Fanny Sanín

  • Born 1938 in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Based in New York, USA.

Fanny Sanín is considered a preeminent master among the Colombian abstractionists and a significant artistic voice of the past 50 years. Sanín embraced non figuration at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, graduating in 1960. After a period at the University of Illinois, moved to Mexico (1963), where she had her first exhibitions (1964; Monterrey, Mexico/ 1965; Mexico City), and her first museum exhibition, Museo de Arte Moderno (1965; Bogotá, Colombia). Living in London (1966) influenced her more rigorous abstraction. The Art of the Real, Grand Palais (1968; Paris, France) crystalized Sanin’s later rigorously geometric style. She resides in New York (1971).

Sanín’s work is in museums in the US, Latin America and Europe: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Instiute of Fine Arts, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Berkeley Art Museum of Fine Arts, California, National Museum, Bogotá; Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá and the Museum of Modern Art (Mexico). The comprehensive book Fanny Sanín: The Concrete Language of Color and Structure was released in 2019.

  • Acrylic No. 1, 2021
  • Courtesy of the artist