Ana M. Garces-Kiley

Ana Garcés Kiley

Adjunct Lecturer of Art
Music and Art



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Ana Garcés Kiley received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from the University of Houston. She is a LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies fellow and the recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA award, the Kimbrough Fund award from the Dallas Museum of Art, and was awarded a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts as well as in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of Art. She has taught at Columbia University, SUNY, and CUNY. She exhibits her work throughout the United States and abroad. Originally from Colombia, she currently lives/works in New York City.

“My work aspires to a beauty that is not merely decorative, but rather multidimensional, unsettling, and becoming.”

“I am interested in using paint and transparent materials to create multi-layered compositions that, through a play with light, reflection, and shadow, explore simultaneity of image and emptiness. I have also taken some work off the wall and foregone the opacity of the traditional canvas. They now suspend or sit in the center of the room like a portal. “



MFA, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY (2000)

BFA, University of Houston, Houston, TX (1997)

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


2019 “Nothing is Itself All the Way Through”, Paul Calendrillo, New York, NY

2013 “Everlasting Light”, Greene Contemporary, New York, NY

2008 “Entre el Aliento y Saliva”, Latincollector Gallery, New York, NY

 “Beating Between our Veins”, Taller Boricua Gallery, New York, NY

2007 “Inbetween Being”, Neiman Gallery, LeRoy Neiman Center for

Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY

2003 “cross paintings”, Mother Dog Studios Houston, TX


2021 “The Dark Side of the Earth”, SPRING BREAK ART FAIR 2021, booth 1145, curated by Anthony Haden-Guest, New York, NY

“Shrine to Beauty”, FiloSofi Arts, Cranford, NJ

2018 “Figuratively Speaking”, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY

“Art/Works”, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

2017 “Bronx Calling: Fourth AIM Biennial”, Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY

“Diaphanous”, Paul Calendrillo Gallery, New York, NY

“Sympathetic Magic”, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2014 “Love is in the Air”, Mayson Gallery, New York, NY

2013 “Modern Forms”, Mayson Gallery, New York, NY

2011 “Viva America”, SUNY, Empire State College, Brooklyn, NYC

2010 “New Media, Sex and Culture in the 21st Century”, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

 “Las Meninas”, Madrid, Spain (traveling show – private collection of Joanna Caparros)

“Little Deaths”, Famous Accountants ( 2 person show), Brooklyn, NY

2009 “The Exquisite Corpse”, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Adjunct Faculty Show, Empire State College (Metro), SUNY, New York, NY

2008 PINTA, Contemporary Latin American Art Fair, Latincollector Gallery, NY, NY

Gastronomia / Erotica y Estimulante, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Faculty Show, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, New York, NY

“Nightmares and Dreamscapes”, Alberto Peola Gallery, Curated by Ombretta Agró, Turin, Italy

2007 ScopeMiami Art Fair, Step1 Art, NY, NY

PINTA, Contemporary Latin American Art Fair

Latincollector Gallery, New York, NY

“Momenta Art Benefit”, Momenta Art and White Columns New York, NY

“Deviant Behavior”, ARTFORMZ , Design District Miami, FL

“Livres Artistes”, The University of the South Art GallerySewanee, TN

 “5×7”, Arthouse, Finesilver Gallery, Glasstire and Dunn and

Brown Contemporary , Austin, Houston and Dallas, TX

2005 Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA

2003 Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY

2002 “Three Artists”, Baquero Gallery, Houston, TX

           “The Big Show”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2000 Columbia University MFA Exhibition, Curated by Thelma Golden, New York, NY


Honors, Awards and Affiliations


2016 AIM 36, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2007 Wheeler Foundation Grant, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2000 Residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2000 Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, New York, NY

1999 National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

1998 LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies Fellowship, New York, NY

Golden Key National Honor Society-Art International

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