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2014 – Sculpture Invitational, (Loveland, CO)
2014 – Sculpture at the River Market (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
2014 – Azrieli Towers (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2013 – San Angelo Museum Sculpture Exhibition, (San Angelo, TX)
2013 - Moshe Castel Museum (Maale Adumim, Israel)
2012 - El Paseo Exhibition (Palm Desert, CA, USA)
2012 - San Diego Botanical Gardens Outdoors Sculpture Exhibition (San Diego, CA, USA)
2012 - The 12th. Florida Outdoors Sculpture Competition (Lakeland, FL, USA)
2012 - Terra Ferma Gallery (Lerida, Spain)
2012 - Museum Windows (Ramat Aviv, Israel)
2012 - Jerusalem Theatre (Jerusalem, Israel)
2012 - Mamilla Exhibition (Jerusalem, Israel)
2011 - ASMA 15th. National Exhibition (8 Museums throughout the USA during 2 years)
2011 - Mamilla Exhibition (Jerusalem, Israel)
2011 - Opera House (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2010 - Mar Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2010 - ArtPrize (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
2010 - Rollebeek Gallery (Brussels, Belgium)
2009 - Terra Ferma Gallery (Lerida, Spain)
2009- Arimany Gallery (Tarragona, Spain)
2009 - Ein Hod Gallery (Ein Hod, Israel)
2008 - The Artist Project (Chicago, USA)
2008 - Gallery 133 (Toronto, Canada)
2007 - Terra Ferma Gallery (Lerida, Spain)
2007 - Salduba Gallery (Zaragoza, Spain)
2006 - Mar Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2005 - Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, Colorado)
2005 - Fresco Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel)
2004 - Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, Colorado)
2003 - Art Miami - (Miami,USA)
2001 - Galleria Mentana - Florence, Italy
Ana was born in Uruguay, spent one year and finished high school in the USA and emmigrated to Israel in 1962, where she lives up to this day.
Sculpts professionally since 2000.
1968 Graduated at the Fine Arts and Crafts School - Givataim, Israel
1980 - 1986 Courses in Ceramic Sculpture at the Open University - Shfaim, Israel
AWARDS and OUTDOORS EXHIBITIONS
One of the 18 sculptures selected by The City of Palm Desert for its El Paseo 2 years exhibition, 2012, Palm Desert, CA, USA, 2012 - 2014
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD at The 12th. Florida Outdoors Sculpture Competition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, USA, 2012
One of the TOP TEN selected for the San Diego Botanical Gardens Outdoors Sculpture Exhibition San Diego, CA, USA, 2012
One of the TOP TEN selected for The 12th. Florida Outdoors Sculpture Competition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL, USA, 2012
First prize - Franco-Japanese exhibition/competition, Nice, France, 2009
First and Second prize - Aigle de Nice competition, Nice, France, 2008
Special mention for the Sculpture Category at the Salon Acea, Barcelona , June 2004
Prize of the Uruguayan embassy in Tel Aviv at a Private Show, 2002
Ana's sculptures have been purchased by innumerable private collectors worldwide.
''Take Off'' (1.80 m) AABJD Congregation, NJ, USA
''Flight'' ( 1.40 m.) Gillette, Wyoming, USA
''Marilyn'' (1.40 m.) Baylor All Saints Andrews Women's Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, USA
''Flight'' (1.40 m.) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Ana was born in Uruguay to a family of immigrants who arrived in South America just before World War II from Poland. Her parents made their living out of a delicatessen shop, but art was natural in their household. Her father used to paint as a hobby, and his big dream was that one of his offspring would carry on the famous family name Huberman. Bronislav Huberman, her father's uncle, was a renown violinist, and the founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv.
Ana attended an American private school and from a very early age showed artistic tendencies, being specially gifted with her hands. At the age of 10 she used to make dough out of the white of the bread, make little roses with it, dry them, paint them and make little bunches with a pin behind, which she would sell to her friend's mothers as beautiful lapel pins. As a teenager she was sent to the USA on an exchange student program for one year, which she spent with a family in Michigan, where again, art was a part of everyday life. The mother painted, and the father, a Ford engineer, played the violin on his spare time and built his own violins by himself.
