artnet Asks: Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid

This Colombian minimalist is know for textile-inspired color studies.

Amparo Carvajal Hufschmid, Untitled
Amparo Carvajal Hufschmid, Untitled Monotype 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Photo: courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art.
Amparao Carvajal-Hufschmid, It Is Okay To Be Here

Amparao Carvajal-Hufschmid, It Is Okay To Be Here
Unique woodcut, 22 x 60 in.
Photo courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art.

Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid was born in Colombia, and attended Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, State University of New York at Purchase, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is primarily known for her intricate textile-inspired woodblock prints, showcasing her dexterity of paint brush and material. She is currently a visiting lecturer in studio art at Dartmouth College. Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States and South America, including at Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University and at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
After my first day in kindergarten

Amparo Carvajal Hufschmid, There is Nothing to be Gained  Here  22 x 30 in. Photo: courtesy of the artist and McGowen Fine Art.

Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid, There is Nothing to be Gained Here
22 x 30 in.
Photo courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art.

What inspires you?
Everything and nothing

Amparo Carvajal Hufschmid, Untitled

Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid, Untitled
Monotype, 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Photo courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art.

If you could own any work of modern or contemporary art, what would it be?
Fred Sandback in my pocket. Richard Serra delivered by truck.

Amparo Carvajal Hufschmid, There Are Theives About Monoprint 5 1/2 x 8 in. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art.

Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid, There Are Theives About
Monoprint, 5 1/2 x 8 in.
Photo courtesy of the artist and McGowan Fine Art.

What are you working on at the moment?
Minimalist compositions on gampi paper made in the studio.

When not making art, what do you like to do? 
Read, walk, and cook.


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