Irv Resume

Untitled Document
Irvin Trujillo signature mark

Irvin Trujillo


  •   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
  • Professional Engineering License 1984
  • Learned weaving from Jacobo Ortega. Trujillo 1965


  • “Weaving in New Mexico”, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, May 23, 2016- July 19, 2017
  • “Chimayó: A Pilgrimage through Two Centuries”, Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, March 12, 2016 – April 2017
  • “Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today's Global Market Place”, Museum of International Folk Art, July 3, 2016 – Jan 8, 2018
  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts - The Governor's Gallery hosted the exhibition honoring that year's recipients of this prestigious award. September 201
  • 5
  • “The World in New Mexico/ New Mexico in the World: Bridging Continental Traditions at the Museum of International Folk Art” Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol, Jan 6 - Apr 21, 2017
  • "Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry", Denver Art Museum, Denver CO, May 31, 2015 - March 2016
  • The Art is the Cloth"
  •   New Hampshire Institute of Art,  Manchester, New Hampshire Oct 4-Nov 5 2014
    Walton Center Gallery, Newton Pennsylvania, Dec 4 – 9 Feb 2015
    Deerfield Academy, South Deerfield MA, Mar 26 – May1 2015
  • "Beyond Tradition, Innovation in Art", Spanish Colonial Art Museum ,Santa Fe NM ,May 2014-Nov 2014
  • "Art Grounded in Region", 2nd International Triennial of Kogei in Kanazawa,  21st Century of Contemporary Art Museum, Kanazawa Japan, August 3-August 29 2013
  • "Earth Chronicles Project –The Artists Process New Mexico", Santa Fe Arts Institute, April 15 – May 17 2013
  • "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  2009– January 2011
  • "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
  • "XXV Feria Annual de Artesania de Plaza las Americas", San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2007
  • "The Passionate Journey: Contemporary Southwestern Weaving", Roswell Museum, Roswell NM Sept 2003 to January 2004
  • "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 of New Mexico" Albuquerque NM May-Sept 2001
  • "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
  • "Efectos del Pais: Hispanic Weaving of Colorado and New Mexico" Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO,  April to October 1999
  • "Across Frontiers" at the Governors Gallery, Santa Fe, NM July to August 1998
  • "The Legacy of Spanish Colonial America"; Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky, October to December1998
  • Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy Washington DC 1996 – present
  • "Chimayo Weavings; 1865 to the Present" Los Colores Hispanic Textile Museum, Corrales, NM, June to October 1993.
  • "Chispas, Cultural Warriors of New Mexico", The Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona February 1992 thru April 1993
  • "1993: Year of American Craft"; at The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, weavings of Irvin and Lisa Trujillo were on exhibit February through March 1993.
  • "Patterns of Prestige", Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles California March 10- June 15, 1992
  • "Generations of Traditions", The Heard Museum, Phoenix Arizona Feb 1991 Jan 1992
  • "Trujillo Weavings Devin-Beghi", Bukhara, Uzbekistan USSR June-Sept, 1991
  • "Trujillo Weaving at Centinela Ranch", Old Traditions New Explorations, Roswell Museum and Art Center March to July 1990
  • "De Colores, Two Centuries of Historic Mexican Serapes from the Andrew Nagen" Collection Arizona Historical Society, (lecture and weaving demonstration), August 1988
  • "Fourth Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition",San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo,TX, December 1988

  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts 2015
  • National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow 2007
  • National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow 2007
  • Spanish Colonial Art Society Spanish Market, Santa Fe, N. M.
  • Grand Prize Award "Sembrando la Juerta",  2012
    Grand Prize Award "Soul with a Capital S", 2008
    Museum Purchase Award "Saltillo Shadow" 2006
    Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement 2005
    Purchase Award "Double Weave Ikat" 2002>
    Grand Prize Award 1999 "La Entriega"
    Grand Prize Award 1984 "Moki Inspirado"
    Purchase Award 1984 "Moki Inspirado"
    Jake O. Trujillo Award for Excellence in Weaving 1992, 1995, 2007, 2008,2010,2011,1012,2013,2014
    Award for Excellence in weaving 1st place-2006, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014
    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, 2007,2012
  • Museum Fiber Arts Festival, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe NM
  • 1st  Prize for Contemporary Eccentric Weave "La Vereda" 1998
    1st prize for Horizontal Geometric Weave (Contemporary) 1999
    1st prize Horizontal Geometric Weave (Classic)1999


  • Irvin Trujillo- Rio Grande Weaver, Lecture Handweavers Guild of America, Biennial June 2008
  • Irvin Trujillo- Rio Grande Weaver, Lecture Nerman Museum Overland Park Kansas
  • Assembly of a 19th century Rio Grande Loom”, Workshop,  Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque NM, Nov 2005

  • Irvin Trujillo 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, Juror and 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/li>
  • Museum Investigation of Rio Grande Textiles”, Workshop, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe NM April 1991
  • Jerga and Ikat, Workshop, for Spanish Colonial Art Society, 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, Phoenix 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-New Mexico History Day, Los Alamos Middle School, Every February
  • Chimayo Weaving-John Hyson School, Chimayo NM 1998-2000
  • Rio Grande Weaving, Lecture, Centinela Traditional Arts, Chimayo New Mexico 1984 – Present (lectures for studio tours)


  • Professional Engineers License 1984-2000
  • Governor Appointment to New Mexico Arts Commission 1984-1987
  • Spanish Colonial Art Society 1976 to present
  • American Tapestry Alliance 2000 to present
  • Handweavers Guild of America 1985 to present


  • Design of a mechanized plying machine 2003
  • Design standardized loom drawings for construction of a Rio Grande Loom 1998
  • Designed Dyehouse for dyeing 1993
  • Designed a 12 foot wide (Mechanized Shed) rug loom 1992
  • Development technique for using Ikat within Tapestry structure 1985
  • Development of a Sectional Warping and Beaming mill 1985