She emigrated to Israel in 1962. There she attended the Arts and Crafts school and specialized in ceramics. Soon she realized her real gift was sculpture, and ceramics was her first medium. But life made her seek a reliable and profitable income, so she turned her talents to textile design and created and directed a studio which provided printing firms with designs and printing cliches. So sculpture was a leisure time hobby for long years.
In the meantime Ana attended ceramic sculpture workshops at Shfaim, which is close to her former home in Bnei Zion, a charming village some 20 miles north of Tel Aviv. In 1997 she closed her textile design studio and decided to pursue her lifelong love, sculpture.
Developing a career
Since the year 1998 Ana is fully dedicated to art. At first it was ceramics sculpture. Then she started exhibiting and getting very favorable responses from the public, who relished her work, bought, and encouraged her to go on to other media so it was only natural to take it one step further, to bronze. Since then she has participated in many exhibits, solo and group in Israel and abroad.
She has exhibited many times at the New York Artexpo show, Art Miami, Art Philadelphia, The Chicago Artist Project, Artexpo Toronto, several International Art Fairs in Spain and several times at the Lineart Art Fair in Gent, Belgium. She has also exhibited at the Art Shanghai Show in China.Ana's sculptures are part of many private collections all around the globe, as well as being shown in several galleries in the USA, Israel, Belgium, Holland, South Korea and Spain.
In 2007 Ana moved to Kadima, a small town some 25 miles north of Tel Aviv, to a new home she and her life's partner David built, which includes the studio where she creates her work and a gallery where she displays it, open by appointment.
Ana works in two parallel styles, figurative and abstract, both converging in her use of fluid, clean and harmonious lines. Her figurative sculptures are somewhat distorted in their proportions, emphasizing voluptuosity and femininity, and expressing a wide variety of feelings: love, delight, togetherness, tenderness, joy of life, strenght and pride. Their daring expression of sensuality shows in a rare, charming way. Her abstract style is minimalistic with a certain Art Nouveau flair, and a good sense of balanced composition.
Ana casts her bronzes at a foundry near her home, using the lost wax method. She follows the whole process very closely, doing the finishing of the wax models by herself, and carefully supervising the polishing and finishing of her sculptures, up to the very special patinas she chooses. Ana is a perfectionist and each one of her pieces shows it.
In my sculptures I try to express beauty and harmony in clean and fluid lines, while using a minimalistic style, and to bring out good feelings of pleasure and peace of mind. I don’t separate between aesthetics and the search for meaning. My sculptures must convey feelings and expressions, without losing their fluidity of lines and proportions in all their tri-dimensionality.
I’ve asked myself why I do mostly women in my figurative style, and I think it’s because I’m a woman myself and I try to express through my work the way I believe women are, (or should be), strong and assertive, while soft, caring, expressive, sensuous and humorous.
Working with everlasting materials and dealing with human eternal themes, positive and universal, gives me a more balanced perspective of life and the world. The feeling of continuity, the knowledge that my works will remain long after myself, even after my descendants, is very comforting, easing the natural and universal fear of reaching an end.
I enjoy doing abstract pieces very much, expressing ideas, feelings, moods and even music through forms and lines. It’s a liberating experience to be able to be released from fixed proportions and rules and take off on a spiritual journey that has no bounds, only my imagination. When I succeed in creating a piece that I know instinctively is well achieved, the pleasure is infinite. The ideas of liberty and elevation recur in my work. That is why I like doing birds and butterflies. Their possibility of “taking off” fascinates me, combining the beauty of the lines of their trajectory with the higher meanings of spiritual elevation. In addition, I enjoy challenging bronze, a naturally heavy and massive material to stand up in airy and light forms.
I find that the search for beauty and aesthetics gives me a sense of internal peace, a caress to the soul, a rising to higher levels that allows me to disconnect from oppressive realities . It gives me hope and comfort, thus widening horizons and enriching the soul.