Logroño, Spain, 1981.
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.

Ana Montiel paints color fields that ebb and flow across her canvases, conveying musings about consciousness and spirituality. Mimicking radiant light, her paintings serve as portals to heightened states of perception and altered states of consciousness.

Her practice can be defined as a reflection on the limits of human experience, questioning the solidity of our perception and delving into ideas borrowed from neuroscience and other disciplines, like the premise that reality is nothing but a collective and controlled hallucination. For Montiel, altered states of consciousness are tools to go beyond the easily perceived, but she also embraces “normal waking state” ways of working.

With her works, Montiel opens windows onto a world that topples us and shoves us towards new prophetic dimensions, dimensions of the infinite and unknown. She considers herself a “mapper of the unconscious”.

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Selected Exhibitions

2022
INITIATION: 3 actos, OMR, Mexico City.
Form Follows Energy (Group), Lago / Algo, Mexico City.
How Rest the Brave, Nest, The Hague, Netherlands.

2021
Espirito Camminante (Group), Archivo Colectivo, Mexico City.

2020
Echo, Ago Projects in collaboration with joségarcía,mx, Mexico City.
Echo: Le temps ne coule plus. Il jaillit, NADA Miami 2020 with Peana Projects .
Invitation (Invitación), Aparador Cuchilla, Mexico City.
Resistance of the Sleepers, UCCA Dune Museum, Beidaihe, China.
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, FF projects in collaboration with joségarcía ,mx, Monterrey, Mexico.

2019
Polyphonies of Perception (the things we thought we saw together),  joségarcía ,mx , Mexico City.
BLUE MONDAY, Estudio Aldo Chaparro, Mexico City.
PRIMA MATERIA, Peana Off-Site, Gardiner, NY, USA.

2018
INNER SUN (Fanum no.1),  josegarcia ,mx gallery, Merida, Mexico.
SECRET 7”, The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, London, UK.
FIELDS, Sala Amós Salvador. Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.

2017
FIELDS at Gran Salon México, Garash Gallery, Mexico City.
FIELDS: Inner Monuments, Aparador Cuchilla at Aldo Chaparro’s studio, Mexico City.
CAMMINANDO SULL’ACQUA, Machete Gallery, Mexico City.

Artist Residencies

Art Residency and exhibition at Residency Unlimited (with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation & Peana Projects NY)

Collections

UTSW – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center