SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Jo Povi Romero
SAR Artists Live with Jo Povi Romero will take place Wednesday, October 27 at 6pm (MDT).
Join us for a deep-dive with Santa Fe-based artist Jo Povi Romero (Pojoaque, Cochiti, Santa Clara, and Ohkay Owingeh). She was raised in the studio painting alongside her father, Mateo Romero, and learning traditional pottery techniques from her mother, Melissa Talachy, and grandparents, Joe and Thelma Talachy.
Romero graduated from Dartmouth College with a major in Sculpture and Photography and a minor in Anthropology. Currently, her main sculpture mediums include clay (traditional and commercial), plaster, and metal. Her photography is medium-format black and white film and she specializes in multiple exposures stacked in the camera.
Women are Romero’s main models and she aims to capture their complexity and strength. Her work explores her identity as a Native queer woman as well as influences from ancient Mimbres pottery designs, Indigenous mythology, pop culture, and comic books.
Romero’s work has been displayed at the Black Family Visual Arts Center, Barrows Rotunda Gallery, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, and Nearburg Gallery. Recent projects include the SWAIA Drum Auction for Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and participation in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Mural Project led by the Living Legends Recipients (Diego and Mateo Romero).
To watch and chat with Jo Povi Romero about her sculptural and photographic work, login to your Instagram account and go to SAR’s Instagram page at 6pm (MDT) on October 27!
(Photo courtesy of Cara Romero)