|Biography from Cooper's Art Gallery & Brokerage:|
|• Born & raised in Northern New Mexico|
• Principal works are ceramic sculpture (most notably, micaceous clay pottery) and oil on canvas or panel.
• Studied art at Instituto de Bellas Artes (Granada, Spain), Sanchez Conservation (Santa Fe), Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe), Osona Gallery and Studio (Santa Fe), and Santos of New Mexico (Santa Fe).
• Mr. De la Serna is internationally recognized as a Master Artist/Instructor for his expertise in New Mexican Spanish Colonial Iconography and Spanish and Native American pottery techniques.
• He restores and conserves New Mexican Colonial religious art and artifacts and WPA period pieces for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also involved in the conservation and restoration of religious icons and primitive ceramics of New Mexican, Central, South American and Western European origins for the southwestern regional membership of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association and various private collectors.
• His work has won numerous Awards, including…
First Place, Spanish Market – Gesso Relief, 1995
Spanish Colonial Arts Society Purchase Award, Spanish Market – Ceramics, 1997
Best of Show, Taylor Museum, Indian & Spanish Market - Traditional Hispanic Ceramics, 1999
SCAS Purchase Award, Spanish Market – Ceramics, 1999
City of Santa Fe Mayoral Award of Recognition, 1999
Distinguished Artist Award, Judges Choice, Spanish Market – Ceramics 2000
State of New Mexico Certificate of Recognition, Secretary of State, 2000
Hispanic Heritage Award – Contributions/Achievement “Casitas” Revival Ceramics, 2003
First Place, Spanish Market – Pottery, 2005 – 2009
New Mexico State Legislative Recognition – 2005
• His work is exhibited in numerous Museums, including...
Grounds For Sculpture Museum – Hamilton, NJ 2009/2010
National Hispanic Cultural Center Museum - Albuquerque, NM 2001, 2004 (permanent)
Cooper – Hewitt National Design Museum - NY, NY 2000 (permanent)
Museum of International Folk Art – Santa Fe, NM 1995, 1999 (permanent)
Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts – Santa Fe, NM 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004 (permanent)
Field Museum of Natural History – Chicago, IL 1997 (group exhibit)
Autry Museum of Western Heritage – Los Angeles, CA 1998 (permanent)
Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, NM 1999 (permanent)
Denver Art Museum – Denver, CO 1995, 1998 (permanent)
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