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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.

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.

Eel  Road Exhibition Video

Art, Events, & Community Impact

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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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

August 29

Moth Migration Project

http://mothmigrationproject.net

Victoria, Australia

Event Details

August 29

Moth Migration Project

http://mothmigrationproject.net

Victoria, Australia

November 3

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Noon - 3:00pm

San Antonio Museum of Art

Event Details

November 3

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

San Antonio Museum of Art 

Altar by Gloria Sanchez Hart

Noon - 3:00pm

San Antonio Museum of Art

October 5 - November 10, 2019

Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2019

http://miniprint.awagami.jp/

Tokushima, Japan

Event Details

October 5 - November 10, 2019

Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2019

Mini print on Awagami Paper

http://miniprint.awagami.jp/

Tokushima, Japan

October 25

Art Heals Hearts: The Power of Expression (Opening)

6pm - 8pm

Ecumenical Center,

Event Details

October 25

Art Heals Hearts: The Power of Expression (Opening)

The Ecumenical Center is a healing space that provides counseling to a variety of people. For this event, we are dedicated to providing an art show that inspires hope, causes meaningful reflection, and honors the process of healing. Therefore, the artwork content should be “family friendly.”

https://www.ecrh.org/event/2019-art-heals-hearts-vip-art-exhibition-sale/

6pm - 8pm

Ecumenical Center,