in Gold, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, USA, February 11 - May 5.

2016

  • Estados presentes (with Jim Amaral), CasaCano, Bogotá, Colombia, October 20 to December 3.
  • Illuminations II, Henrique Faria New York City, NY, Miami Biennale.
  • Textures, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, France, January 14 - March 5.
  • 35 Years of Beauty Without Regret, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, May 28 - July 9.

2015-16

  • Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY, April 28 to September 27, traveling to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA, October 30 to February 28, 2016.

2014-15

  • Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, New York City, NY, USA, November 6 - March 27.
  • Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture, curated by Jose Roca, Bard Graduate Center, New York City, NY, USA, April to August 2014, travelling exhibition to Centro Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain.
  • Gold, curated by Jose Carlos Diaz, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL, USA, August 8, 2014 - February 15, 2015.
  • Embracing Space & Color: Art On & Off the Wall, Vero Beach Museum, Miami Beach, FL, USA, February 20 - June 7.

2015

  • Gold!, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, France, March 20 - April 18.

2014

  • Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, October 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015, travelling to Wexner Center for the Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (January 30 – April 5, 2015) and Des Moines Art Center, IA (May 8, 2015 – August 2, 2015).
  • Artevida, Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, June 28 to September 21.
  • Chic Matière(s), Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, France.
  • Paper Trail, Latin American Masters, Los Angeles, CA, USA, May to July.
  • Decorum, Power Art Station, Shanghai, China.

2013-2014

  • Gold Rush, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, USA,  December 3, 2013 - January 3, 2014.

2012

  • Olga de Amaral & Do Konig Vassilakis: Œuvres textiles & Sculptures, Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris, France.
  • La esmeralda en el Arte, Fundación Museo Internacional de la Esmeralda, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Sourcing the Museum, Textile Museum, Washington, DC, USA, March 23 to August 19.

2011

  • Sleight of Hand, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO , USA. May 9 to December 31.

2009

  • Plusultra Oltre il barocco: Arte latino-americana a confronto, curated by Giorgio Antei, Santa Giulia Museo della Città, Brescia, Italy, December 4 to July 27.
  • Estructuras y Esculturas: Jim y Olga de Amaral, Galería Club El Nogal, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Huellas: Olga de Amaral, Presencia: Jim Amaral, Corpbanca, Caracas, Venezuela, May to June.

2008

  • FIA Caracas, Galería La Cometa, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Feria Internacional de Arte de Bogotá, ARTBo, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Museum of Art & Design, New York City, NY, USA.
  • One of a Kind, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Olga de Amaral: Strata - Jim Amaral: Meridianos, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia. 9 de octubre al 20 de diciembre.

2006

  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, July 8 to August 26..
  • Tradición y vanguardia en el arte colombiano, Salón Nacional de Artistas, Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

2003

  • Gary Nader Gallery, Miami, FL, USA.

2002

  • SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • La mirada del coleccionista. Colección Ganitsky Guberek, un homenaje a Marta Traba. Banco de la República, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia. February-April, 2002.

2001

  • Barro de América, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Mes de Colombia, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July.
  • Beauty Without Regret, curated by Robert Kushner, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 28 to August 4.

1999

  • The Saxe Collection Donation, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • Portafolio AGPA, Cartón de Colombia, Cali, Colombia.

1995

  • Latin American Women Artists 1915-1995, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA.
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA.

1994

  • The Gold Show, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, travelling exhibition to The Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC and to the Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Harbor, CA, USA.
  • Focus on Fiber Art: Selection from the Growing 20th Century Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

1993

  • Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MI, USA,  travelling to Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA.
  • Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark.

1992

  • 15th International Lausanne Biennial Contemporary Textile Art, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-arts, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland, April 4 to June 28, touring exhibition to Textielmuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands, October 3, 1992 to January 17, 1993, and to the Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark from March 26 to May 10, 1993.
  • Modern Design: 1890-1990, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.

1990

  • High Fiber, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, USA, November 1 to November 24.
  • 33 Salón de Artistas, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Olga de Amaral and Robert Turner, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 30 to July 21.
  • Arte Colombiano: La Presencia Femenina, U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, October.

1989

  • 4th Annual Exhibition curated by Jack Lenor Larsen, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, June to August.
  • La Mujer Artista, Galería Alfred Wild, Bogotá, Colombia, October.

1988

  • New Traditions, Nordenfeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway.

1987

  • 13th International Tapestry Biennale, Musée Cantonal des Beaux- Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Interlacing: The Elemental Fabric, curated by Jack Larsen, The Pavillon, Dallas, TX, USA, travelling to The Textile Museum, Washington DC
  • Six Decades of American Fiber, curated by Jack Larsen, Oregon Historical  Museum, Portland, OR, USA.
  • Recent Acquisitions, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA.
  • Textile Survey, Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV.

