Kukuli Velarde – ¡Somos Tres art Book! 2019


Velarde’s artist book, a limited run series of 500, tell of how the her daughter came to and what makes family.

The book was published as part of Velarde’s 2019 exhibition the Complicit Eye.  The book was illustrated and written by artist in heavy paper and bound by thread.

Born in Cuzco, Peru and residing in Philadelphia, Kukuli Velarde is a painter and sculptor whose career spans four decades and two continents. Primarily known for her feminist reinterpretations of Colonial painting and Pre-Columbian sculpture, Velarde’s work brings together the personal and the political. After studying at the National University of San Marcos in Lima and the San Carlos Academy at the Autonomous National University of Mexico, she moved to New York City in 1987, obtaining her BFA from Hunter College in 1992. She transitioned from painting to ceramics in the 1990’s, moving to Philadelphia and becoming the Artist in Residence at the Clay Studio in 1997–98. In Philadelphia, Velarde has received numerous awards and recognitions, including a PEW Fellowship in 2003, a Knight Fellowship in 2009, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015. In 2004, Velarde returned to painting, and The Complicit Eye will be the first solo show of her paintings in Philadelphia.

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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × .5 in