Ana Vizcarra Rankin makes drawings, paintings and sculptures about travel and cartography. Recently she has been studying star maps and images captured using powerful telescopes and other mediating technologies such as global positioning systems. These images are transmuted into art that explores the phenomenological sense of being in and of the universe. 

Ana Vizcarra Rankin hace dibujos, pinturas y esculturas sobre los viajes y la cartografía. Recientemente ha estado estudiando mapas astronómicos y las imágenes capturadas utilizando gran telescopios y otras tecnologías de mediación gráfica, como los sistemas de posicionamiento global. Estas imágenes se transmutan en arte que explora el sentido fenomenológico de ser parte del universo.

An Uruguayan American artist based in Philadelphia, Vizcarra Rankin has exhibited extensively and received various awards.  Vizcarra Rankin holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BA in art history from Temple University. Her work resides in international, public, corporate and private collections. 

Una artista uruguaya/estadounidense con sede en Filadelfia, Ana Vizcarra Rankin ha realizado numerosas exposiciones y recibido varios premios.  Vizcarra Rankin se graduó con un Master en las artes plasticas de la Academia de Bellas Artes de Pensilvania y una licenciatura de historia del arte en la Universidad de Temple. Su trabajo reside en colecciones internacionales, públicas, corporativas y privadas.

Born: Maldonado Uruguay
Works: Philadelphia PA USA

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2019

Kitchen Table Gallery Everything Counts Philadelphia PA

Satellite Art Show SXSW Micro/Macro Sky Austin TX

2018

Factory Works FleshPlanetarium Williamsport, PA

Philiput Experimental Ana Vizcarra Rankin Philadelphia PA
2017   

Brandywine River Museum of Art Time/Scale Chadds Ford, PA

James Oliver Gallery Sky/Skin Philadelphia PA

Liliput Experimental Coruscando Puebla, Mexico

Warren County Community College Infinite/Infinitesimal Washington NJ

2015

Salón de Bellas Artes, Embassy of Uruguay Sky/Ground Washington DC

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, Sky/Ground Chicago IL

2014

Cohen Gallery, Goggleworks. The Void That Binds Reading PA

2013

Crane Arts Project Space. Voids that Bind Philadelphia PA

2012

Annenberg Gallery, PAFA. MFA Thesis Exhibition Philadelphia PA

2011

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Skull Currency Philadelphia PA

2005

Bickett Gallery. New Drawings and Paintings Raleigh NC

Gallery A.  Archetypal Variations Raleigh NC

2004

Bickett Gallery. Inspiring the Muses Raleigh NC

Gallery A.  Abstract Raleigh NC

2003

April & George Gallery. Rebirth Archetypes Raleigh NC

Group

2018

Temple Judea Museum Making Israel Real Elkins Park PA

Azavea, Transformation as Perception, Philadelphia PA

James Oliver Gallery International Variety Philadelphia PA

Da Vinci Art Alliance International Constructivism (2 person) Philadelphia PA

2017

Woodmere Art Museum The Woodmere Annual 76th Juried Exhibition Philadelphia PA

The Painting Center, Fight or Flight, New York, NY

Main Line Art Center Teaching Artists Exhibition Haversford, PA

Philadelphia City Hall A Message to Our Daughters Philadelphia PA

2016

Carver Insitute for Arts and Technology Inside/Out, Towson MD  

Ellipsis Art Gallery Flesh… Philadelphia PA

2015  

Alianza Latina, Visions Shaping Latin American Art Arlington VA

PhilaMOCA, Ad Noctum (2 person) Philadelphia PA

Plastic Club Small Worlds Philadelphia PA

Paradigm Gallery Community Arts Project Philadelphia PA

Projects Gallery Square Foot Redux Miami, FL

HeavyBubble HQ Snowflake Salon Philadelphia PA

2014

Arlington Arts Center Dia de los Muertos Arlington VA

Fisher Brooks Gallery, PAFA, Summer Shuffle Philadelphia PA

Heavy Bubble Headquarters, Snowflake Salon Philadelphia PA

Projects Gallery, Square Foot Art Basel Redux Miami FL

Pterodactyl, Escape the Night Philadelphia PA

7Dunham, Print Exchange Exhibition Brooklyn, NY

Salon 1522, Night Walk With Me, Philadelphia PA

Bebe Benoliel Gallery, CFEVA, Open Channels Philadelphia PA

Wilmington Project Space, Luscious Landscapes, Wilmington, DE

Gallery 110 Church. Ritual:Reading Room Philadelphia PA

2013

Ann Street Gallery. The Sublime Revisited Newburgh NY

Pterodactyl, All Along the Watchtower, Philadelphia PA

Rowan University Art Gallery. Cosmobilities Glassboro NJ

2012

Philadelphia City Hall. Dialogo 365, Philadelphia PA

Sandy Springs Museum. Re-Using Our Re-Sources Sandy Springs VA

Latin American Gallery, International House Philadelphia. Gender Games Philadelphia PA

