Bio-Morphic - Ana Llorente - Insectos Trabajadores
16x12.5", armillaria mellea spores prints on water color paper
ANA LLORENTE BIO
Ana Llorente is a Cuban-Venezuelan designer and educator living and working in San Francisco, California. With over 20 years of combined experience in graphic design, experiential design and education, Ana teaches graduate and undergraduate design courses at California College of the Arts and Otis College of Art and Design. Currently her practice focuses on collaborative experiences integrating learning and audience engagement, experimenting with natural materials, and research on Cuban graphic design. Ana’s work has been recognized by The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), The Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), the American Association of Museums (AAM), How Magazine, Print Magazine, Graphis, Mohawk Papers, University College Designers Association (UCDA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Hybrid Species is an ongoing series that happens during moments of quiet and close observation in my studio. Foraged and collected natural materials are preserved with collage and various printing techniques. This series is an opportunity to write new chapters for these remnants of nature, to create physical reminders of lives well lived, and to capture the essence of their most vulnerable state.