1986

  • Contemporary Crafts: A Concept in Flux The Society for Art in Crafts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Art in Craft Media, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 25 June to 31 October.

1985

  • Threads: Small Scale Textiles, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • Fiberworks, Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Fiberworks, University of Texas, El Paso, TX, USA.
  • Olga de Amaral and Valentina Dubasky, Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor, FL, USA, April 3 to April 27.

1983

  • 3 × 5: Works in Fiber, Modern Master Tapestries, Inc., December 1 to January 4.
  • Musèe des Ecoles des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

1982

  • Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain.

1981

  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Olga de Amaral, Grau Garriga, Tapta, Varbanov, Musèe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, October.

1980

  • Garces Velasquez Galeria, Le Grand Palais, F.I.A.C., Paris, France.
  • Mobilier, Paris, France.

1977

  • 8th International Biennial of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland, OH, USA.

1976

  • Musèe Ingres, Montauban, France.
  • 2nd International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles 1976, British Crafts Centre, London.

1975

  • 7th International Biennial of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Arte Colombiano a través de los siglos, Musèe Petit Palais, Paris, France.
  • Superficies, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
  • International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles and Olga de Amaral: Complete Fragments, Artweave Gallery, New York City, NY, USA, October to November.

1974

  • XXV Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

1973

  • Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Fibre work, The Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, USA, April 29 to May 27.
  • Chapelle de la Villedieu, Élancourt, France.

1972

  • Tercera Bienal de Arte Coltejer, Medellín, Colombia.

1971

  • 5th International Biennial of Tapestry, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-arts, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 18 to October 3.
  • Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Deliberate Entanglements (travelling exhibition), University of California at Los Angeles Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; University of Oregon, Portland, OR; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; and the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • XXII Salón de Artistas Nacionales, Bogotá, Colombia.

1970

  • Olga de Amaral, Else Bechteley, Sheila, Hicks, Galería Buchholz, Munich, Germany, April.
  • Segunda Bienal de Arte de Coltejer, Medellín, Colombia.
  • Textile Constructions, Ruth Kaufmann Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.

1969

  • The Egg and the Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Pan American Society of New England, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Mayo, Mill Valley, CA, USA.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA.
  • Wall Hangings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, NY, USA.
  • Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
  • 4th International Biennial of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland.

1968

  • The Intersection of the Line, CA State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  • Ceramics by Mutsuo Yanagihara, Weavings by Olga de Amaral, Museum West, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 17 to June 23.

1967

  • 3rd International Biennial of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Textiles Colombianos, Colombian Center, New York City, NY, USA.

 

CONFERENCES

2003

  • “The House of My Imagination,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.

1978

  • Kyoto University of Fine Arts, Kyoto, Japan.

1972

  • Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, USA.

1971

  • “Fiber as a Creative Medium,” with Magdalena Abakanowicz, Junius Bird, Sheila Hicks, Boris Kroll, Glen Kaufmann and Jogoda Buic, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

1970

  • École des Arts Appliqués, Bâle, Switzerland.

1968

  • World Crafts Council, 3rd General Assembly, Lima, Peru.

1967

  • Textile Department, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA.

 

TEACHING

1989

  • Honorary Chair, Art Department, University of CA at Los Angeles, Spring Semester, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

1972

  • Visiting Studio Professor, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA.
  • Visiting Studio Professor, Arts and Crafts, Berkeley, CA, USA.
  • Visiting Studio Professor, The Yarn Depot, San Francisco, CA, USA.

1969

  • Professor, Textile Studio, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA.

1967

  • Professor, Textile Studio, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, NC, USA.
  • Professor, Textile Studio, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA.

1965-72

  • Founder and Director of the Textile Department, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

1953

  • Director, Architectural Design Department, Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

WORK IN PERMANENT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

  • TATE Modern, London, United Kingdom.
  • Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
  • Musée Jean Lurçat et de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Angers, France.
  • Toms Pauli Foundation, Laussane, Switzerland.
  • Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA.
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA.
  • The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, MO, USA.
  • Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, USA.
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA.
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Bass Museum, Miami, FL, USA.
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, FL, USA.
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA.
  • Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia.
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellín, Colombia.
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Museo Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

 

WORK IN CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS

  • Hotel InterContinental Hong Kong (Regent Hotel), Hong Kong, China.
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, China.
  • Citibank, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Le Méridien Hotel, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL, EUA.
  • Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE, USA.
  • Nuveen Investments, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, USA.
  • Sofitel, Hotel Nicolás de Obando, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Clínica Santa Fe de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Club El Nogal, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Federación Nacional de Cafeteros, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Coltejer, Medellín, Colombia.
  • Hotel Santa Clara, Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Old Mutual (Skandia), Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Presidential Palace Antonio Nariño, Bogotá, Colombia.