Gloria Palacio 

“Nature” – etching and intaglio


“Nature has always been a constant reference in my life and work. Since an early age I have had permanent contact with her, its silent and exuberant presence and natural colors. My identity is related and intrinsically united with nature. 

Nature is the recurring theme in my art as well. I approach nature through a momentary appreciation. This appreciation is simple and direct, and essentially emphasizes nature's magnificent presence. 

Thus contemplating nature, I discover its fragility and vulnerability, and daily injustice inflicted upon it by the humankind. I realize that one of the greatest losses of the modern man is his disassociation from nature and tragic inability to get reconnected once again.

I see engraving as a means of reference to nature's own way of expression, alluding to lines and signs, always leaving a mark.

The purpose of my work is to remind of our true and intimate relationship with nature whose part and parcel we are. Its preservation should be our commitment forever.

Born in Colombia, Gloria Palacio is a Montreal-based artist who has been living and working in Canada since 2002. She is a painter and printmaker with many years of professional activity and holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Pantheon-Sorbonne University I in Paris. She also attended painting workshops at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts. 

Since 1983, Palacio has exhibited her work individually and collectively, both in Canada and abroad. She has participated in many international printmaking biennials and triennials. Her works are part of public and private collections in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, U.S.A, France, 

Romania, Bulgaria, Chine, Belgium, Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Ecuador, Japan, Ukraine 

In 1989, she won the engraving prize at the Salon d'ete exhibition of the Artistic Group of Haute-Auvergne Saint-Flour, France. She is a member of Atelier Circulaire, artist center dedicated to excellence in the production dissemination of printed art, where she works on her production.

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