Biography

b. 1938, Bogotá, Colombia

Lives in New York, USA

Fanny Sanín Sader is a Colombian born artist from Bogotá who resides in New York City. The daughter of Gabriel Sanín Tobón and Fanny Sader Guerra, she is best known for her paintings of abstract geometric forms and colors. She is considered to be part of the second generation of abstract artists from Colombia.​

She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Los Andes in 1960. She then continued her studies in the areas of printmaking and art history at the University of Illinois. While living in London later in the 1960s, she studied engraving at the Chelsea School of Art.

In 1993 her painting, Acrylic No. 6, was added to the Art Museum of the Americas's Permanent Collection. Some of her other works have been added to the permanent collections of the Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Museo de Arte Abstracto Manuel Felguérez (2003), Museo del Barrio de Nueva York (2011), National Museum of Women in the Arts (2011), Museo La Tertulia (2013), and the Museo Nacional de Colombia (2015).​​

Among the temporary exhibits in which she has participated are the Pinta Art Show (2007) and the Durban Segnini Gallery's Abstracción y Constructivismo: Continuidad y ruptura de la modernidad Latinoamericana (2015).

She was also awarded an Honoris Causa de Magíster en Artes (honorary master's degree of art) by the University of Antioquia in February 2015.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

 

Fanny Sanin Donation, Museo Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, catalogue, essays by Germán Rubiano and Christian Padilla 

2012

 

Fanny Sanin Drawings and Studies 1960 to Now, Frederico Seve Gallery, New York, catalogue, essay by Patterson Sims

2010

 

 

 

 

Fanny Sanin, Discipline in painting and sculpture (with Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar), Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami; Florida, catalogue, essay by Carlos M. Luis
Fanny Sanín, Alonso Garcés Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia, catalogue, essay by Maria Belén Sáez de Ibarra 

2008

 

 

Fanny Sanin, A Chromatic Journey, 1966 – 2006, Latincollector, New York; catalogue, essay by Mónica Espinel
3 Views of Abstraction, New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT 

2007

 

Fanny Sanin, La Struttura Cromatica, Instituto Italo- LatinoAmericano, Rome, Italy; catalogue, essay by Félix Angel 

2005

 

The Chromatic Structures of Fanny Sanin, 1074-2004, Colombian Embassy, Washington, DC; catalogue, essay by Félix Angel 

2004

 

Concrete Realities, Latincollector, New York; catalogue, essay by Edward Sullivan

2003

National Arts Club, New York

2003

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore; catalogue, essay by Clayton Kirking 2000 Color and Symmetry - Retrospective Exhibition 1987-1999, Germán Rubiano Caballero, Curator, Luis Angel Arango Library, Bogotá, catalogue, essay by Germán Rubiano Caballero and Jose Ignacio Roca; Avianca Cultural Center, Barranquilla 

1996

 

Antioquia Museum, Medellín, Colombia, catalogue, essays by Maria Elvira Iriarte and Libe de Zulategui

1994

 

Garcés Velasquez Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia, catalogue, essay by Richard Humphrey

1991

 

InterAmerican Art Gallery, Sheldon Lurie, Curator, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, catalogue, essay by Donald Goodall

1990

 

Greater Lafayette Museum of Art,Lafayette, Indiana, catalogue, essay by Sharon Theobald 

1987

 

 

Retrospective Exhibition, John Stringer, Curator, Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Colombia, catalogue, essays by John Stringer and Gloria Zea 

1987

 

 

Traveling Retrospective Exhibition, Avianca Cultural Center, Barranquilla; Museum of Modern Art, Medellín; Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia 

1986

Chamber of Commerce, Cali, Colombia

1986

Garcés Velasquez Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

1986

Schiller-Wapner Gallery, New York, catalogue, essay by Mario Amaya

1984

Juan Martin Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

1984

Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia

1982

Phoenix Gallery, New York, catalogue, essay by Peter Frank 1982 Garcés Velasquez Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

1980

Phoenix Gallery, New York, catalogue, essay by Ida E. Rubin 1979 Garcés Velásquez Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

1979

Quintero Gallery, Barranquilla, Colombia

1979

Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, Mexico, catalogue, essay by Fernando Gamboa

1978

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

1978

Long Island University, New York

1977

Phoenix Gallery, New York, catalogue, essay by Carla Gottlieb 1972 National Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela 1970 House of Culture Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico

1969

Panamerican Union Gallery, Organization of American States,Washington, D.C.

1968

AIA Gallery, London, England

1967

Museum of Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela, catalogue, essay by Germán Rubiano Caballero

1966

Colseguros Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

1965

Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá, Colombia

1965

Lake House Gallery, National University, Mexico City, Mexico 1965 Turok-Wasserman Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

1965

Technological Institute of Monterrey, Curator, Manuel Rodriguez Vizcarra, Architecture Department, Monterrey, Mexico 

1964

Modern Art Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico