3014 Orchard Hill, San Antonio, TX, 78230
Gloria Sanchez Hart has a Master’s degree in Printmaking. Mexican-born, her series of 72 intaglios and lithographs titled “Redes“ was first exhibited at the University of Guadalajara in 1979. “Redes” was exhibited extensively in Mexico, and in 1989 after Sanchez Hart immigrated to the United States, it was exhibited in San Antonio, Texas. The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in the HemisFair Plaza sponsored the event.
Art critic Dan R. Goddard reviewed the exhibit in his post in the Express-News, 07/23/1989.
“Particularly compelling is her series on the life and death of fishermen. In richly detailed prints, she depicts the fishermen as symbols of life lived close to nature. The fine mesh of the nets surround the figures of the fishermen with strong backs and highly stylized features. The image of the men pulling on a net takes on a ritualistic quality, like some ancient ceremony of a lost religion.”
In 2010 she had her first retrospective exhibition titled “40 Years of Printmaking” at Stone Metal Press in the Blue Star Arts Complex in San Antonio. During her residency at Stone Metal Press Sanchez Hart participated in large print Steam Roller events including Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio Museum of Art, and McNay Art Museum. In 2012 United Way of San Antonio commissioned Sanchez Hart to create an intaglio “Procreation” with an edition of 24 prints to present as awards to the Volunteers of the Year.
In 2013 and 2014 Sánchez Hart had the honor to receive the position as Artist in Residence at The Printmaking Base in Guanlan, China. 8 of her prints are in the China Printmaking Museum permanent collection.
27 of her prints are displayed as part of the San Antonio University Hospital Systems Sky Tower collection. The Carver Community Cultural Center was the venue that corresponded to Sanchez Hart in her “Common Currents 300 Years 300 Artists” participation. Bihl Haus Arts hosted Sanchez Hart’s “Eel Road” ceiling installation in 2019. San Antonio Museum of Art commissioned Sanchez-Hart to create an installation in the Great Hall to celebrate Dia de los Muertos 2019.
Sanchez Hart was selected to participate in the PrintAustin Festival 2021 and simultaneously she celebrated a retrospective “50 Years of Printmaking” at Tiemann Art Gallery in Round Rock, Texas. In May 2021, her retrospective was featured as among the Top Five Art Shows in Texas by Glasstire. Two of her wood cut prints have been selected by The Printing Museum in Houston for the show Think Ink in November 2021. One of her large prints, 5’ x 3’, will be exhibited in the Steamrolled VIII show at The Printing Museum in January 2022.