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Artist Reception: Bruce Gomez, Photographer
Artist Reception: Bruce Gomez, Photographer

Sun, Mar 13


Collected Works Bookstore

Artist Reception: Bruce Gomez, Photographer

Taos Pueblo and Diné artist and 4-times Best of Show Award Winner at Santa Fe Indian Market, Bruce Gomez will be in store to chat with guests. His work will hang in CW's gallery for March and April. 20% of gross sales will be given to UNICEF for Ukraine.

Date, Time & Location

Mar 13, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

For your safety and those around you, we will be requiring all guests wear a mask while in the store.

Bruce Gomez is a photographer from Taos, New Mexico. Born in Santa Fe and raised at Taos Pueblo (Indian name: Morning Walking), he is the son of the late Doris Damon Gomez who was Diné (Todich’ii’nii- Bitter Water Clan) and the late Tommy Gomez who was from Taos Pueblo. Greatly influenced by his father who was a signmaker/ artist, he sees photography as an extension of his first love of painting as a child.

Artists and writers have always been drawn to the Southwest for its sheer wonder and awe. There is a Diné word, “hozho,” which can translate to beauty, balance, harmony. He is a believer in nurturing and living in this way. It is the artist’s hope

that his images will help the viewer to appreciate and take time to breathe, see and feel the vast beauty within and around us.

A longtime high school teacher, he created a Health course focused around the Concept of Hozho in addition to a Native American Studies Program at Taos High School. A former athlete, he trained with some the nation’s finest runners including Olympic marathon champion Frank Shorter while at CU Boulder. His running teams have won numerous high school individual and state team championships. He continues to coach and promote youth running through his company, Taos Marathon Racing LLC.

Self-taught in photography, he relies much on intuition and feel. Having grown up in a traditional community, he only photographs what is allowable on the reservation.

He resides in Taos with is wife, Anne-Marie and 17-year old daughter, Marielle.

Exhibits and Education:

  • Millicent Rogers Museum Taos, New Mexico
  • Harwood Museum Permanent Collection Taos, New Mexico
  • Four time Best of Show winner in photography at Southwest Association for Indian Arts (Santa Fe Indian Market Show)
  • United Nations for Indigenous Peoples Permanent Forum exhibit
  • CU Boulder B.S. Arts and Science
  • Jay Sherer School of Natural Healing
  • Two-time New Mexico High School Coach of the Year and National Coach of Year Finalist

Photos: Winter Solitude; Standing Buffalo; Taos Blue

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