About me

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40+ years in printmaking

I have an academic formation and close to fifty years of experience as a professional printmaker. My artwork has been conceptualized as part of a series where I focus on survival, maternity, procreation, life and death, rites of passage, and Nahuatl mythology. 

I strive to express complex concepts with the simplest and most basic elements and challenge myself to remain true to the traditional techniques in lithography, etching, xylography, mono prints and mixed media by resisting the seduction of technology and digital technical effects.

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A face of San Antonio, Texas

I was born and educated in Mexico where I began my career as a professional printmaker and educator.  In 1988 after a solo exhibition of 72 intaglios at the Universidad de Guadalajara, I started my international journey to the United States where I continued  working as an art educator, a calling that I’ve had since my teenage years and was familiar and passionate about. As I grew as a person and artist, I began to establish myself among local San Antonio, Texas artists. Although I am always keen on exploring new terrains, I keep myself active in exhibiting work in the local community periodically. My work is also in several private collections and I continue to support and be involved in various youth education programs and have participated in a handful of commissioned projects, many of which fund important causes. It is an honor for me to be considered among the faces of art in San Antonio.

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Multicultural Perspective

My multicultural perspective reached a new dimension in 2006 after experiences in Japan where I exhibited works depicting a deep universal parallelism where East meets West. My experiences in China as an Artist in Residence at The Printmaking Base in Guanlan further transformed my multicultural expression and strengthened the enchantment of my work. Not only has my expession as an artist transcended metaphorical borders, but prints that I elaborated during my residency in China have travelled throughout South America and work that I completed upon my return has been purchased by and is part of the permanent exhibition at China Printmaking Museum in Guanlan, Shenzhen. It is incredible to see my physical works cross regional borders and humbling to connect with great artists globally.

Art, Events & Community Impact

Virtual Art Studio Visit 5/14/2020

Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D. hosted a Facebook Live Virtual Art Studio Visit VI with GLORIA SANCHEZ HART, M.F.A. on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 6:00-7:00 pm.

Public Commissioned Artwork- 2019 Día de los Muertos

It was an honor and a dream-like opportunity to be the artist invited to create the 2019 Día de los Muertos Installation in the Great Hall at the San Antonio Museum of Art. My participation in the SAMA Family Day had an interactive component for people to leave a remembrance of a deceased loved one. It was deeply satisfying to lead members of the community and welcome them to experience a cultural Día de los Muertos altar memento. 

Quinto Sol

Día de los Muertos Installation

Artist’s Statement

Hanging up Gloria Sanchez Hart’s Print titled Quinto Sol at San Antonio Museum of Art

Quinto Sol visits the San Antonio Museum of Art

Artist’s Statement

Día de los Muertos Installation

Artist’s Statement

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Día de los Muertos Installation

Día de los Muertos Installation

Día de los Muertos Installation

Altar inspired installation by Gloria Sanchez Hart 2019 SAMA

Eel Road Series 2019

Original hand-pulled prints by Gloria Sánchez Hart ©2019. Exhibited in Eel Road Exhibition, a multidimensional artistic collaboration and site-specific installation at Bihl Haus, San Antonio TX, June 1- 30, 2019.   See a 3D virtual tour of the exhibit here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=mZ2VFMMPvfG

Eel  Road Exhibition Video

Quinto Sol, 2011

Quinto Sol by Gloria Sanchez Hart, xylography and pochoir, 56”x44”, 2011

I printed a carved wooden block titled Quinto Sol at the 2011 Steam Roller Event at Stone Metal Press in the Blue Star Art Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The Quinto Sol has been on my mind since I was a child. The religious syncretism in which I was raised always made me feel and think between cultures. I needed to answer my questions about the Aztecs, the Spanish conquistadores and my identity. I expressed the subject graphically through carving a block inspired by the Mexican image of our Lady of Guadalupe and the Aztec Calendar icons.

Projects and Venues

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Calendar of Events and Exhibitions

05/14/2020

Virtual Art Studio Visit

6pm - 7:30pm

Facebook

05/14/2020

Virtual Art Studio Visit

Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D. 

Hosts a FB Virtual Art Studio Visit VI

with 

GLORIA SANCHEZ HART, M.F.A. 


Thursday, May 14th, 2020 6:00-7:00 pm

6pm - 7:30pm

Facebook

02/05/2020

Feminism is Environmentalism

6pm - 9pm

Blue Star Art Complex, Upstairs Studios, Studio 209

02/05/2020

Feminism is Environmentalism

First Thursday & Friday, Contemprary Art Month exhibition featuring Gloria Hart’s work.

6pm - 9pm

Blue Star Art Complex, Upstairs Studios, Studio 209

12/6-13/2019

Small Scale Big Change

https://e.givesmart.com/events/dDz/

Say Sí

12/6-13/2019

Small Scale Big Change

https://e.givesmart.com/events/dDz/

Say Sí

11/23/2019

Print-A-Copia

10am - 4pm

https://www.stxprintu.com/whats-on

11/23/2019

Print-A-Copia

Print-A-Copia

When: Sat., Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Come visit the Southwest School of Art for South Texas Print Union's first ever Print-A-Copi...

10am - 4pm

https://www.stxprintu.com/whats-on

11/3/2019

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Noon - 3:00pm

San Antonio Museum of Art

11/3/2019

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

San Antonio Museum of Art 

Altar by Gloria Sanchez Hart

Noon - 3:00pm

San Antonio Museum of Art

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