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Photo by Doug Herren.


Kukuli Velarde


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kukuli Velarde borrows from pre-Columbian ceramic traditions to create fantastical clay figures that confront contemporary topics such as gender and identity issues and socio-political concerns. She left her native Peru at 22 and received an MA from Hunter College in New York in 1987.

Donor -This award was generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

This artist page was last updated on: 07.12.2024