PAFA Gallery 128. Inspired by Tanner Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Art Gage Philadelphia PA

2011

Gallery 110 Church. Stimulus/Stimuli Philadelphia PA

MBN Studios. Out In Out Philadelphia PA

Chestnut Hill Academy. Drawn from PAFA Chestnut Hill PA

2007

Pageant Soloviev Definitely Philadelphia PA

2003

Exploris Museum Day of the Dead Exhibition Raleigh NC          

Designbox Keep a Breast Raleigh NC

Permanent Grin Gallery. Sketchbook Show Raleigh NC

Education

2012                   MFA Studio Art - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

2010                   BA Art History - Temple University summa cum laude

2005                   Drawing Marathon - New York Studio School

1995-1999         Architecture Design - Oklahoma State University

Awards

Awards and Residencies

2016

Resident Artist TrueQué Artist Residency in Ayampe, Ecuador 

(nominee) The FID Drawing Prize

2015

Resident Artist Barnes Artist Residency in Umbria, Italy

2012
Judy McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Essie Baron Memorial Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Billikopf Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Gundesheimer Merit Award, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Curatorial

2019

Muestra Dislocada/Dislocated Show Paintedfoot Studio Philadelphia PA, K-Zona Bogota Colombia,  Laboratorio Tangencial de Arte Posnación, Chicago IL

Shacti/Eschatology PaintedFoot Studio Phiadelphia Pa

2017

Strong, Tender & True, Love Barn, Phoenixville PA

2016

Falolo Forever, Little Berlin, Philadelphia PA

2013   

Feast Portfolio, PAFA Alumni Art Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Collections

Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts Museum Permanent Collection

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Uruguay Cultural Foundation of the Arts

Franklin Furnace Collection, MOMA New York

Red Hat

Print Council of Australia

Brooklyn Art Library

Experience

2016-2017

Guest Critic, Carver Institute of Arts and Technology

2016

Adjunct Instructor Color Theory Warren County Community College, Washington NJ

2012 – 2015

Lectures and Talks

2017

“Artist in Conversation” with Patricia Guardiola, Assistant Head of UPENN Fisher Fine Arts Library

“Reference, Observation and Mediation” James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia PA 

2015

“Neo-Nomad Maps” Uruguay Cultural Foundation of the Arts, Washington DC

2013

“Head in the Sky, Feet on the Ground” Art at Lunch, PAFA Philadelphia PA

Bibliography and Press

Public Collections

Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts

Brooklyn Art Library
Print Council of Australia

Publications

2013                    Cosmobilities Invitational Exhibition Catalog "Late Feast in June"

2013                    Art Takes Miami SCOPE Miami Juried Catalog "Eagle Nebula"

2013                    Bound “Pinball” Juried Exhibition Catalog

2012                    Dialogo 365 Exhibition Catalog "Benefit Dinner Plates"

2011                     Certain Circles Vol 1.  Philadelphia PA "Disseminate"

2010                    Philadelphia City Paper "Triangle Park is in Bloom" photo credit

2007                   World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today Vol 1 E.S. Miami FL 4 images in “Fine Art”

2000                  Urban Tulsa Weekly Frontispiece, Earth Day Issue

Press

2014                   The Reading Eagle Ron Schira "Ana Vizcarra Rankin finds art in the skies" (review)

2013                   Tyler Blog  Kayla Cropper “Ana Vizcarra Rankin (BA, Art History '10) begins portfolio project, Feast

                           (interview)

                            The Art Blog  Chip Scwartz "All Things Evil at Pterodactyl " (review)
                            Flying Kite Media Michelle Freeman“Stargazing with Ana Vizcarra Rankin” (interview)

                            Manufactured Dissent Ruth Schanbacher “Ana Vizcarra Rankin” (interview)

                            Eurocircle Sherry Kumar “Philadelphia Member of the Month- Ana Vizcarra Rankin” (interview)

2012                   El Espectador Charles Loewenstein “Artista Plástica Uruguaya fue distinguida en los Estados Unidos.”

2005                   Independent Weekly Bronwyn Merritt “A Riot of Color” (review)

2004                   Independent Weekly, Fiona Morgan “Art or Censorship?” 

                            News and Observer, Hunter Spanks “Art Critics In Blue”

2003                   Lather Magazine, Mark Hornburg “Ana Vizcarra - Self Interview”

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