< Maco Fernández



Maco Fernández Puga (1978) manifested an early interest in art exploring techniques of illustration, oil, collage and sculpture. In 1997 she moved from her hometown, Temuco, to Santiago, where she graduated as a Graphic Designer. Between 2004 and 2006, she traveled to Paris to work at the company Group Plan Créatif. In parallel, she studied Drawing with a live model at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and also obtained a Master’s degree in Visual Communications Management at the École d’art Maryse Eloy. In 2006, after her return to Chile, she resumed work in her Design office and worked as a teacher in this area until 2016. At the same time, she studied Metal Engraving at the Catholic University of Chile and in 2014 she opened her Engraving Workshop. She specializes mainly in water ink and drypoint techniques, and later incorporated interventions in acrylics and collage.
She has been an exhibitor at art fairs such as ArtStgo and Artweek. Her creations mainly address the themes of origins, national identity, the question of the feminine and the question of the gaze.



My language is images, through them I can communicate and express iconic/symbolic topics and themes that involve me and the rest of the world!

My creative thinking process, the engraving techniques with the poetic stain and the veiled mixed with my imaginary fragments of characters, animals; the many beautiful forms that I refuse to forget the life periods of the history that become current through the view of the ones that orbit my life which allows me to touched “the real” of the encounters with others, with myself and with the familiar, immeasurable life around me.