Ana González (born 26 August 1970) is a designer, artist and photographer. She was born in Toledo, Spain, and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Madrid and in the shooting school EFTI.
Ana Gonzalez founded together with her creative partner Óscar Benito the fashion brand Locking Shocking in 1996. They were her partners for the next 10 years, until they dissolved the brand in 2007.
During those years Ana González worked as a creative director acclaimed by public and critic and awarded with the L'Oréal Paris Award for the best young SS’03 collection and the Gran Prix de la moda Marie Claire for the Best National Designer in 2004.
In 2008 Ana González has decided to go it alone and she founded her new label Ana Locking. The result is Reentry, her autumn-winter 2007 collection and the opera prima that won her the L´Oréal Prize at the February 2008 edition of Pasarela Cibeles.
In September 2009 she presented her SS’10 collection in New York’s Public Library during the NY Fashion Week with her partners from project ‘4Eyes’.
In November 2009 she won the Cosmopolitan Fashion Price for the Best Designer of the year.
Ana keeps herself updated of the new artistic disciplines, as she studied in the University of Fine Arts of Madrid. That’s the reason why she has also collaborated with different cultural institutions and artistic organizations through expositions, installations, video-art, photography, seminars, conferences, classes, etc.
MNCARS (National Museum of Art Reina Sofía de Madrid), MUSAC (Museum of Modern Art of Castilla-León), MACBA (Museum of Modern Art of Barcelona), IVAM (Institute of Modern Art of Valencia), DA2 (Museum of Modern Art of Salamanca), Museum of the Costume, ‘Casa de América’, ‘Casa Encendida’ of Madrid, ‘Canal de Isabel II’ of Madrid, ‘INJUVE’ (Youth Institute of Madrid), ‘La Fábrica’ Gallery in Madrid.
All these projects help her to grow and evolve through what she considers should be the grounds of every sensitivity related to creation.