Born: 1962, Cusco, Peru
Studio: Philadelphia, PA
1988-92 BFA Hunter College, University of New York. Magna Cum Laude.
2009 USA Knight Fellow. Santa Monica, LA.
2005 Special Award. EV+A 2005. Limerick, Ireland.
2003 PEW Fellowship. Visual Arts. Philadelphia, PA. Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant in Visual Arts. Philadelphia, PA.
2000 Anonymous is a Woman Award, New York, NY.
1999 Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Award. Philadelphia, PA.
1997-98 Artist in Residence, Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
1997 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Sculpture Award. New York, NY.
1996 Artist in Residence, Paula and Edwin Sidman Fellowship in the Arts, Institute for the Humanities,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1993 Recognition for Freedom of Expression, Andy Warhol Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Merce Cunningham
Foundation, etc., MOMA. New York, NY.
1992 Bronx Council of the Arts Fellowship, New York, NY.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010 Patrimonio, Barry Friedman Ltd, New York, NY
2007 Plunder Me Baby, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Isichapuitu. John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI.
1999 Kukuli Velarde: From Isichapuitu And Pure Love Series. International Biennial of Lima, Peru.
1998 Isichapuitu. John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.
Isichapuitu (work in progress) Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Metamorphosis. Long Island University, Long Island, NY.
1996 Homage To My Heart, Museum of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1995 Homage To My Heart, INTAR, New York, NY.
1993 Underdevelopment In Progress: 500 Years, Installation with Ana Ferrer, Soho 20. New York, NY.
New Ceramic Sculpture, Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York, NY.
1992 Underdevelopment In Progress: 500 Years. Installation with Ana Ferrer (censored), Institute of Technology, New York, NY.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Uber Portraits. Bellevue Museum of Arts. Bellevue, Wa.
2007 Man and Beast, Garth Clark Gallery Project Space, Long Island City, NY
2005 EV+A 2005. International Exhibition. Limerick, Ireland.
2003-4 Form and Contents: Corporal Identity- Body Language, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany+
2003 Home/land: Artists, Immigration, and Identity, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
De lo que soy/Of what I am. Lehman College Art Gallery. Bronx, NY.
2002 Dialogue-Installations. Taller Boricua Gallery. New York, NY.
2001 Monsters and Wonders. De Cordoba Museum. Lincoln, MA.
Ceramics, Cultural Connections. Plattsburg State Art Museum, Plattsburg, NY.
2000 Glimpse to the Invisible, NCECA Invitational, Arvada, CO.
1999 Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative Ceramics. Riley Hawk Galleries. Columbus, OH.
1997 Art-Making, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.
Shades of Blue: 12 Residents of Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Four Women in Form, Hostos Art Gallery, New York, NY.
1996 Artists from the Bronx, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.
Domestic Partnerships: New Impulses in Decorative Arts from the Americas. Art in General. New York, NY.
Labor of Love. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
1995 Dialogues of Peace, Palais des Nations, Ariana Park, Geneva, Switzerland.
Ceramists of Color, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YWCA, New York, NY.
Heroes and Heroines, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. NJ.
1994 Foire Internationale d'Art Latinoamericaine; Carla Stellweg Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
1994 Transformers, An independent Curators Inc.+.
Beyond Borders: Art by Recent Immigrants, Bronx Museum of Arts, NY.
Artists Select Artists, 20th Anniversary of Artists Space, New York, NY
Reclaim, Recover, Reaffirm: A 25 Year Dialogue "Reclaiming History Through Contemporary Art". El Museo del
Barrio. New York, NY.
1993 Intimate Lives: Women and Their Work, Austin, TX.
Testimonio. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Three Video Installations, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY.
Longwood Studio 1992-93 Fellowship Artists, Bronx Council on the Arts, NY.
1992 Uncommon Ground: 23 Latin American Artists, SUNY New Paltz, NY.
New Talent, Carla Stellweg Latin American and Contemporary Art, NY.
Remerica America, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY.
Books and Catalogues
Barros, Ricardo. Facing Sculpture: Portfolio of Portraits, Sculpture and Related Ideas. (2004)
Del Vecchio, Mark. Postmodern Ceramics. (Themes and Hudson, New York, London, 2001)
Mathieu, Paul. Sex Pots: Eroticism In Ceramics. (2003)
Indych, Anna. Kukuli Velarde: Cantaros de Vida. (John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts, 2001)
Peterson, Susan. The Art and Craft of Clay.
Bonami, Francesco. Global Art: Kukuli Velarde. (Flash Art, November, 1993)
Henneberger, Melinda. Redefining 'Immigrant' In the Bronx, (The New York Times, February 20, 1994)
Indych, Anna. Kukuli Velarde: Syncretizations: Re-conquering the Conquest. (Sulfur, 1995)
Koplos, Janet. Kukuli Velarde at Garth Clark, (Art in America, February 2008)
Miller, Ivor. We, the Colonized Ones, Kukuli Speaks. (Third Text, #32)
Morgan, Robert Coolidge. Kukuli Velarde, (American Ceramics, vol. 15 No. 1, 2006)
Ramirez, Yasmin. Kukuli Velarde at Carla Stellweg. (Art In America, March, 1993)
Velarde, Kukuli. Isichapuitu (Ceramics Monthly, 1998)
Velarde, Kukuli. Heresies. (Latina, # 27, 1993)
_________. Portfolio (American Crafts, 1999)