“Ana Thiel questions the future of mankind, our presence in the world and our relationship with the environment. Her work is based on a constant dialogue between nature, culture and humanity.” Katell Palix, curator, MusVerre Museum, France
Thiel exhibits internationally. Her retrospective exhibition Layers of Being traveled around Mexico, her native country, the US and Europe, sponsored by the Mexican Foreign Ministry. The book Ana Thiel, Coming Out from the Depths was published in celebration of this exhibition.
Among numerous awards and recognitions, she has twice been honored by a fellowship from the Mexican Council for the Arts, given to artists of high merit who have also contributed significantly to culture, and in 2006 she received First Prize at the Latin American Biennial of Art in Glass from the Museum of Glass and the National Council for the Arts in Mexico. She has been invited as a resident artist by countries such as Japan, Spain, France, Egypt, the Czech Republic and the US.
Her work forms part of public collections such as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; the Riihimaki Lasimuseet, Finland; Musverre, France; Alexander-Tutsek Stiftung, Germany; Ebeltoft, Denmark; MAVA, Spain; and Marinha Grande, Portugal; the Corning and the Tacoma Glass Museums in the USA; the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, and the Museo de la Cancillería in Mexico City, the MACAY in Yucatán, the Museo de Arte de Querétaro, the Museo del Pueblo in Guanajuato, and the Centro Cultural Nigromante en San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico among others.
Combining her Industrial Design background with years of experience in glass and mixed media, Ana Thiel also creates site-specific sculptures and glass murals. In conjunction with her artistic activity, Thiel has served on art museum and art association boards in leadership as well as advisory positions. She teaches workshops and offers lectures on art, creativity, and sculpture at conferences and simposiums as well as at universities and cultural institutions all around the world.