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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
  • Learned weaving from Jacobo O. Trujillo 1965


  • Irvin and Lisa Trujillo, Tennessee Tech University, Derryberry Gallery March 12-April 5, 2012
  • “Art Grounded in Region”, 2nd International Trienale of Kogei in Kanazawa, 21st Century of Contemporary Art, 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
  • “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 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, Pheonix, 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 Mar 10- Jun 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


  • National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow 2007·
  • Spanish Colonial Art Society Spanish Market, Santa Fe, N. M.

< Grande Prize Award“ Sembrando la Juerta” 2012
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 “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, 2010,2011,2012,2013,14
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, 2014


  • “Irvin Trujillo” lecture for the” Convergence 2010, Handweavers Guild of America”, Albuquerque New Mexico June 2010
  • “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
  • Designed of a 12 foot wide (Mechanized Shed) rug loom 1991
  • Development technique for using Ikat within Tapestry structure 1985
  • Development of a sectional warping and Beaming mill 1985
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