Mateo Romero, Cochiti Pueblo, Attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Dartmouth College, the University of New Mexico and the School of American Research. Mateo Romero is the grandson of Teresita Romero; son of Santiago Romero; brother to Diego Romero, all artists in their own right. Mateo has won numerous awards at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Indian Market. Many of Matero’s paintings can be found on the walls of La Fonda.
Joining with Santa Fe’s new Artists in Residence program, La Fonda will be offering a weekend art experience from November through February that will connect a variety of different New Mexico artists, including many whose work graces our walls, with our guests and visitors right here in the lobby of the hotel. From jewelry-making to basket-weaving to beadwork to painting, come experience the magic of art and interact with the artists as they create their masterpieces and experience first-hand their creative process.