Special Guest Lecturer: Mateo Romero
Cochiti Pottery In The Coe Collection

First Friday,
February 3rd at 1:00 PM

Mateo Romero is an award-winning, contemporary Cochiti Pueblo painter. Romero received his BA in Painting and Art History from Dartmouth College and his MFA from the University of New Mexico. He also interned at the Tamarind Institute to become a Master Lithographer. In addition to his artmaking, Mateo is a scholar and writer. He has authored Painting the Underworld Sky, published by SAR Press, along with many articles published in periodicals and anthologies.

Romero has studied and collected Cochiti Pueblo pottery for many years. He has vast knowledge on this topic including the variety of styles, techniques, and themes. 

We are excited to invite Mateo to the Coe Center and be a part of our first First Friday of the year!

Please join us to hear a fascinating discussion of Cochiti Pueblo pottery.

For more information about Mateo, please visit his website at: www.mateoromerostudio.com.

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More About The Artist

Contemporary Pueblo painter Mateo Romero was born and raised in Berkeley, California. Although his cultural background is an urban one, through his father Santiago Romero and his connection to their Southern Keresan Cochiti people, this experience includes much of the Rio Grande Pueblo world as well. Mateo attended Dartmouth College and studied with acclaimed artists Ben Frank Moss and Varujan Boghosian. 

He received an MFA in printmaking from the University of New Mexico. Mateo is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally in Canada and in the United States. He is currently a Dubin Fellow in painting at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, NM, and paints in his studio in Santa Fe and lives in Pojoaque Pueblo with his wife, Melissa, and their children Erik, Povi, and Rain.