Title: The Simulacrum (detail)
Medium: Acrylic, silkscreen, collage on paper
Size: 40" x 60"
Liliana Porter was born and raised in Argentina. She was educated at Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, and Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, Mexico. Porter has lived in New York since 1964. Her art owes as much to her Argentinean background as to the Manhattan art scene where it has developed. Her work emphasizes the nature of illusion versus reality and memory.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Liliana Porter, Galería Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1994; Illusion/Fragments/Reality, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1994; Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, 1993; Liliana Porter: A Retrospective of Graphic Art 1968-1993, Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania, 1993; Fragments of The Journey 1968-1991, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, 1992; Galeria-Taller, Museo de Arte Moderno, Cali, Columbia, 1991; Galeria Diners, Bogota, Columbia, 1991; Obra Grafica: 1964-1990, Centro de Recepciones del Gobierno, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1991; Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Montevideo, Uraguay, 1990; and Fundacion San Telmo, Buenos Aires, 1990.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Arte BA'95, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 1995; Premio Marco, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico, 1995; Latin American Women Artists 1915-1995, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, 1995; The Pushpin Show, Soho 20, New York, 1994; El Color de los Suenos, Galeria Jorge Mara, Madrid, Spain, 1994; Reclaiming History, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 1994; Drawings 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1993; Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, Kunshalle Cologne, Germany, 1993; Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1993; Artistas Latinoamericanos del siglo XX, Estacion Plaza de Armas, Sevilla, Spain, 1992; and Dibujos Latino Americanos, Galería Epoca, Santiago, Chile, 1992.