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Kukuli


Velarde

Kukuli Velarde
Ceramicist
Philadelphia, PA
2009 USA Fellow

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

Portrait photo courtesy Doug Herren.

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  • Native Hysteric Macuarra. Vulnerable, defenseless. A fascinating prey. She gets scared easy, Mixteca PerĂº, AD 1250-1500, 2006; photo courtesy Doug Herren