Diego Romero has been one of the early innovators contempory Pueblo pottery since the late 1980's. He studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, before subsequently attaining degrees from the Otis College of Art and Design (BFA) and UCLA (MFA).
His pottery forms are nearly consistent, based on the Mimbres pottery of around 1100. His graphic central imagery is a "modern" version of the intricately painted bowl and are painted in a graphic art style.
Diego has won several awards for his pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market, and his pieces can be found in museums worldwide, including the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain of Paris France, the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem Mass., the Denver Art Museum, the Heard Museum of Phoenix Arizona, the British Museum, and the Scottish National Museum. I got to know Diego while at Robert Nichols Gallery at that time he was exclusively with Robert.
This piece was purchased by my Father in Law John Blom 9Author of Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni) from Robert Nichols Gallery on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.