Exhibitions & Awards

Selected Exhibitions


Man of Two Worlds
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
San Luis Obispo, California


Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs, California

Travois Gallery Space
Kansas City, MO

Ritual de los Sueños
Museo Textil de Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico


Cycle of Life
Cam Gallery, Carnegie Art Museum
Oxnard, California


Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat
10th International Shibori Symposium and Exhibition
Centro de las Artes, San Agustín, Oaxaca, México

Manos y Alma de Oaxaca
Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares
México City, México


Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Art
World Award for the most outstanding traditional art and culture. A traveling exhibit shown in London, Egypt, USA, Norway, Denmark, and Canada (2015 through 2017)


Threads of Life
Museum of Ventura County,
Ventura, California

Bienal de Artes Indigenas Contemporaneo
Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares
Mexico City, México

Selected Interviews

5 ways to fix fashion’s biggest pollution problem
Vogue Australia

Vivid Colors, Naturally
New York Times

Saving an Ancient Craft:
Porfirio Gutiérrez Returns Hom
American Indian, Magazine of Smithsonian’s
National Museum of the American Indian

A Colorful Tradition
Index, Harvard University

Ancient Weaving
PBS TV (video)

The Fabric of your Life
Selvedge, London

Tejedor de Sueños
Univision TV (video)

No Quería Ser un Artesano Más
El Universal (newspaper article)

The Weaver from the Place of God
Flint Magazine (video on Flint website)

Local Hero
Hole & Corner, London

Museum Collections

National Museum of American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Fogg Museum, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fomento Cultural Banamex
Mexico City, Mexico

Contemporary Art Museum
Oaxaca, México

Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares
México City, México

Museum of Ventura County
Ventura, California


2016 Artist Leadership Program
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, D.C.

2012 Honorable Mention
Bienal de Artes Indigenas Contemporaneas
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
Mexico City, México

Selected Lectures

Traditional Zapotec Dyes:
Surviving in the Modern World

Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Color: The Language of the Earth
Fowler Museum, UCLA
Los Angeles, California

The Art of Hand Made
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

Innovation Within Traditional Folk Art
De Young Museum
San Francisco, California

Sustainability to Dye for:
Preserving Zapotec natural dyeing tradition

International Folk Art Market
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Focus on the Masters Artist Spotlight:
A Conversation with Porfirio Gutiérrez

Lecture, oral history and video documentation of Porfirio's life work
Ventura, California

Traditional Techniques: Preservation in the Modern World
Mingei International Museum
San Diego, California

Bring it Home
Artists Reconnecting Cultural Heritage with Community
Panel discussion with artists in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Artist Leadership Program
Washington, DC