Lisa Trujillo resume

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Lisa Trujillo


  • Graduated Los Alamos High School Los Alamos, NM June 1978
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing , May 1982
  • After graduating from UNM I began to weave with Chimayo weaver Irvin Trujillo and his father, Jake O. Trujillo, and started Centinela Traditional Arts.


  • “Weaving in New Mexico”, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, NM, May 23, 2016- July 19, 2017
  • “Chimayó: A Pilgrimage through Two Centuries”, Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, Santa Fe, NM March 12, 2016 – April 2017
  • “From New Spain to New Art” Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, Santa Fe, NM November 11, 2016 – April 3, 2017
  • “Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today's Global Market Place”, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM July 3, 2016 – Jan 8, 2018
  • "The Red that Colored the World": Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, May 17 2015-September 13 2015
    Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA October 31, 2015-March 21, 2015
  • "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
  • "Irvin and Lisa Trujillo", Tennessee Tech University, Derryberry Gallery, March 12-April 5, 2012
  • "Unfolding Tradition: Rio Grande Textiles", Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park Kansas, July 27 - August 24 2008
  • "The Passionate Journey: Contemporary Southwestern Weaving", Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM, September 2003-January 2004.
  • "The Saltillo Sarape: Enigma and Imprint", Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico, June to September, 2003.
  • "Ahora", National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, September 2002 to January 2003.
  • "The Thread of New Mexico", The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, May to September 2001.
  • "From Lausanne to Beijing-Beijing 2000 International Tapestry Art Exhibition", Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China October 2000
  • "Thread by Thread: American Tapestry Biennial III-2000, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, May to June 2000
  • "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 December 1998
  • "Across Frontiers" at the Governors Gallery, Santa Fe, NM July to August 1998.
  • "Selections from the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and Traditional Spanish Market" at the Governors Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, July to August 1993.
  • "Chimayo Weavings; 1865 to the Present" Los Colores Hispanic Textile Museum, Corrales, NM, June to October 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: The Design and Infuluence of the Saltillo Sarape", Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
  • "Trujillo Weavings," Devin-Beghi, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, USSR June to September 1991.
  • "Generations of Traditions", The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ February, 1991 to January, 1992
  • "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
Spanish Market,Santa Fe, NM July of 1982 to 2011
  • First Prize - “Candy Store” 2016
  • Museum Purchase Award - “Candy Store” 2016
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - “Candy Store” 2016
  • Honorable Mention-Lace 2015
  • Honorable Mention-Vista 2014
  • E Boyd Award-Mountain Tips 2012
  • Design Award-Sum of the Parts 2011
  • 2nd Place and La Lana Wools Award - Gem Tones 2010
  • 3rd Place - Sum of the Parts 2008
  • 2nd Place Roots in Rio Grande 2007
  • Honorable Mention - Moki Embrace 2006
  • 2nd Place-"A Friendly Get-Together" 2005
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Montano" 2004
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Bermuda Diamond" 2003
  • 2nd Place -"Fundamental" 2002
  • Jake O Trujillo Award -"Rio Grande Digest" 2001
  • La Lana Wools Award - "Del Sur" 1999
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Spumoni" 1998
  • La Lana Wools Award - "Tellin' Tales" 1998
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Dividing Lines" 1997
  • Award for Excellence in Rio Grande Textiles - "Todas Madres" 1996
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Nubes con Lluvia" 1994
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Bubbles" 1993
  • Jake O Trujillo Award - "Passion in the Web" 1990
  • Honorable Mention - "Devotion" 1987
  • 1st Prize - "When the Moors Invade Saltillo" 1985
  • Honorable Mention -"Rio Grande blanket two widths seamed"

Museum Fiber Arts Festival, Museum of Indan Arts and Culture, MNM June of 1998 to 2004

  • 1st Prize for Contemporary Eccentric - "Bermuda Diamond" 2003
  • 1st Prize for Geometric Horizontal - "Gourdian Saltillo" 2003
  • 2nd Prize for Contemporary Blanket, Geometric Horizontal - "Prototypical Chimayo" 2003
  • People's Choice Award - "Fundamental" 2002
  • 1st Prize for Contemporary Complex Geometric - "Fundamental" 2002
  • 1st Prize for Contemporary Geometric Weave, Banded - "Rio Grande Digest" 2002
  • 2nd Prize for Contemporary Complex Geometric - "Carnelian" 2002
  • 1st Prize for Ikat - "Arana del Valle" 2000
  • 3rd Prize for Contemporary Pictorial - "Always Greener" 2000
  • 1st Prize for Horizontal Eccentric Weave -"Del Sur" 1999
  • 1st Prize for Traditional Ikat -"Bubbles" 1998
  • 1st Prize for Traditional Eccentric-"Tellin' Tales" 1998
  • 2nd Prize for Traditional Eccentric-"Todas Madres" 1998
New Mexico State Fair, Crafts of Yesteryear, September of 1981 to 1986
  • Third premium 1981
  • Second premium 1983
  • Second premium 1984
  • Best of Show 1985
  • Feria Artesana, Albuquerque, NM, September of 1982 to 1986
  • "Fibers from Northern New Mexico" McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, TX, April 1986
  • "New Mexico in Denver" Master Editions Gallery, Denver, CO, September 1985
  • "Los Tejidos do los Trujillos - Weaving at Centinela Ranch," Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM, May - June 1985
  • "Woven West," The Spinnery, Neshanic Station, NJ, April 1985
  • "The Chimayo Connection," Portfolio Gallery, Los Alamos, NM, September 1984


  • Slide shows to museum groups, weaving guilds, etc,
  • Three day-workshop at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, Espanola, NM - repeating
  • Chimayo weaving workshop at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico, November 2016
  • Wild West Weaving Gallery workshop in conjunction with Silver City Fiber Arts Festival, November 2011
  • St Louis Weavers Guild Tapestry Study Group workshop, May 2011
  • American Tapestry Alliance member workshop, Taos, NM, April 2011
  • "Rio Grande Weaving" - Lecture at Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, May 2005 and an advisorial role in the curating of the exhibit and catalog publication "Wonders of the Weavers".
  • Convergence 2004, Handweavers Guild of America workshop, Denver, CO June 2004
  • Handweavers Guild of Boulder workshop workshop, Boulder, CO February 2002
  • Chicano Art symposium, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, May 1992
  • Intermountain Weavers Conference workshop, Colorado Springs, CO, August 1991


  • Carmella Padilla & Barbara Anderson, A Red Like No Other: New York: Skira Rizzoli, p. 278
  • Mary Terence McKay and Lisa Trujillo,The Centinela Weavers of Chimayo: Unfolding Tradition Chimayo: Centinela Traditional Arts
  • Helen R. Lucero & Suzanne Baizerman, Chimayo Weaving: The Transformation of a Tradition Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, p.139-148
  • Dexter Cerillo, Across Frontiers: Hispanic Crafts of New Mexico San Francisco: Chronicle Books, p.44-45, 56-57.
  • Foundations of Algebra and Geometry New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, p.195.
  • Mary Emmerling American Country West New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers, p.218-219
  • Constance Stapleton Crafts of America New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, p.296-297
  • Suzanne Carmichael, The Traveler's Guide to American Crafts New York: Dutton, p.101 and color plate.
  • Douglas Kent Hall The Thread of New Mexico The Albuquerque Museum, p.65-68