LILIANA PORTER: (Born in Argentina, 1941. Resides in New York since 1964). Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1941, Liliana Porter, studied printmaking at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, in 1960 and graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, in 1963. After moving to New York in 1964, Porter continued to experiment with printmaking at the Pratt Graphic Art Center. During this period she created technically innovative prints that employ Pop-art imagery to comment upon urban society. A founder of the New York Graphic Workshop with Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo in 1965, Porter concurrently became associated with the Conceptual Art movement. Inspired in part by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, she has investigated since the late 1960s the relationships between illusion, artistic representation, and reality in prints, paintings, and wall installations. She has consistently utilized print techniques such as photo-etching and photo-silk-screen in her work.
Her solo exhibitions include: MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art), New York, (1973); the Fundación San Telmo, Buenos Aires, (1990); The Centro de Recepciones del Gobierno, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1991); and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, (1992). Her group exhibitions include: Information, MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art), New York, (1970); Latin American Artists in New York since 1970, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, The University of Texas, Austin, (1987); The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, New York, (1988); and The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, (1990). Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, (1993).
Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980, three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (1985, 1996, 1999), the Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (1994) and seven PSC- CUNY research awards (from 1994 to 2004). Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, from 1991 to 2007. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and is represented in many public and private collections, among them:
TATE Modern Collection, London, UK;
Museum of Modern Art, New York;
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela;
30" x 22" Pencil, ink, and thread on Arches Paper. 1970 Private Collection. Note: This work was appraised several years ago by one of Liliana's Porter US galleries at a value of $6,000-8000. It has been framed for many years for preservation and the collector's enjoyment. The paper show slight marks of age, but...