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Alumnus Diego Romero Awarded United States Artists Fellowship

Firmly positioning his work within an Indigenous visuality, Diego Romero has built a career constructing ceramic vessels that elevate Pueblo life to Olympian stature. A third generation professional artist, Romero was born and raised in Berkeley, California to a Cochiti father and a non-Native mother.

Sandow Birk USA Fellow

Alumni Sandow Birk ('89) is the recipient of 2014 USA Fellowship Award.  He is one of 34 artists nominated and selected from a variety of creative fields to receive the award this year.  Birk has also received grants or fellowships from the NEA,  Guggenheim Foundation, J.Paul Getty Foundation, City of Los Angeles (COLA), and Smithsonian Institution.  A Fulbright Fellow to Rio de Janeiro in 1997, the artist has also been Artist in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts



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