Meko is an artist from the Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. He brings to his art the rich traditions of his Northern Tiwa ancestry. His work with traditional micaceous pottery is characterized by a keen appreciation of his Tiwa ties and dedication to preserve and to give contemporary expression of his tribal heritage.
Working with clay, Meko says, gives me a sense of the fragility, permanence and resiliency of the earth from where it comes from. It expressive, functional and can be made with the simplest of material and tools. I believe that the continuing innovation of micaceous pottery symbolizes a way of life that goes on in dignity and beauty. It is a traditional process extending into contemporary expression. Although working with clay has been Meko’s primary focus he also works in sculpture, painting, and creative writing. He is also available to teach workshops.
Meko has his own Gallery/Studio at Taos Pueblo where his work may be viewed. Exhibitions of Meko’s work have been shown at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In Taos, New Mexico his work has been shown at the Millicent Rogers Museum, Kit Carson Home and Museum, and Southwestern arts Gallery.
Meko has a A.F.A (Associate in Fine Arts) degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts and B.U.S. (Bachelor of University Studies) from the University of New Mexico. He has also attended Harvard University and University of Colorado in Boulder.