Romero, Mateo

Mateo Romero
Born 1966 in Berkley, California; lives in Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico

CONTEMPORARY COCHITI PUEBLO PAINTER, Mateo Romero is an internationally known artist. He is the recipient of the prestigious Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship award in 2016. 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. Romero is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally in Canada and in the United States. He is a former Dubin Fellow in painting at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, NM. In 2019, Romero received the Native treasures Living Treasures Award from the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Romero’s work is part of many museum collections, including the Autry Museum, Hood Museum, Denver Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. He paints in his studio at the Poeh Cultural Center and lives in Pojoaque Pueblo with his wife, Melissa, and their children, Erik, Povi, Rain and River.

Notable Awards and Achievements
2021 Haak’u Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo, Collaborative Mural Project
2021 Denver International Airport, United VIP Lounge Commission
2019 Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Native Treasures Award Recipient
2016 Native Arts and Culture Foundation, National Artist Fellow
2012 Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, “Red Meridian”, one-man show
2008 SWAIA Poster Artist

Gallery Representation
King Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona
Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Fri 09

Toy Drive: Toys for Turtle Moutain

November 19 - December 12
Sat 10

Snow Globe Workshop

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun 11

Sensory-Friendly Day

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm