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Irvin Trujillo

Chimayo, New Mexico


• Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico 1979

• Associate of Science degree in Machine Design, Eastern New Mexico University 1972

• Associate of Science degree in Civil Technology 1972


“Irvin and Lisa Trujillo” Tennessee Tech University, Derryberry Gallery March 12-April 5, 2012

• “A Century of American Masters ,NEA National Heritage Fellows” ,Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe New Mexico July 19 2009 – May 2 2010

• “Warp Meets Weft” Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Salt Lake City, Utah September 11- November 12 2008

• “Unfolding Tradition” Rio Grande Textiles, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park Kansas July 27 – August 24 2008

• “Ahora”, New Mexican Hispanic Art, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico Sept 2002- Jan 2003.

• "Arte Latino, Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” Oakland Museum Of Art Nov 2- Jan 26, 2003 Oakland, California Museum of Fine Arts Jun 28-Sept 22, 2002 Santa Fe, New Mexico Palm Springs Desert Museum Feb 20– Apr28 2002 Palm Springs, California Orlando Museum of Art Dec 23 - Feb 18, 2001 Orlando, Florida The Terra Museum Sept 7- Nov, 2001 Chicago, Illinois

• "Thread by Thread", American Tapestry Biennial III 2000, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky May 2000

• "American Encounters", National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Washington DC 1992 - 2003

• "Trujillo Weavings" Devin-Beghi, Bukhara, Uzbekistan USSR June-Sept, 1991

• “Efectos del Pais: Hispanic Weaving of Colorado and New Mexico" Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO April to October 1999

• "The Legacy of Spanish Colonial America" Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY October to December1998 • "Art in Embassies Program" US Embassy Washington DC 1996 – present

• “Chispas”, Cultural Warriors of New Mexico, The Heard Museum, Pheonix, Arizona February 1992 thru April 1993

• "Patterns of Prestige", Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles California Mar 10- Jun 15, 1992

• "Generations of Traditions" The Heard Museum, Phoenix Arizona Feb 1991 Jan 1992 AWARDS

• National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow 2007

• Spanish Colonial Art Society Spanish Market, Santa Fe, N. M.

Grande Prize Award “Soul with a Capital S” 2008

Museum Purchase Award “Saltillo Shadow” 2006

Grande Prize Award “Saltillo Shadow” 2006

Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement 2005

Purchase Award “Double Weave Ikat” 2002

Grande Prize Award 1991

“ La Entriega” Grande Prize Award 1984

Jake O. Trujillo Award for Excellence in Weaving 1992, 1995, 2007, 2008,2010

Award for Excellence in weaving 1st place-2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

2nd place- 1999, 2004

, Cerro Mojino Woolworks Award for Rio Grande weaving style 2004, 2005

Los Colores Museum Award for Excellence in Rio Grande textiles 1994

La Lana Wools Award 2001, 2007


• “Assembly of a 19th century Rio Grande Loom”, Workshop, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM Nov 2005 Docent Lecture Nov 2010 Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

• “Chimayo Weaving”, Workshop, Handweavers Guild of America Convergence 2004, Denver CO June 2004

• “Weft Tapestry Ikat”,Lecture, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM July 2003

• “Irvin Trujillo”,Lecture, American Tapestry Alliance Biennial 2000, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights Kentucky June 2000

• “Ikat”, Workshop, University of North Dakota, Bismark North Dakota 2000 • “Natural Dyeing”, Workshop, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA September 1998

• “Chicano Art”, Symposium, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 1992

• “Museum Investigation of Rio Grande Textiles”, Workshop, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe NM April 1991

• “Jerga and Ikat”, Workshop, Centinela Traditional Arts Chimayo, NM September 1991

• “Natural Dyeing”, Workshop, Centinela Traditional Arts, Chimayo NM September 1991

• “Professional Development” Workshop, Centinela Traditional Arts, Chimayo NM October 1991

• “Design”, Workshop, Heard Museum, Pheonix AZ September 1991

• “ Southwest Weaving” Symposium, Intermountain Weavers Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico June 1990

• Natural Dyeing Workshop to Ecuadorian Weavers (in Spanish) Centinela Traditional Arts May 1989

• New Mexico Artist in Residence 1985-1986 • “Chimayo Weaving” workshop, Denver weaving guild May 1987

• “Rio Grande Weaving”, Lecture, Centinela Traditional Arts, Chimayo New Mexico 1984 – Present (lectures for studio tours)


• Design of a mechanized plying machine 2003

• Production of Rio Grande Looms 1998

• Design standardized loom drawings for construction of a Rio Grande Loom 1998

• Designed Dyehouse for dyeing 1993

• Development of a 12 foot wide (Mechanized Shed) loom for large pieces 1991

• Development technique for using Ikat within Tapestry structure 1985

• Development of a sectional warping and Beaming mill 1985

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